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May 29, 2015 10:18 AMPublication: The Southampton Press

Southampton GOP Selects Richard Yastrzemski For Supervisor, Scalera And Hagan For Town Board

Southampton Village Trustee Richard Yastrzemski was selected as the GOP's pick for Southampton Town Supervisor on Thursday night. SHAYE WEAVER
May 29, 2015 2:34 PM

Southampton Village Trustee Richard Yastrzemski on Thursday night was officially given the Southampton Town Republican Committee nomination to run for Southampton Town supervisor this fall against Suffolk County Legislator Jay Schneiderman, who received the Democratic Committee nomination earlier this week.

Incumbent Town Councilwoman Christine Scalera and newcomer Damon Hagan, an attorney from East Quogue, were nominated for the Town Board slate, while incumbents Scott Horowitz, Ray Overton and Ed Warner, as well as newcomers Bruce Stafford and Susan Mastronardi, were picked to run for Southampton Town Trustee.

Southampton Town Tax Receiver Terri Kiernan was selected to run for her post again and Gary Weber won the GOP’s nomination for Southampton Town Justice.

Southampton Town Republican Committee Chairman Bill Wright said his party has an upper hand in this year’s elections as its slate features those who have been deeply involved in the community for years.

“Unlike my opponents, who are all good people as well, we have people that are really invested in this community,” Mr. Wright said. “Jay Schneiderman, while he has been a legislator for the district, he was in Montauk. I think people really like to see people who are invested in their community and not just as a pit stop.”

He added that Mr. Yastrzemski is a great fit for supervisor because he knows he has deep roots in the municipality and knows how to get things done.

“I’m excited. I think we have a great slate,” Mr. Wright said. “Our top of the ticket, unlike the other side, is actually born and raised in the Town of Southampton. [Mr. Yastrzemski]’s family dates back 10 generations and I think he has a strong handle on what needs to be done to run a town.”

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By Toma Noku (616), uptown on May 29, 15 10:30 AM
Who is Damon Hagan and what has he done.
By Resident tax (186), Hampton bays ny on May 29, 15 11:05 AM
Ice cream?
By Toma Noku (616), uptown on May 30, 15 11:13 AM
Who is Damon Hagan and what has he done.
By Resident tax (186), Hampton bays ny on May 29, 15 11:05 AM
Come to the Elks Club on Saturday, October 3rd from 7-9 pm and find out. There is an Oktoberfest fundraiser for Damon.
By Draggerman (955), Southampton on Sep 24, 15 12:30 PM
With respect to Bill Wright, that's about the lamest statement I've ever heard, that his GOP slate is "really invested in this community," while the Democratic candidates are not.

What does he think Jay Schneiderman has been doing for the last twelve years as a County Legislator representing a district of which Southampton Town is the majority component?

What does he think John Bouvier, a native, has been doing plunging into public affairs and advocating for our precious environment ...more
By Turkey Bridge (1979), Quiogue on May 29, 15 11:37 AM
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By June Bug (2680), SOUTHAMPTON on May 29, 15 12:46 PM
Congratulations to the Republican Party
By guest (68), Bridgehampton on May 29, 15 3:47 PM
Jay Schneiderman is a big fat frog, jumping from lily pad to lily pad in search of a no-show government job, that will boost his pension and give him benefits for life. The question is, What HAS Jay Schneiderman done in the last twelve years as a County Legislator???? Southampton does not want or deserve "East Hampton" Jay. Eric Schultz is another career politician with 40 years at town hall, time for him to move on, as well.
By theprogram (37), east quogue on May 29, 15 7:25 PM
Your ad hominem attacks aside, what has Jay Schneiderman done in the last twelve years? WIN!

Repeatedly. Why do you think he was chosen?
By Frank Wheeler (1826), Northampton on May 30, 15 9:54 AM
And Eric Shultz also has DECADES of work as an NYFD figherfighter - what's your point? Stick to what you're good at, and he's good at being a Trustee.

As for Jay, what makes you think being the Supervisor of a township is a "no-show" job? And if you can't see the good he has done for the east end over the last twelve years, you're blind. I'm not saying he's the best choice for Supervisor - and I don't care for his "I have a house in Southampton, so I live there now) but he certainly ...more
By Nature (2966), Southampton on May 30, 15 12:06 PM
Shultz was not actually a NYC firefighter. He was involved with the department in an insurance capacity.
By Crabby (63), Southampton on Jun 1, 15 7:41 PM
Turkey Bridge is just anothe Liberal intimidated by Republicans, and feels the need to put them down.
By chief1 (2800), southampton on May 30, 15 9:53 AM
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That's silly!

