Democrat Perry Gershon, running a second time against incumbent U.S. Representative Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley), will take a similar approach to that of Otis Pike decades ago.
Democrat Pike initially lost to a lst Congressional District Republican incumbent. He then spent two years moving around the district meeting with voters person-to-person. (more…)
TIMES REVIEW FILE PHOTO Perry Gerhson
Perry Gershon, who lost a close election to Representative Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley) in the 1st Congressional District race last November, but scored major gains for Democrats, announced that he’ll run again in 2020. (more…)
Perry Gershon is “strongly leaning to another go” at running for the U.S. House of Representatives in the lst Congressional District against incumbent Lee Zeldin. (more…)
COURTESY IMAGE Janus, the Roman God of transitions.
Among the major events in Suffolk in 2018 was the midterm election which saw Congressman Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley), the two-term incumbent in the lst Congressional District, which includes Shelter Island, win re-election, but not by the margins he had won by before.
Also, Suffolk Legislator Monica Martinez of Brentwood became the first woman ever elected to represent Suffolk County in the State Senate. (more…)
COURTESY PHOTOS Congressman Lee Zeldin, left, and Democratic challenger Perry Gershon.
Over the next several days, leading to the New Year, the Reporter will be posting our annual Year In Review series of important stories from 2018.
The campaign for the November 2018 midterm elections started nearly two years ago, with a bunch of potential Democratic candidates and a group of protesters outside the office of incumbent Republican Congressman Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley). (more…)