POULOS, GARETANO, BLACK SCORE NOMINATIONS FOR HUNTINGTON LEGISLATIVE POSTS
Last night at the Suffolk Republican Convention in Hauppauge, the Republicans picked their nominees for the 16th, 17th, and 18th Legislative Districts.
In the 18th District, Huntington School Board Member Elizabeth Black was given the nod in a wide open field of potential nominees. Mrs. Black will now face off against Dr. William Spencer for the position that will be vacated by Jon Cooper due to term limitations.
“I’m very pround and honored to be the designee for the 18th legislative district,” Elizabeth Black to the TATTLER. “I’m going to work very hard to get out to the district and meet as many people as possible. I have a lot of volunteers that are going to help me along the way, and I appreciate every one of them for helping to get me this far. And I thank them and my family for the help they given me to help me get this far.”
In the 16th district, Deborah Poulos was tapped to run. She will be running against incumbent Steve Stern. Unfortunately, Ms. Poulos could not be reached for comment, as she is currently out of town.
In the 17th district, Dennis Garetano was nominated. He will be opposing incumbent Lou D’Amaro, whom he faced for the seat in 2005. Mr. Garetano could not be reached for comment as he was out of the country.
When asked to comment on the ticket that has been assembled in Huntington for this year’s county races, Huntington Republican chairwoman Toni Tepe said, “I think that we’ve had the opportunity to form a great ticket. We have three competent, qualified candidates to run for three seats in Huntington.”