Julie Lofstad was nominated by the Democratic Party to run for Councilman Brad Bender’s seat on the Southampton Town Board in a special election on January 26, according to Gordon Herr, the chairman for the Democratic Party.
The election was set by town officials to replace Mr. Bender, who resigned in late November after his arrest on federal drug distribution charges.
Ms. Lofstad, a Hampton Bays resident, ran for Town Board in the November elections. She previously said she was seeking a seat on the board because she wanted to address quality-of-life and water quality issues in the town.
Ms. Lofstad lost the race to Republican incumbent Christine P. Scalera and Democrat John Bouvier in November.