Whelan may run for East Hampton Town Board


East Hampton architect John Whelan has expressed interest in seeking a seat on the East Hampton Town Board on the Democratic Party line in 2009, according to a source within the town Democratic Party Committee.

At a committee meeting last week, party members were discussing possible candidates for the board races next year when Mr. Whelan stood up and said he would be interested in running. Mr. Whelan could not be reached for comment.

Two council seats are up for election in 2009 as well as the supervisor’s seat. Incumbent Democrats Bill McGintee and Brad Loewen have not said whether they will run for re-election next fall. Councilwoman Pat Mansir, who was twice elected to the board as a Republican but switched to the Democratic Party while on the board, dropped her Democratic Party membership earlier this month. She has said she plans to run again, though it is not clear whose endorsement she will seek.


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