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Town Convention/General Membership Meeting May 31st 7:30pm


May 13, 2018

Dear Smithtown Democratic Committee Member:

Please take notice that a designating convention of the Smithtown Democratic Committee will be held on the following date, time and location:

DATE: Thursday, May 31, 2018 - TIME: 7:30 PM

Location: First Presbyterian Church Parish Hall 175 E Main St. Smithtown NY 11787
The purpose of this convention is to designate the following candidates:

Smithtown Town Council (off-cycle election to complete Ed Wehrheim’s Town Council term), Smithtown District Court Judge, two seats.

If you have any questions or are interested in these positions please email:

All committee people are requested to attend this important meeting.

Edward Maher

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