Log In   ·   Become A Member

Hamptons Politics: Linda Kabot Runs For Southampton Town Seat

Chloe Shakin

Kabot is planning a “listening tour” to hear important issues directly from constituents. (Photo: Nancy Graboski)

"For me, it's not about showmanship, jockeying for position and petty partisan politics," former Southampton Town Supervisor and longtime resident Linda Kabot said of her decision to campaign for the Supervisor position in this November's election. "It's about getting things done and done right for Southampton Town."

This candid, nonpartisan mindset has stayed with the experienced local government official even throughout her most ambitious endeavors. After serving as Councilwoman from 2002 through 2007 and Supervisor from 2008 through 2009, she ambitiously stepped in as a write-in candidate six weeks before the 2011 election when the Republican and Conservative parties did not run any candidates for the position. This time around, Kabot is actively seeking Republican endorsement as a Supervisor candidate and is also requesting to be screened for endorsement by the Conservative Party. This cross-endorsement would require the Conservative County Chairman to file a Wilson-Pakula Authorization by the Suffolk County Board of Elections in mid-July.

When the Republican team of candidates is officially nominated, a campaign platform will be developed for the Town Board ticket. "This campaign platform will certainly highlight the need for continued fiscal prudence to protect the Town's financial condition, greater efforts to bolster the local economy, more proactive code enforcement to safeguard our quality of life, and implementation of policy initiatives based upon recommendations of Southampton Town's Comprehensive Plan," Kabot wrote in an email to Hamptons.com.

As part of her 2013 Exploratory Campaign, Kabot will take a "listening tour" to hear directly from constituents about important issues they believe must be addressed. "In my opinion, the Town is standing still, the agendas are light, and ego battles seem to take center stage over the past few years," she said. "I would like to see Southampton Town move forward on policy initiatives based upon recommendations of Southampton Town's Comprehensive Plan."

"I have stood tall when others looked down at their shoes during times of challenge and controversy. I have faced the many obstacles and political shenanigans placed before me head-on, always keeping in mind my oath of office to serve the people of Southampton Town to the best of my ability," Kabot said. "For this year's election, I am asking voters to bring back a knowledgeable Supervisor that has demonstrated strong, independent leadership they can trust."

Related Articles:

Be the first to comment on this article. (Just fill out the form below)

Submit Your Comment

Please note, you are not currently logged in. Your comment will be submitted as a guest.
To submit your comment as a member, please click here.
Your Name:
* Comments will be reviewed and posted in a timely fashion
* All fields are required
What color is the sky?
(For spam prevention, thanks)
East End Tick Control
The East End's only New York State licensed dedicated tick and mosquito control specialists!

Southrifty Drug 54 Jagger Lane, Southampton Village
Southrifty Drug is a small, neighborhood pharmacy with limited shelf space, and we have to be very selective about which over-the-counter items we carry. As a result you'll find a no nonsense concentration of very effective, high quality and useful products on our shelves. In this new section, we feature a number of these products that we feel are especially worthy of your consideration.

New York Title Abstract Services, Inc.
We are a title insurance services company dedicated to promptly delivering fully compliant and accurate reports, and title insurance, for residential and commercial real estate throughout New York State. Headquartered in the Hamptons, our professional team has extensive real estate experience and understands the business from all sides including title insurance, legal, sales, governmental, banking, and lending regulations.

Hamilton Hoge
As the owner’s representative our practice encompasses all aspects of a project from pre-purchase property due diligence, program development iterations, advisement on systems, analyze contracts/vendors, critical path analysis, feasibility and schedule. The strength of our approach is in facilitating organized communication. We strongly analyze all representations and warranties for the protection and benefit of our client.

The Citarella Standard. We’re passionate about sourcing and selling the world’s best seafood. When you order our fresh seafood online, what you receive always reflects the unrivaled standard of our markets. It’s hand-prepared, never frozen, and shipped overnight. 631-283-6600.