Huntington voters set to choose new supervisor in several weeks
Voters in the Town of Huntington will be choosing a new supervisor in a few weeks.
After four years as councilman, Ed Smyth is now seeking to be the town's top elected official. He says cutting spending and preventing overdevelopment would be his top priorities.
Another town councilman, Gene Cook, is also looking to move over to the supervisor's office. Cook is running as a third-party candidate.
Cook is a former Republican who unsuccessfully sought the GOP nomination for supervisor. Some believe by launching a third-party run, he'll split the Republican vote, siphoning votes away from Smyth and ultimately helping the Democratic candidate.
Democratic candidate Rebecca Sanin, the CEO of a nonprofit, says town hall needs a major overhaul.
With current Town Supervisor Chad Lupinacci not seeking reelection, Huntington will have a new supervisor in January. Two town council seats are also up for grabs in next month's election.