A newly formed organization aimed at unifying the Republican voice on the East End has chosen its executive committee.
The Peconic Republicans, said Frank Seabrook, of Riverhead, is a new organization that was created several weeks ago along with fellow Riverhead Republican Brian Mills.
The group consists of registered Republicans from the five East End towns.
“One of the main goals of the Peconic Republicans is to create a stronger more unified regional Republican voice," Seabrook said. "Therefore, it was very important for me that the leadership of this new organization not only came from the four corners of the East End, but also were leaders in their own individual communities."
Seabrook said he was "proud and honored" to announce the new executive committee members.
Ernie Wruck, the former chairman of the Southampton Town GOP, has been named the second vice chairman. "I am proud to be part of this new effort to unite East Enders to protect our businesses and communities from the increasing burdens of government which continues to rob our freedoms and our pocketbooks," Wruck is quoted as saying in a Peconic Republicans statement.
Seabrook is chairman of the group; Denis Noncarrow, a former Southold Town GOP chairman, is vice-chairman, Mills, a former Riverhead GOP Club president, is treasurer; and Diana Weir, the former chief of staff for U.S. Rep. Michael Forbes, is secretary.
"This is such a great opportunity to bring together great minds of the East End and put forth the values that have made our country great," Noncarrow said. "Our nation is in trouble and rallying together is what we need to do if there will be anything left for our children."
“These members of our executive committee have a long list of personal, professional, and political accomplishments," Seabrook said. "Each one of their individual resumes speaks for themselves. And having each one of their names on our team speaks loud and clear about how serious of a commitment I have towards promoting Republican ideals. The Peconic Republicans have now laid a strong foundation to build upon. Moving forward, it is our sincere goal to become a flagship organization within the Suffolk County Republican Party.”
The mission of the Peconic Republicans is to promote the platforms of the Republican party and support candidates and elected officials that do the same; help create a stronger more unified regional Republican voice; promote and encourage Republican volunteerism and activism; support the five East end Republican town committees; and increase Republican voter registrations
The Peconic Republicans are currently meeting on Facebook.