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.