Incumbent New York State Sen. Kenneth P. LaValle and challenger Bridget Fleming, a Southampton Town councilwoman, will face off in a debate Oct. 15 — and Patch wants your suggestions for questions to pose to the candidates.
The League of Women Voters of the Hamptons is co-sponsoring the debate with the Hampton Bays Civic Association, and Patch has been asked to sit on the panel of questioners.
Questions will be taken from audience members, and Patch will present a handful of questions prepared ahead of time — with your help.
Please leave a comment below with your ideas, and Patch will take your suggestions into consideration.
To increase the likelihood that your question is used, ensure that it is fair and not leading.
LaValle, of Port Jefferson, has been the senator for the First Senate District for 35 years, and he works as an attorney. Fleming, of Noyac, is also an attorney, practing matrimonial law, and she is a former proscecutor for the Manhattan district attorney's office.
LaValle is a Republican with the endorsements of the Conservative and Independence parties. Fleming is a Democratic with the Working Families party endorsement.
The debate will begin at 7 p.m. on Oct. 15 at the Hampton Bays Senior Center.
Election Day is Nov. 6.