Jeff Mansfield, Linda Kabot and Stanley Glinka celebrate their nomination as the Republican slate for Southampton Town supervisor and council Tuesday night.
By Kathryn G. Menu
Former Southampton Town Supervisor Linda Kabot was unanimously endorsed Tuesday night by the Southampton Town Republican Party, setting the stage for a third supervisor’s race between the Quogue resident and incumbent supervisor Anna Throne-Holst.
“Certainly, I am excited about my candidacy as well as the well-qualified candidates I will be running with,” said Kabot on Wednesday. “There are so many new, fresh faces on the ticket, and I am happy to see people stepping forward. People know me and have seen my work in government, and we will develop a platform that pulls ideas and strategies together about what we believe is the best path forward for Southampton Town.”
“She has emphasized a team effort in this campaign and working together to get everyone on the slate elected,” said Republican Party chairman William Wright. “I don’t think there is a person in this town who has a stronger grasp of the issues.”
Running with Kabot for town council will be Bridgehampton resident Jeffrey Mansfield, 48, and Hampton Bays resident Stanley Glinka, 46.
Mansfield, a former finance professional on Wall Street, is a member of the town’s audit committee and the vice-chair of the Bridgehampton Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC). Glinka, a lifelong resident of Southampton, is vice president of Bridgehampton National Bank, president of the board of directors of Rogers Memorial Library Foundation and president of the Hampton Bays Chamber of Commerce, among other posts.
Mansfield and Glinka beat out Sag Harbor resident Ryan Horn for the nomination, although both Kabot and Wright praised Horn as one of three very strong candidates.
“All three candidates are highly qualified individuals,” said Wright.
After eight years on the board, incumbent Southampton Town Councilman Chris Nuzzi has reached his term limit and is prevented from seeking another seat. On May 14, Nuzzi, a resident of Westhampton Beach, was nominated by the Suffolk County Republican Committee on May 14 to run against longtime incumbent Jay Schneiderman this fall.
Councilman Jim Malone has chosen not to seek re-election.
For highway superintendent, the Republicans nominated David Betts of North Sea. Incumbent town clerk Sundy Schermeyer was nominated for a third term in that position.
The party nominated four trustees to run for five seats. Republican incumbent and Noyac resident Jon Semlear announced earlier this year he would not seek a 11th term in office.
Republicans endorsed Hampton Bays resident Edward Warner for a fifth term, along with Scott Horowitz, of East Quogue, Ray Overton of Westhampton and Cornelius Kelly of East Quogue.
Lastly, the party offered its endorsement to incumbent town justices Barbara Wilson and Deborah Kooperstein in a cross endorsement with the Southampton Town Democratic Committee.