Brad Bender (D) and Stanley Glinka (R) are in the lead in a close race for Southampton Town Board. As the votes were counted, Bender sat with 25.36 percent of the vote or 5,746 votes and Glinka with 25.85 percent or 5,857 votes.
Challengers Frank Zappone (D) had 5,445 votes and Jeffrey Mansfield (R) had 5,603 votes, according to unofficial results from the Suffolk County Board of Elections.
Highway Superintendent Reclaims Seat
Winning his seat back on Tuesday was incumbent highway superintendent Alex Gregor, who was challenged by Dave Betts, of North Sea.
Gregor, who has served as highway superintendent for the past four years, reclaimed his seat with 7,259 votes. Betts, who is a code enforcement officer in the Town of Southampton received 4,470 votes.
Incumbent Trustees Re-Elected
Southampton Voters re-elected Bill Pell, Eric Shultz and Edward Warner, Jr. to the Town Trustee Board. Also elected was Scott M. Horowitz and Raymond B. Overton.
Shultz retained his seat with 8,746 votes, Pell obtained 8,933 votes and Warner garnered 7161 votes. Horowitz and Overton won their seats with 6,399 and 5,436 votes respectively.
Losing a bid for a seat on the board of trustees was William A. Brauninger with 3812 votes, Howard W. Pickerell with 5163 votes and John V. Bouvier with 4,953.
The Southampton Trustees are responsible for overseeing Southampton’s waterways and beach access and all candidates said that if elected, they would work to improve the area’s waterways that have been plagued by the brown tide.