Our Endorsements For The Primaries

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The criteria for receiving an endorsement from the Huntingtonian:

Town hallIntegrity and honesty are more important to us than where candidates stand on all issues. Since we will never all agree with everything a candidate stands for, it is important to elect individuals who remember they work for the people.  We should not have to be detectives to figure out what our elected are up to.

We endorse people who we believe care about all constituents, not just those who are most likely to vote for them.  All constituents must have equal value regardless of socioeconomic status, race, religion or the hamlet they reside in. We will endorse individuals who we believe value equality.

The individuals we support need to be more concerned with the residents and tax payers of the community than the special interest groups including builders.

As far the issues, we are very concerned about land use and the way an individual spends money.

We endorse candidates that we believe have leadership qualities.  A true leader encourages people to work together.  We will endorse candidates who will work to build consensus, bring individuals together and not try to divide communities.

We want individuals who will make sure that all hamlets are fairly represented in all appointed boards and committees. (This is especially important in Huntington Station and School District 3).

For an incumbent to receive an endorsement:

Incumbents who have been caught in a lie will never receive an endorsement. Incumbents who spend more time taking photos, than serving in a meaningful way will not be endorsed.

Incumbents who have failed to respond to FOIL requests and hold back public information will not be endorsed.

Endorsements:

Democrat Party Primary:

Superintendent of Highways: William Naughton

Independence Party Primary:

Town Supervisor: Eugene Cook

Republican Party:

Town Supervisor: Eugene Cook

Town Council: Mark Mayoka, Josh Price

Working Families Party Primary:

Town Council: Tracy Edwards & Rich Hall

Vote on Tuesday, September 10, 2013.

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2 Responses to Our Endorsements For The Primaries

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  2. I want to add my personal endorsement of Gene Cook for Town Supervisor in Huntington. I was born in Huntington in 1941 and have lived there all my life, so I have seen many politicians come and go over the years. I have never seen anyone like Gene Cook… he is truly unique; a breath of fresh air in today’s corrupt political environment, and an individual of the highest integrity, refusing to be pressured by some of the other Town Board members who currently enjoy a 3-2 advantage. Gene Cook led the charge to have the Town’s records audited, and with the able assistance of Mark Mayoka plus a few hundred courageous citizens, forced the Town Board to vote to allow the State Comptroller audit Huntington’s records, resulting in (so far) uncovering millions of dollars of misappropriated funds… our tax dollars being wasted and misused. When Gene Cook gets elected Supervisor and Mark Mayoka plus Josh Price are elected to the Town Board, Huntington will finally have an HONEST, HARD WORKING TOWN BOARD, ushering in a new era of POLITICAL LEADERS THAT KNOW THEY WORK FOR THE PEOPLE OF HUNTINGTON, not the other way around.

    Lahmann@verizon.net
    September 9, 2013 1:15 pm at 1:15 pm

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