- The 2011 elections in Suffolk County held few surprises or upsets, with many favored candidates returning for additional terms.
Below are results according to the Suffolk County Board of Elections:
SUFFOLK COUNTY EXECUTIVE
Democrat Steve Bellone defeated Republican Angie Carpenter
SUFFOLK COUNTY LEGISLATURE
• Ed Romaine (District 1)
• Jay Schneiderman (District 2)
• Town Supervisor: Anna Throne-Holst
defeated Write-in candidate Linda Kabot
Kabot issued the following statement:
"It has been an honor and privilege to be a candidate in this year's election as a Write-In to provide voters with a choice. Thank you to all of the voters from all walks of life, from across the political spectrum, who came out to send a message and cast their Write-In ballot for me for Southampton Town Supervisor! It's not an election without a challenger. I am proud of all the grass-roots campaign efforts and the
percentage points I garnered - without even having my name listed on the official ballot line-up, meanwhile my opponent was in the running with three party lines. For me, this race was all about integrity and demonstrating a tireless and true commitment to public service. Congrats to the likely winners and I look forward to the scanner machine recanvass, absentee ballot tallies, and final counts over the next few weeks."
• Receiver of Taxes: Theresa Kiernan
• Town Justice: Edward Burke, Sr.
• Council Members: Bridget Fleming
and Christine Scalera
• Town Trustee: Fred Havermayer
• Town Supervisor: Republican Bill Wilkinson
defeated Zachary Cohen
• Town Justice: Lisa Rana
• Counci Members: Peter Van Scoyoc and Sylvia Overby have won Town Board seats which will be vacated at year's end by Democrats Councilman Pete Hammerle and Councilwoman Julia Prince
• Highway Superintendent: Stephen Lynch defeated Scott King
• Town Trustee: Stephanie T. Forsberg
• Riverhead Town Supervisor: Sean M. Walter
• Riverhead Town Justice: Richard A. Ehlers
• Shelter Island Tax Receiver: Nancy A. Kotula
Eileen Casey spent many years working in the television and music industries in New York City on the "ABC In Concert" weekly series, as well as several prime time network and cable television specials. An award-winning journalist, editor, and artist, and former Editor-in-Chief of Hamptons.com, she enjoys staying warm in Charleston and cool in the Hamptons.