Springs Candidates Hold Listen In And Working Families Party Announces Endorsements

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Democratic candidates for East Hampton Town Board held their first in a series of “Listen Ins,” at Ashawagh Hall in Springs on Wednesday, June 26.Supervisor candidate Larry Cantwell and Town Board candidates Job Potter and Kathee Burke-Gonzalez attended.

More than 60 community members attended the meeting and raised concerns about everything from overcrowded housing, noisy and messy neighborhoods, dangerous roads, neglected beaches to overburdened schools.

To address the issues, Mr. Cantwell said that as supervisor he would insist “that zoning regulations that are in the current code will be enforced fairly and consistently so that single-family residential neighborhoods may return to the safe, quiet havens they are meant to be.”

When asked what he had learned by being on the Town Board, Mr. Potter responded that “the key to an effective Town Board is the importance of working together to reach a consensus and getting things done while respecting the public and each other.”

Ms. Burke-Gonzalez also emphasized her previous experience as Springs School Board president.

The next “Listen In” will take place in Montauk at Gurney’s Inn on July 29, from 7 to 9 p.m.

Working Family EndorsementsEast Hampton Democrats announced this week that the Working Families Party has endorsed Democratic candidates Larry Cantwell for supervisor, Kathee Burke-Gonzalez and Job Potter for Town Board, Stephen Tekulsky for town justice, Eugene DePasquale for town assessor, and Bill Taylor, Deborah Klughers and Cathy Rogers for Trustee.

“This is a tribute to the hard work of our candidates. Our candidates have an affinity for working families and an understanding of what they go through raising their children and dealing with an up and down economy on the East End. We are very grateful to the Working Families Party,” said Jeanne Frankl, the chairman of the East Hampton Democratic Committee in a press release.

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