McGann, Hattrick and Robinson Compete Friday

Three vie for two trustee seats in Southampton Village.

Incumbents Nancy McGann and Paul Robinson will attempt to fend off a challenge from former Mayor William Hattrick Jr. on Friday in a three-way race for two trustee seats on the Southampton Village Board.

In addition to serving as mayor from 1985 to 1989, Hattrick was a trustee for the four years after that. McGann and Robinson are both seeking fourth two-year terms, as is Mayor Mark Epley, who is unopposed.

Epley, McGann and Robinson are members of the Citizens with Integrity Party, which holds all five seats on the village board. Hattrick is running solo with the Patriot Party, which he created for this election. He was originally a member of the Integrity Party but it merged with the Citizens Party since his time in office.

McGann is the managing partner of in Southampton Village and Robinson, her fellow Citizens with Integrity Party member, has his own company, , with his wife, Joan. 

Robinson said they are running again because they enjoy serving and there is more work to do.

Hattrick works for on Main Street in the village.

“My number one reason [for running] is to restore a two-party system in Southampton,” Hattrick said during the earlier this month. “I think it's time that you took a chance on somebody else.”

Epley is a Navy veteran and the executive director of the in Westhampton Beach, a drug and alcohol abuse treatment rehab clinic. He said he is running again because he wants to follow through certain projects, such as finding a new tenant for the  building on Jobs Lane once the Parrish moves to Water Mill in 2012.

The is Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the Southampton Cultural Center

Mary Beth June 16, 2011 at 05:49 PM
"Hattrick is running solo with the Patriot Party" - is the connection to the tea party intentional? I wish my Hattrick would define his "party" platform.
Brendan J. O'Reilly (Editor) June 16, 2011 at 06:22 PM
@Mary Beth -- From a previous article: He said the name “Patriot Party” does not have a particular meaning behind it. “Everybody loves Southampton, so it’s silly to try to attribute any special powers to the name,” he said. “It’s just a name.” http://patch.com/A-gXC8
Mary Beth June 16, 2011 at 08:58 PM
Thank you, Brendan. However, Mr. Hattrick, the name "Patriot Party" certainly sounds teaparty-esque to me. I cannot believe that someone would use that without knowing the implications.


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