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See who’s running Tuesday for fire district commissioner

Southold Fire Department

Election day for local fire district commissioners is Tuesday, Dec. 8, but only East Marion voters will have a choice of candidates.

The elected commissioners run the fire district, which sets the budget for the fire department.

While fire chiefs are elected by department members only, all registered voters can cast ballots for commissioner.


Incumbent commissioner Joe Vandernoth is being challenged by Bryan Weingart. Voting will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. at the firehouse, 9245 Main Road.


Incumbent David Haas is running unopposed. Voting runs from 3 to 9 p.m. at the firehouse on Pike Street.


Incumbent Carlisle Cochran Jr. is seeking re-election. Voting will be from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Main Road firehouse.


Incumbent James Fogarty Jr. is unopposed. Voting is set for 3 to 9 p.m. at the firehouse, 260 New Suffolk Road.


Incumbent Arthur Ruroede is not seeking a new term and Peter Nathanson will run unopposed for commissioner. Voting will be from 6 to 9 p.m. at the firehouse, 23300 Main Road.

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Photo: Southold Fire Department. (Credit: Jen Nuzzo, file)