T. Bridge, if you've been paying any attention over the years, is a ranking doctrinaire member of the local Democratic apparat, and openly advocates for those seeking office on Row A at every opportunity. There's no mystery there.

He's obviously not intimidated by the once mighty GOP, and I don't see him "putting (the opposition) down' so much as promulgating for the local Democratic agenda, such as it is.

Why he continues to do so under any number of false ...more
By Frank Wheeler (1826), Northampton on May 30, 15 10:14 AM
Mr. Wheeler, I appreciate the clarification -- note, I didn't call it support, because I know it's not that, except on a few infrequent occasions. Still, I'm happy to see someone stating facts rather than fictional impressions, so happy that I hesitate to correct you, but if we're going to state facts, let's have it be 100% accurate.

The one thing on which you're wrong here is the statement that I "continue" to express my views "under any number of false identities." No more. Not for ...more
By Turkey Bridge (1979), Quiogue on May 30, 15 3:32 PM
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I'll accept your representation that you've outgrown that particular duplicity -- I was unaware that you'd given it up. Thank you for doing so.
By Frank Wheeler (1826), Northampton on May 31, 15 5:06 PM
This is an interesting ticket and personally I'm very happy that Christine Scalera is going for another term. She is one of the few people on the board that actually knows what she is doing and she truly cares about people and our community and isn't in this to bank a few more years on her pension. On both sides I don't think many people know Damon or Julie but it will be interesting to see what could be brought to the table. And correct me if I'm wrong but didn't Jay run unopposed for many of years ...more
By hamptons34 (30), Westhampton on May 30, 15 10:51 AM
I agree Scalera is a class act and knowledgeable.
By Shootingstar (9), Southampton on Oct 27, 15 11:27 AM
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By hamptons34 (30), Westhampton on May 30, 15 10:51 AM
I don't have anything pejorative to say about the nouvelle candidates (other than, Oh SH*T(!), another frigging attorney) but at least they are all actually REPUBLICANS.

The Democratic Committee of Southampton Town should take note of this - - - Republicans nominate REPUBLICANS. (The corollary, should it be necessary to state it, is that Democrats should nominate DEMOCRATS.)

Whatever the outcome of the election, the Democratic Party of Southampton Town will continue to be a fraternal ...more
By highhatsize (4217), East Quogue on May 30, 15 6:54 PM
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You drove that nail straight into the coffin of the Dem Exec Committee, a retiree Club, that is surprisingly ill educated and informed in running a political party, constantly eating their young and their own even if they are the brightest elected stars beloved by rank and file Committee members and Democrats.

Their primary criterion of "but she's a winner or now he's a winner" is again exposed as a political abomination of illegitimate party leaders.

There should be a referendum ...more
By Obbservant (449), southampton on Jun 8, 15 12:49 AM
Hey Rick S.,

A delusion of grandeur is the fixed, false belief that one possesses superior qualities such as genius, fame, omnipotence, or wealth. It is most often a symptom of schizophrenia, but can also be a symptom found in psychotic or bipolar disorders, as well as dementia (such as Alzheimer’s).

People with a delusion of grandeur often have the conviction of having some great but unrecognized talent or insight. They may also believe they have made some important discovery ...more
By SlimeAlive (1181), Southampton on Jun 29, 16 1:24 PM
How's this for an idea: The voters should go to the next round of meet the candidates meetings and ask all town board / supervisor candidates if they will sign a commitment to propose and vote for a new law requiring that any PDD passed by the board must then be approved by the voters during the next general or school budget vote before it can take effect. Anyone who won't sign that commitment should not be elected. I cannot take credit for this idea but I do strongly endorse it. Any thoughts?
By bird (829), Southampton on May 31, 15 3:36 PM
A plebiscite! Of course -- but then why do we need a representative government?
By Frank Wheeler (1826), Northampton on May 31, 15 5:01 PM
We do need a representative government. Got any idea where to find one?
By bird (829), Southampton on May 31, 15 6:04 PM
It's pitiful that so many here are concerned with Party affiliation when it comes to LOCAL politics. There are candidates from all parties that represent the needs of the Town as well as those who do not. Vote for the candidate, not the Party!
By bigfresh (4666), north sea on Jun 8, 15 7:06 AM