Monday Briefing: Call it the year of the election
Last week, we learned that January 15 will be the date of the special election to fill the vacant 1st District seat for Suffolk County Legislature.
Now it appears that might not be the only special election on the North Fork this year.
Newsday reported this week that Assemblyman Dan Losquadro has expressed an interest in running for the vacant Brookhaven Highway Superintendent post and a town political source told the News-Review he’s a “good bet to get the nomination” to replace John Rouse, who was recently elected to a judge post.
County Legislator Tom Muratore has also expressed interest in the GOP highway nod and has even scheduled a fundraiser, according to the Newsday report.
The highway superintendent special election is expected to be held in February, which could set up a spring special election for assembly.
Mr. Losquadro, a former County Legislator from Shoreham, just won his first re-election bid in November. He could be announced as the highway nominee before he ever begins his second term next month.
• In case you missed the announcement last week, we’ll be hosting a public debate between Legislature candidates Sean Walter and Al Krupski Jan. 7 at Martha Clara Vineyards in Riverhead.
We were pleased with how the Congressional debates we sponsored went and are happy to be doing it again.
• Of course it’s pretty early to speculate, but who do you think will emerge to fill seats if Walter or Krupski, or Losquadro, wins a new post? Share a comment on who you’d like to see as the next Riverhead Town Supervisor, Southold Town Councilman or Assemblyman.