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Suffolk candidates for state legislative positions


Committee members for major political parties will be out in force starting Tuesday to gather nominating petitions for their state and local candidates in fall elections.

For the State Senate, the major parties have nominated the following candidates:
1 S.D. —State Sen. Kennth LaValle (R-Port Jefferson) against Gregory-John Fischer of Calverton;
2nd S.D.—State Sen. John Flanagan (R-East Northport) vs. Democrat Peter N. Magistrale of St. James;
3rd S.D.—State Sen. Thomas Croci (R-Sayville) against the winner of a Democratic primary between Joseph Fritz of Brentwood and John DeVito Jr. of Mastic Beach;
4th S.D.—State Sen. Philip Boyle (R-Bay Shore) vs. Democrat John Alberts of North Babylon,
and in the 5th S.D.—State Sen. Carl Marcellino (R-Syosset) vs....| read more ››

Young Dem Challenging Sen. Flanagan For 2nd District Seat


Peter Magistrale, a 24-year-old accountant and Democrat who says he’s ready to tackle corruption in Albany while closing tax loopholes that could translate to relief for middle class taxpayers, is challenging incumbent Sen. John Flanagan for his seat in the state’s 2nd District.

Flanagan, of East Northport, a Republican and majority leader of the senate, was first elected to the seat in 2002.

His challenger, Magistrale, of St. James, announced his campaign last week, filing nominating petitions with New York State Board of Elections on May 17. The Hofstra University graduate earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting in 2012, and a master’s degree in taxation the next year.

While he said experience is, no doubt, important, Magistrale said he values...| read more ››

2016 SDC Dinner Journal


2016 Smithtown Democratic Committee Persons of the Year Dinner Journal

Congratulations to Rep. Steve Israel and Anne M. Quinn, the 2016 Honorees!

To everyone who placed a message in the book – Thanks very much for your support!

Click the link below for the full journal| read more ››

Volunteer for Your Democratic Congressional Candidate!


The election is Tuesday, November 8th. Polls will be open from 6AM to 9PM.

If you would like to check your registration status or find your polling location, use the following link:

If you would like to volunteer for a candidate, please use the links below:

NY-01 Candidate:
Anna Throne-Holst-

NY-02 Candidate:
DuWayne Gregory-

NY-03 Candidate:
Tom Suozzi-|

Democrats win NY state Senate seat vacated by ex-GOP leader


Democrat Todd Kaminsky was declared the official winner Monday of a close New York state Senate race for the convicted former GOP majority leader’s Long Island seat, handing the Democrats a majority of seats in the chamber.

Kaminsky beat Republican Chris McGrath by 886 votes, according to the numbers certified by Nassau County election officials.

Kaminsky was ahead by 780 votes on election day two weeks ago, but McGrath refused to concede until all absentee votes were counted.

“I am honored that my neighbors have elected me to deliver for Long Island and clean up Albany as their state senator,” Kaminsky said in a statement. “For far too long, South Shore taxpayers have been the victim of politicians who put...| read more ››