Island Vote 2013: Incumbent Frank Petrone faces tough challenger in Gene Cook in Huntington supervisor race

Town of Huntington Supervisor Frank Petrone is up for re-election this November in what is expected to be one of the closest races for which

Petrone has held the same post for 20 years.

Petrone has held the same post for 20 years. (10/10/13)

HUNTINGTON - Town of Huntington Supervisor Frank Petrone is up for re-election this November in what is expected to be one of the closest races for which he's ever campaigned.

Petrone has held the same post for 20 years, asserting his record of tax stability and fiscal responsibility. According to the town clerk, property taxes have only increased by 1.5 percent over the past five years.

However, town board member and Republican challenger Gene Cook says Petrone is out of touch. Cook wants to implement term limits and says he aspires to run the town more like a business.

Petrone won by a slim margin four years ago against a candidate with one party line and limited resources. In Cook, Petrone faces an opponent backed by three parties and a hefty checkbook.

Cook is running on the Republican, Conservative and Independence lines.
 

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