Republican Town Supervisor Candidate Backed By Dems Group

Republican town supervisor candidate Chad Lupinacci has the backing of a new democratic grassroots organization.  Long Islander News Photo/ File

Republican town supervisor candidate Chad Lupinacci has the backing of a new democratic grassroots organization. Long Islander News Photo/ File

By Andrew Wroblewski
editor@longislandergroup.com

State Assemblyman Chad Lupinacci (R-Huntington Station), Republican candidate for Huntington Town Supervisor, announced Tuesday the formation of “Democrats for Lupinacci,” a grassroots organization of local Democrats.

The co-chairs of Democrats for Lupinacci are the Hon. Howard Glickstein, dean emeritus of Touro Law School; and the Hon. Bill Naughton, former Town of Huntington highway superintendent.

“I’m a lifelong Democrat. I served as a lawyer in the US Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division under Robert F. Kennedy and have almost always supported Democrat candidates for public office,” stated Glickstein. “I am, however, not willing to support the Democrat candidates for Huntington town board this year as it is time for a change from the Democrat-controlled town board of the last 20 years.”

Naughton added, “It is time for a change for the better. Chad Lupinacci will run an effective town government that will serve all of our citizens well.”

Lupinacci said he was pleased to accept the endorsement and support of both Glickstein and Naughton.

He added, “As a member of the state assembly and a former member of the South Huntington school board, I know that the people’s hard earned tax dollars must be used to benefit our community as a whole and not just the favored few. It is time to restore sound fiscal practices at town hall to ensure that the people’s hard earned tax dollars are spent wisely and effectively.”