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November 2017

 

Endorsements in Suffolk County legislative races
Kevin Peterman

 

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The FA political action committee meets with (head of table, from left) Suffolk County Legislators Kevin McCaffrey, Leslie Kennedy and Tom Muratore. (photo by Dante Morelli)

Next Tuesday is Election Day and we ask that you consider supporting the Suffolk County Legislature candidates endorsed by the FA political action committee as a result of screenings in late August.

Our endorsements are always based on an incumbent candidate’s past support of education and labor or, for the non-incumbents, on their stated beliefs or actions from any previous elected positions.

All of our endorsements were reviewed and unanimously approved by our Executive Council on our Thursday, August 31, meeting.

As we do every two years we have reached out to our nearly 57,000 fellow New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) colleagues who work in Suffolk County and asked them to support the candidates we have endorsed. We make it clear to the candidates that in order to receive an FA endorsement they must appear before the political action committee to be screened. During the screening we discuss our issues regarding the college budget, capital projects and labor issues.

The members of the FA Political Action Committee as well as our official endorsement are below:

  • Kevin Peterman
  • Sean Tvelia
  • Cynthia Eaton
  • Peter DiGregorio
  • Dante Morelli
  • Kevin McCoy
  • Kim Ng Southard
  • Bruce Seger

FA Endorsements in the 2017 Suffolk County Elections

# of NYSUT
Members in LD
District or
Position
Endorsed Candidate
(bold = incumbent)
3,635

LD 1

Al Krupski (D)
2,976

LD 2

Bridget Fleming (D)
1,894

LD 3

Josh Slaughter (WF)
2,661

LD 4

Thomas Muratore (R)
5,493

LD 5

Kara Hahn (D)
4,409

LD 6

Sarah Anker (D)
2,633

LD 7

Rob Calarco (D)
4,736

LD 8

Bill Lindsay (D)
633

LD 9

Monica Martinez (WF, I)
3,330

LD 10

Thomas Cilmi (R)
3,269

LD 11

Joseph McDermott (D)
4,332

LD 12

Leslie Kennedy (R)
4,313

LD 13

Robert Trotta (R)
2,300

LD 14

Kevin McCaffrey (R)
1,306

LD 15

DuWayne Gregory (D)
2,611

LD 16

Susan Berland (D)
2,822

LD 17

Tom Donnelly (D)
3,552

LD 18

William "Doc" Spencer (D)
56,905