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Town Supervisor

Four-year term
Salary: $111,916

Scott Russell

Hamlet: Cutchogue
Occupation: Town Supervisor
Party Lines: Republican, Conservative, Independence

About: Mr. Russell, 55, was born and raised in Mattituck. He has a degree from George Washington University. He served briefly as a legal assistant for a law firm in New York City, began his public service career as an aide to former congressman William Carney and later was an elected town assessor for 15 years. He is the father of a son and a daughter.

His pitch: The 14-year incumbent said that his next term would see implementation of the town’s recently completed comprehensive plan, particularly with regard to land use and zoning.

Mr. Russell said he’d also maintain services for “often overlooked” populations, such as the Meals on Wheels program that sees approximately 20,000 meals delivered to seniors annually.

Mr. Russell also said he’d continue an ongoing effort to bring a recreational facility with an indoor pool to Southold, as well as green energy. He said he’d continue the town’s approach to land preservation and financial management that have put the town in a strong position.

In his words: “I’ve established a record through hard work and a nonpartisan, cooperative spirit with everyone. What’s key is access, maintaining my accessibility to the public.”

Greg Doroski

Greg Doroski

Hamlet: Mattituck
Occupation: Running for supervisor
Party Lines: Democratic, Libertarian

About: Mr. Doroski, 39, was born and raised in Southold Town and graduated from Mattituck High School in 1999.

After earning a degree in philosophy from Drew University, he worked in Brooklyn as a project manager for a residential property management company before moving back to Cut-ch-ogue to work as a brewer at Greenport Harbor Brewing Co.

He was the managing partner and head brewer at Threes Brewing in Brooklyn and most recently worked at Raphael Vineyards.

Mr. Doroski is also an ordained deacon at First Presbyterian Church in Southold and is raising two young daughters with his wife, Liz.

His pitch: Mr. Doroski said the skills he’s amassed from his experience in property management and business make him an ideal candidate for Town Supervisor. He pointed to the environment, economy and management of change to be his top three issues impacting Southold.

Mr. Doroski said he’s running to improve water quality, level the playing field when it comes to small businesses and manage change to preserve what makes Southold unique.

In his words: “As we see all of the young people move away, and their parents move away, the character of this community is shifting on a fundamental level. The way I look at it is, if I’m not willing to jump in and change things, then I’ve got to stop complaining.”

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There are two open Board of Trustees seats in Southold this year. The four-year term has a salary of $20,355. Incumbent trustees Glenn Goldsmith (R, C, I-Mattituck) and A. Nicholas Krupski (D, Cutchogue) are both seeking a second term to the position.

Incumbent town assessor Richard Caggiano (R, C, I-Southold) is seeking another four year term at a salary of $80,603.

After longtime tax receiver George Sullivan decided not to seek reelection this year, he was replaced on the ticket by Kelly Fogarty, (R, C, I-Mattituck) a certified public accountant. The tax receiver earns a salary of $42,075.

The Democrats did not select a candidate for tax receiver, assessor or a second trustee position.

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Four-year term, two open seats
Salary: $36,861

Jill Doherty

Hamlet: New Suffolk
Occupation: Town councilwoman, bookkeeper and office manager at Creative Environmental Design in Peconic
Party Lines: Republican, Conservative, Independence

About: Ms. Doherty, 55, is a longtime Southold resident and has two children in their 20s.

She was first elected to the Town Board in 2011 and is seeking a third term. Ms. Doherty previously worked as a clerk in Town Hall and served two terms on the Board of Trustees. She has been involved with the Mattituck Fire Department Ladies’ Auxiliary for nearly 30 years and volunteers her time bartending for several local organizations and fundraisers.

On the Town Board, Ms. Doherty serves as liaison to the town’s shellfish advisory and tree committees.

Her pitch: Ms. Doherty said her background in accounting and government give her a good sense of fiscal management on a town level. She said she has continued to advocate for environmental issues, including water quality, as a Town Board member and helped draft the rental code. If reelected, she said she wants to immediately get to work on creating the rental permit renewal process. Ms. Doherty said her approach to the issues allow her to consider how her decisions — especially updates to town code — may have broader impacts.

In her words: “I treat everybody fairly. I listen. I’m open and I know how to get things done. It might not be the vision that you come to me with, but I can point you in the right direction. I’m available and flexible. I’m committed to [the Town Board] and will stay committed to this.

Bob Hanlon

Hamlet: Orient
Occupation: Retired attorney and educator
Party Lines: Democratic

About: Mr. Hanlon, 72, has lived in Southold for 14 years with his wife, Jessica Frankel, who is a librarian at Southold Free Library.

He is a seven-year member of the Orient Association and served four years as its president. He is also a board member of the Oysterponds Historical Society and his term as a fire district commissioner in Orient will expire in December.

His pitch: Mr. Hanlon said his involvement in community organizations will make him an asset to the Town Board. With the Orient Association, Mr. Hanlon helped fight a plan by the New York Metropolitan Transportation Council to divert tractor trailers via ferry through the North Fork.

As a fire commissioner, Mr. Hanlon said he reviewed contracts to recoup $70,000 in unpaid cell tower fees.

