Four candidates are running for two seats on the Southold Town Board. Who will you be voting for on Nov. 8?
is running on the He has served the North Fork community as a coach, crew member of the Mattituck Soccer Club and as aof the since 2007. Deegan, who plans to finish his term as park district commissioner, said he sees some of the same lack of planning and foresight in Southold Town government and would especially like to see a more proactive Planning Board. He believes the business community is not balanced and does not want to see box stores overrun the community.
has been a town trustee for six years and values her closeness with her family and community here on the North Fork. Through the years she has worked as a clerk in several offices in Town Hall. Today, she spends much of her time supporting her two teenage children, attending many soccer games and college-hunting with her daughter. Doherty has been an active member of the Mattituck Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary for more than 20 years.
Keeping taxes low is only one platform issue for After a career working for a New York City Fortune 500 company, her main political focus since moving to Mattituck 10 years ago has been environmental advocacy in roles such as a member of the Southold Town Stormwater Run-Off Committee, chairwoman of the Southold Town Renewable Energy Committee and a volunteer for the Sierra Club. If elected, Domenici said she will work to ensure that each department in local government works more cohesively on a daily basis — more like the business world she was trained in.
is the only incument seeking re-election this year. A lifelong farmer in Mattituck, Ruland has been active for years in the community as a volunteer and served for a time on the Mattituck School Board. As a business owner, he said he understands the importance of learning from history and said he believes the most pressing issue for the people is the tax burden. Ruland said he understands that increased spending does not just impact today’s tax bill but it will impact the future as well and said it is crucial to find a way to spend within your means.