Huntington to elect new supervisor for 1st time since the '90s

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For the first time since the mid-1990s, the Town of Huntington will get a new supervisor.

Frank Petrone, who took office in 1994, will hand over the reins of the town to one of the three candidates up for election. He endorsed Democrat Tracey Edwards, who served four years as a town councilwoman. 

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Edwards, who was an executive at Verizon and currently serves as Long Island regional director for the NAACP, says she is ready to hit the ground running. 

"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," she told News 12 Long Island. 

Chad Lupinacci is running on the Republican line. He's currently a New York state assemblyman who's promising to shake things up at Town Hall.

"This is the first time in a quarter-century we have time for real change," said Lupinacci. "We want to bring Huntington in a new direction by controlling taxes and fees, making Town Hall more transparent and accessible."

Business owner Michael Raspantini is also running on his "End Corruption in Huntington" Party. 

"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," says Raspantini. 

Three seats on the Town Board are also up for grabs this year. The outcome could determine which party will have the majority. On the Democratic side, incumbent Mark Cuthbertson and Huntington School Board member Emily Rogan are running for the seats. Ed Smyth and Jim Leonick are on the Republican ticket. 

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