United States Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has endorsed the Democratic Party candidates running for supervisor and town board in East Hampton on Tuesday, November 5.
Larry Cantwell is running unopposed for East Hampton Town Supervisor on the Democratic, Independence and Working Families lines. Kathee Burke-Gonzalez and Job Potter are running for town board on the Democratic and Working Families party lines.
Senator Gillibrand met with the candidates and spoke with them about their background and objectives at an event during the summer.
“On this Election Day, November 5, the voters of East Hampton have the rare opportunity to vote for three candidates, Larry Cantwell, Job Potter, and
Kathee Burke-Gonzalez, all of whom already have distinguished records of public service,” said Gillibrand in her endorsement message. “I am proud to endorse these accomplished public servants and encourage East
Hampton voters to get to the polls on Election Day and cast their votes for Larry Cantwell, Job Potter, and Kathee Burke-Gonzalez.”
“In more than 30 years as the administrator of the Village of East Hampton, Larry has polished the village to gemlike brilliance,” said Gillibrand. “In his previous two terms on the town board, Job had responsibility for the purchase of more than 2,000 acres of open space and made major contributions in protecting water quality and building affordable housing. In nine years of service on the Springs School Board, the last two as its president, Kathee stabilized taxes and finances in Springs and saved Springs taxpayers more than $4 million during a period of great economic stress.”
“We are proud to have Senator Gillibrand’s endorsement,” said Cantwell. “She is a forceful and effective representative of the people of our state, providing an example we hope to follow in our governance of East Hampton Town.”