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Question: Ask the Town Candidates

What questions do you have for the Town Board candidates?

Patch will be conducting a series of video interviews with the candidates for Town Board.

Our questions will come directly from comments made regarding this Question of the Day. We'll pick the three best questions and pose them to each of the candidates during an unedited video interview to be conducted in the coming weeks.

With so many important challenges facing the Town Board, what would you like to ask of the candidates? Try to frame questions in general way, please don't single out any one candidate.

lauren August 13, 2011 at 12:41 AM
Rich-Gene Cook will still be running on the Independence/Conservative line. No? As far as I know, Wong hasn't been endorsed by any party and Peter Nicholas is running on Libertarian tix. Am I correct?
Rich Jacques (Editor) August 13, 2011 at 02:51 AM
The question doesn't relate to candidates, it relates to the issues. That's why I left the names off. With the Gene Cook situation still uncertain because of a possible appeal, let's wait and see on the final list.
paul August 13, 2011 at 12:36 PM
My first question would be, How do you propose to streamline the government so as to make it smaller and more efficient. And where would you perhaps increase spending to make the community more safe and secure and promote business.
Pam Robinson (Editor) August 13, 2011 at 12:45 PM
Please let us not accuse people of breaking the law by tampering with voting machines. The court found human error, not tampering, none of which goes back to candidates. And the results of the vote were upheld.
Angelo Garcia III August 13, 2011 at 01:05 PM
What do you see as the main issues facing the town and how do you plan on addressing them?
Patched Out 2 August 13, 2011 at 02:42 PM
Wow! I knew nothing of this case....
nancy August 13, 2011 at 06:07 PM
How do each candidate feel regarding the recent decision made by the E. Hampton's council to equally distribute "affordable or section 8 housing" to neighboring hamlets rather than clustering them in one area thereby negatively affecting and impacting one specific school district?
Big_E August 15, 2011 at 10:40 AM
Jen LaVertu - read the link you posted. Jackson won by 44 votes according to the post. IF you deducted the 40 "over-votes" all from Jackson's total, she would have won by 4 votes. Actual final total has her winning by 42 votes (http://www.co.suffolk.ny.us/boe/eleres/07ge/) "After a hearing and rulings on the parties' objections to various affidavit and absentee ballots, and an inspection by a bipartisan team of voting machine mechanics of the voting machine in Election District 33 (hereinafter ED 33), which machine had recorded 40 votes more than the maximum possible number based upon the poll roster book and the machine's public counter, the Supreme Court concluded that the evidence pointed to human error, a failure to properly “zero-out” the voting machine before it was used by the voters in the general election, rather than tampering, as the cause of the overcount.   The Supreme Court determined that even assuming that all of the 40 extra votes were cast for Jackson and should thus be deducted from her vote total, she would still be the winner over Dowler by four votes."
Rich Jacques (Editor) August 15, 2011 at 04:01 PM
Thanks for the questions and thoughts, please keep them coming in.
John August 18, 2011 at 07:35 PM
What is your opinion on down zoning in the TOH should lot size required continue to be reduced as in the past? Just yes or no If home values keep declining due to economic conditions should taxes be reduced? Just yes or no Should all town board members be residents of Huntington ?just yes or no

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