Issues such as house size and water quality are at the top of his agenda, and Mr. Hanlon outlined several immediate steps the town could take to address those problems, including working with town planners and builders and mandating innovative/alternative wastewater systems on new construction projects in Southold.

In his words: “I have no agenda and don’t represent any particular group — I’m not a partisan person. My only concern is to try and find ways to try and take care of [Southold]. One thing I’ve learned in my various careers has served me well: listen to constituents and keep asking questions. The most important thing is listening to the community.”

Eugene Gluck

Hamlet: Southold
Occupation: Graphic designer, real estate agent
Party Lines: Libertarian

About: Mr. Gluck, 53, grew up in the Bronx and earned a BFA in fine art and graphic design from Southampton College. He then moved to the North Fork and has since served as the president of the North Fork Chamber of Commerce, executive director of the North Fork Promotion Council and treasurer of both the Cut-ch-ogue Lions Club and North Fork Environmental Council.

He has also been a member of the Third New York Regiment Long Island Companies reenactment group. He is the father of two adult daughters.

His pitch: Mr. Gluck said additional affordable housing opportunities are needed in order to maintain a viable workforce for local businesses. He’d like to see more fiscal responsibility and a smaller, more transparent government. Mr. Gluck said his taxes have doubled in the last 10 years and he’s concerned that the increases don’t always translate into more services.

Another key issue is transportation. He said more frequent and dependable train service is needed and believes the bus system could better serve the area on Route 48.

In his words: “I have a lot of experience, I know business owners. I’ve done a lot of work insofar as promoting tourism. I know that’s a touchy subject, but it can be handled in a way so it doesn’t compound the issues. I think there’s a lack of focus right now in Town Hall and I’d like to bring it back to these pertinent issues.”

Sarah Nappa

Hamlet: Southold
Occupation: Farmer, chef, small business owner
Party Lines: Democratic

About: Ms. Nappa, 38, has a degree in animal science and agricultural business from Colorado State University. She moved here in 2007 with her husband, Anthony, and has worked as a chef at several local restaurants before opening The Winemaker Studio in Peconic. Ms. Nappa and her husband are raising two young children on their 3-acre farm.

Her pitch: Ms. Nappa said her experience as a small business owner and farmer gives her insight into what isn’t working in town government. She said Southold is at a “tipping point” due to a lack of planning by the current administration. She’d work with small business owners and the farming community to make appropriate updates to the code and streamline processes to make them more efficient. Ms. Nappa also said that while preserving land is important, it’s equally important to ensure a thriving agricultural industry is in place to continue farming that land.

In her words: “I have education, knowledge and expertise in a lot of the key industries in Southold. I’ve been operating my own small business for over 10 years and I’ve had to adapt and change in order to stay viable.

I understand what the next generation of farmers is going to need to be able to make it here. I have fresh ideas and a new vision, and I’m willing to put in the work it’s going to take to get the code updated and make sure the future is secure.”

Bill Ruland

Hamlet: Mattituck
Occupation: Town councilman, farmer
Party Lines: Republican, Conservative, Independence

About: Mr. Ruland, 71, was first elected to the Town Board in 2007 and currently serves as deputy supervisor.

He is a lifelong Mattituck resident and previously served on the Mattituck-Cut-ch-ogue Board of Education for 24 years, including 13 as president. He is a third-generation farmer who serves as treasurer for the Long Island Cauliflower Association and is a past president of the Long Island Farm Bureau. He and his wife have two children and four grandchildren.

His pitch: Mr. Ruland’s commitment to public service has led him to seek a fourth term on the Town Board. Specifically, he said his experience in municipal finance, budgeting and labor relations give him the necessary skills for the position.

Citing his background in farming, Mr. Ruland said he wants to continue working to preserve agricultural lands from development.

Mr. Ruland also oversees the town’s fuel and fleet management program, which he said allows the town to better track data and cut costs where possible. He said there’s more to be done in that area to continue reducing costs and improving efficiency.

He serves as liaison or co-liaison to at least 10 other committees, including the agricultural advisory, transportation and economic development committees.

In his words: “I think my love and passion for the community I was born and raised in runs really deep, and I’m not ready to give up yet. I still think I have much to offer.”

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Polling places in Southold Town are at the following locations. Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.

• Election Districts 17, 18: Cutchogue East Elementary School, 34900 Main Road, Cutchogue

• ED 11 Cutchogue Fire Department, 260 New Suffolk Road, Cutchogue

• ED 3: East Marion Fireman’s Hall, 9065 Main Road, East Marion

• ED 1: Fishers Island Community Center, 66 Hound Lane, Fishers Island

• ED 6: Greenport Fire Department, 236 Third St., Greenport

• EDs 4, 5 and 7: Greenport High School, 720 Front St., Greenport

• EDs 12, 13, 15 and 16: Mattituck High School, 15125 Main Road, Mattituck

• ED 2: Poquatuck Hall, 1160 Village Lane, Orient

• ED 8: Southold Fire Department, 55135 Main Road, Southold

• EDs 9, 14 and 19: Southold High School, 420 Oaklawn Ave., Southold

• ED 10: Southold Town Recreation Center, 970 Peconic Lane, Peconic