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Gaughran Won't Seek Supervisor's Job

County Democratic leader persuades him not to run against Petrone.

The race for Huntington supervisor has one less candidate.

Newsday reported (paid link) that Democrat James Gaughran decided to drop out of the race at the request of Suffolk County Democratic chairman Richard Schaffer asked him not to run.

The former Suffolk legislator told Newsday, "“I have too much respect for Rich to do otherwise,” Gaughran said. “Rich feels we have an incumbent and we should support him. And I’m supporting our leader.”

Gaughran said he decided to drop out after Schaffer introduced town supervisor Frank Petrone, a fellow Democrat, at a fundraiser Tuesday.

L P February 27, 2013 at 05:10 PM
I think it's time for some new blood at Town hall Sorry this man was encouraged to play dead
Big_E February 27, 2013 at 07:24 PM
The welfare of the town should rise above party politics.
tony February 28, 2013 at 03:43 AM
The Democratic party, of course, should support the incumbant, Mr. Petrone, who has done an outstanding job as town supervisor.
JSC February 28, 2013 at 03:51 AM
Without a primary the Dems have just nailed their own coffin shut. No one wants Frank anymore so any Rep running will win the spot. What about the other possible Dem candidates? Are they still in the race as of now?

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