Candidates vying for the mayor’s seat or for village board in Sag Harbor will gather this Sunday, June 9 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Pierson Middle-High School auditorium for a “Meet the Candidates” debate.
Hosted by The Sag Harbor Express and moderated by editor/publisher Bryan Boyhan, the debate will feature introductions from all eight candidates, prepared questions crafted by The Sag Harbor Express editorial staff, as well as the opportunity for residents to submit their own questions in writing.
This year’s June 18 election features a four-way race for mayor. Incumbent mayor Brian Gilbride, seeking a third term, is running under the Sag Harbor Party banner, alongside incumbent trustee Ed Gregory. Facing Gilbride will be former mayor Pierce Hance, running independently under The Economy Party, former village clerk Sandra Schroeder with the Citizens Party and harbor committee chairman Bruce Tait with the Sag Harbor Preservation Party.
Joining Gregory in the race for trustee is former mayor Ed Deyermond with the Progressive Party. Former trustee Bruce Stafford, who was ousted in last year’s trustee race by Kevin Duchemin, will also seek another term on the board under the Conservative Party line. La Superica owner Ken O’Donnell is also running under the Citizens for Common Sense party.
The four candidates for trustee will be running for two, two-year terms on the board.