Greenport Village will see a contested election this year as two newcomers and one incumbent battle for two trustee positions.
Lily Dougherty-Johnson and Cindy Pease Roe announced plans to run alongside incumbent Jack Martilotta, whose four-year term on the Greenport Village Board expires this March. Both Ms. Dougherty-Johnson and Ms. Pease Roe said they’re collecting 50 signatures from village residents to meet the requirement to run. READ
The Greenport Village Board candidates will debate at the Greenport United Methodist Church at 621 Main Street at 7 p.m. tonight.
The debate, sponsored by The Suffolk Times, was originally scheduled to take place at the village’s Little Red School House on Front Street but was changed due to concerns over seating capacity.
Three candidates are seeking two Village Board seats in the March 19 elections. Trustee Mary Bess Phillip, the only incumbent running, is looking for a second four-year term. Also on the ballot are former trustee William Swiskey, who ran unsuccessfully two years ago, and Julia Robins, a real estate agent in her first bid for public office.