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GOP: Morrow, Cook For Town Board

The Huntington Republican Committee gathered at the Thatched Cottage in Centerport to announce their nominees for the November election.

The Huntington Republican Committee announced Gene Cook and Herb Morrow as its candidates for the Town Council in the November election.  

More than a hundred people rallied together to show their support for the candidates at the Thatched Cottage in Centerport Monday night.

To open the event, Huntington GOP Committee Chairman Toni Tepe said the committee found the most credible and electable people to nominate after a very tough year.

"We started the selection process for our nominees back in February, and there is no doubt in my mind that we have chosen the right people to run," Tepe said. 

Morrow said choices need to be made in the coming months.

"There are a lot of changes happening in our town," said Morrow, the mayor of . "We have to decide if we want to keep Huntington the suburban hometown that we all know and love."

Morrow explained that when he ran for mayor, he promised to protect the people, stand behind the police, listen and respect everyone. "I promised that then and I promise the same thing here when I am on the Town Council."

Cook said he will need the support to make the changes needed for the town.

"Thank you all for coming here tonight, this years election is extremely important, and we know what we're up against," said Cook.

Other GOP nominations included Jo-Ann Raia for Town Clerk and Robert Conte for Receiver of Taxes. Raia was unable to attend the meeting.

Petitioning will begin tomorrow at 11 a.m.  

"If there has ever been a year to take charge in an election and get involved, this is that year,"  said Tepe.

Dan Fucci June 07, 2011 at 11:49 AM
The Huntington Republican Committee made an excellent choice in nominating Herb Morrow and Gene Cook. These are individuals of character, dignity and integrity. We need to all unite and work together to elect these two individuals that I consider friends.
Abby June 07, 2011 at 01:30 PM
I don't know anything about these two but I know they will be better than Susan Berland and Glenda Jackson.
Marjorie Waxenberg June 08, 2011 at 07:50 PM
Avalon Bay isn't a done deal yet. The zoning that was passed can be legally rescinded. It will take pressure and perseverance on the part of the people of Huntington who aren't in favor of this project. Through attendance by large groups of people, signed petitions presented to the Town Board, public speeches presented in an appropriate manner by a variety of people to the Board not in favor of the vote, all this will convey to the Board through pressure that this is not what the people of Huntington are in favor of. Rescinding a vote has been accomplished in the past; it will take effort and energy to keep up the pressure. The Huntington Town Board needs a drastic change for the better, and I'm hoping Herb Morrow and Gene Cook will be part of the answer to the many problems the current Town Board has created and is creating in Huntington Station with regard to Avalon Bay and other projects attempting to descend on the area. Preserving and improving the quality of life in Huntington, particularly the safety factor, is extremely important. We shouldn't have to rely on the Guardian Angels to keep the area safe because of gangs and other undesirables drawn here like a magnet by low-income housing. We need decent, upstanding people with integrity to represent and protect the best interests of already-residing citizens in Huntington.
Jen LaVertu June 09, 2011 at 12:55 PM
Doctor Spencer brought the Guardian Angels to Huntington Station. If you want to get technical lack of code enforcement under our current leadership created an enviorment of criminal activity that made it necessary for Dr Spencer to ask them here to begin with.

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