Island Vote: Huntington town supervisor

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The Town of Huntington will be getting a new town supervisor for the first time since the mid-1990s.

Frank Petrone is retiring after more than 20 years as town supervisor. After four years as a town councilwoman, Democrat Tracey Edwards says she's well-qualified to take over the position.

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"Communities are concerned about public safety, they're concerned about clean water," Edwards says. "I know enough about the foundation of what we need to keep, what things we need to change and what things we need to tweak."

Campaigning outside the supermarket where he got his first job as a teenager, West Hills native Chad Lupinacci is running on the Republican line. He's been a state assemblyman for the past five years and says he'd like to bring change to Town Hall.

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"Make it more customer-friendly, bring more businesses back to the area rather than being scared away," Lupinacci says. "We want Town Hall to partner with businesses, not be a barrier to scare people away."

A third candidate, Mike Raspantini, who owns a video production company, is running on an independent line.

"We really do need an independent individual who isn't affiliated with any political parties or loyalties to jump into Town Hall and really take an honest look at things," Raspantini says.

Aside from town supervisor, there are three seats on the town board up for grabs this year. The outcome could determine which party will have the majority.

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