The Suffolk County Legislature will have a new member from our area beginning next year as longtime member and current presiding officer Wayne Horsley announced he will step down at the end of his term to take a position with the State Parks Department.
Running for his position on the legislature as the representative of District 14, which encompasses Babylon Village, Lindenhurst and parts of North Babylon and West Babylon, are Tom Dolan, the Democratic candidate, and Republican candidate Kevin McCaffrey.
The Town of Babylon will have a few seats up for grabs as well:
- Town Supervisor: Rich Schaffer, a Democrat, and Christopher Connors, a Republican
- Town Council Member (two seats): Antonio Martinez and Lindsay Henry
- Town Clerk: Carol Quirk, a Democrat, and William Barci, a Republican
- Town District Court Judge (two seats): Carl Copertino and Gaetan Lozito
But it's not only about the candidates.
New Yorkers are voting on six referendums, including whether the mandatory retirement age for Supreme Court and Court of Appeals judges should be increased. Also on the ballot is a Casino Referendum, which, if approved, would allow the state to build up to seven non-Indian casinos, including in the Catskills, which long ago lost its favored status as a retreat for New York City residents.
Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. To find out where you should go to vote, click here.
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