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Goggins holds off Powers in GOP primary


William Goggins, the Republican Party’s pick to run for town justice in November, will hold the party line on Election Day after fending of Eileen Powers in a primary on Thursday night.

With all of Southold’s 19 election districts tallied, Mr. Goggins held 526 votes to Ms. Powers’ 390.

And while Ms. Powers didn’t earn the Republican nomination, it appears she still will be on the ballot in November: she unofficially won by a single vote in the Independence Party race. Ms. Powers earned 25 votes to Mr. Goggins’ 24 votes. Brian Hughes, who will be running on the Democratic line in November, has 13 votes.

According to the Suffolk County Board of Elections, 13 outstanding absentee ballots remain to be counted in the Independence Party race. They will be counted next week, an official said Friday morning, though no exact day has been determined yet.

In the third primary for town justice, Mr. Goggins earned a victory on the Conservative line over the other two candidates, tallying 38 votes to Ms. Powers’ 25 and Mr. Hughes’ 9 votes.

It remains unclear at this time how many absentee ballots remain to be counted in each race.

Check back with The Suffolk Times for updates throughout the election season.