TOWN OF HUNTINGTON
Morrow Mulls Primary Against Cook
By Mike Koehler/ email@example.com
Huntington Bay Mayor Herb Morrow confirmed he may force
a primary to win the Republican line for town supervisor in this falls
Morrow said on Wednesday he is considering a run and expects to reach
a decision by this weekend.
Ive been called by numerous people in the party, committee
people as well as people in the executive committee who believe there
should be a qualified Republican challenging for supervisor, he
Huntington GOP Chair Toni Tepe was surprised by the news.
I dont know who hes speaking to in the party,
Councilman Gene Cook received both Republican and Conservative backing
to run for supervisor last month. Cook, an Independence party member,
won a seat on the Town Board in 2011 with Republican, Conservative and
Tepe said the Huntington Republicans are 100 percent behind Gene
Cook and have no intention of changing their nominee now.
We have put a team together that will best serve the residents of
the Town of Huntington, she said.
Morrow screened with the Republicans for the superintendent position.
The GOP candidate will challenge incumbent Democrat Frank Petrone, who
was first elected in 1993.
The supervisor job may not be the only primary for Republicans. Vivienne
Wong announced last week that she is seeking a primary to run for a town
Hopefuls have until July 18 to gather enough signatures to be on the September