“Meet The Candidates 2013” Forum October 9th

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“MEET THE CANDIDATES 2013” FORUM, SPONSORED
FOR THE FIRST TIME BY A COALITION OF LOCAL CIVIC GROUPS,
IS SET FOR OCTOBER 9TH


– Town of Huntington citizens are invited to participate in this event,
aimed at providing a forum for voters to question candidates before Election Day –

The Greater Huntington Civic Group, Inc. and the Elwood Taxpayers Association, along with a coalition of other area civic groups, have jointly announced today that the “Meet The Candidates 2013” Forum is scheduled for Wednesday, October 9th at 7 p.m. at the Elwood Middle School Auditorium, 100 Kenneth Avenue in Greenlawn.  All citizens of the Township of Huntington are invited to attend what is expected to be a dynamic and informative event featuring all of the candidates for local office.

 The following candidates for public office have been invited to attend (listed alphabetically):

Town Supervisor: Eugene Cook/Frank Petrone

Town Council (Two Seats): Mark Cuthbertson/Tracey Edwards/Mark Mayoka/Josh Price

Superintendent of Highways: Pete Gunther/William Naughton

17th District Suffolk County Legislator: Lou D’Amaro/James Martin

18th District Suffolk County Legislator: Robert Conte/William Spencer

“Area citizens will be invited to directly question the candidates about issues of importance to them,” said Steven Spucces, president of the Greater Huntington Civic Group. Among the key topics the forum is expected to cover: proposed housing and commercial development projects, such as “Oak Tree Dairy”; the 2% tax cap; Huntington Station revitalization efforts; LIPA tax hike; residential downzoning and rezoning; traffic congestion remediation; as well as various quality of life issues.

The Forum’s civic group coalition also includes Greenlawn Civic Association, Manor Plains Civic Association, and Preserving Elwood Now. This is the first time that such a coalition has been formed to present a town-wide “Meet The Candidates” event

For more information about the Forum, visit the “Meet The Candidates 2013” event on Facebook
or go to the Greater Huntington Civic Group’s website at greaterhuntingtoncivicgroup.com or e-mail greaterhuntington@gmail.com.

The Greater Huntington Civic Group Inc., a nonpartisan organization, was formed to support any and all endeavors that strive to create a better quality of life for all who live and work in the Township of Huntington.

The Elwood Taxpayers Association was formed in 1945 to be a voice for the taxpaying citizenry of Elwood in its quest to preserve all facets of a suburban way of life in the hamlet.

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