Our Democratic slate combines the people responsible for key Town government accomplishments with a number of highly qualified new candidates, all looking to get things done.
At a virtual convention held on February 24th, the Southampton Town Democratic Committee named its candidates for local office in the 2021 elections, said Chairman Gordon Herr. County Legislator Bridget Fleming will seek re-election on the Democratic line. The Town ticket is headed by Supervisor Jay Schneiderman, and the candidates for Town Council are incumbent Tommy John Schiavoni, and attorney and Planning Board member Robin Long.
The Democrats are endorsing longtime Town Clerk Sundy Schermeyer for another term and their pick for Highway Superintendent is Tom Neely, who is now the Town’s Director of Public Transportation and Traffic Safety. The candidates for two seats on the Town Justice Court are attorney Adam Grossman, currently Zoning Board of Appeals Chairman, and attorney Shari Grant Oster.
For the five Town Trustee positions, the Democrats have named incumbents Bill Pell and Ann Welker, plus Captain Andy Brosnan, who long commanded research vessels for Stony Brook Southampton College, attorney Martha Reichert, and oyster farmer Will Peckham.
The Southampton Democrats will point to a host of goals they have achieved in Town government, including a continued AAA credit rating, expanded housing opportunity, and significant environmental protection, among many others. Chairman Herr said the Democratic slate combines the people responsible for these accomplishments with a number of highly qualified new candidates.