Huntington Supervisor Lupinacci will not seek re-election later this year

Lupinacci says he made the choice following deliberation with friends, family and advisers. He says he made the decision in the interest of his family, the town and the Republican Party.

News 12 Staff

Feb 26, 2021, 9:10 PM

Updated 1,150 days ago

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Huntington Supervisor Lupinacci will not seek re-election later this year
Huntington Town Supervisor Chad Lupinacci says he will not seek re-election for another term later this year.
Lupinacci says he made the choice following deliberation with friends, family and advisers. He says he made the decision in the interest of his family, the town and the Republican Party.
"While this decision is a difficult one, it is made easier by the fact that in less than one term I have delivered on all of my campaign promises and will continue to accomplish the many goals I set out to achieve before this final year is complete," Lupinacci said in a statement.
Lupinacci says few administrations have faced as many challenges as his, and he feels the town is in a "far better" place.
"The decade-long litigation with LIPA over the assessment on the Northport Power Plant posed an existential threat to all homeowners, commercial property owners, and the Northport-East Northport School District. With settlement negotiations stagnant, a looming court judgment threatened ruin for our beautiful town. Under my leadership, the Town negotiated an unprecedented settlement few thought possible. We eliminated the threat of total financial devastation, including up to $825 million in future tax refund payments to LIPA, which hung over the heads of our residents for over a decade, secured millions of dollars in additional funding for our schools and Town, and protected our residents against unsustainable tax increases," he touted.
Lupinacci began his first and only term in the role on Jan. 1, 2018. He says he will serve the remainder of his term. 


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