Meet the Candidates Running for State Office
The Presidential Election is not the only one taking place in 2016! Local politics matter and local elections have just as much personal and financial impact on our daily lives as the Presidential Election. This year, we have many other candidates across Long Island running for Federal, State and County office.
The New York State Primary Election is scheduled for Tuesday, September 13th, 2016 and polls are open from 6:00 AM to 9:00 PM. While none of our candidates are facing a primary challenge for the Republican ballot line, we have a unique opportunity to write in a Republican candidate for Assembly District 11, a seat currently held by Democrat Kimberly Jean-Pierre.
Jean-Pierre is so disliked, even her own party is running a candidate against her in a primary challenge. This presents the perfect opportunity to scoop that seat up and add it to the list of blue seats we've turned red over the past several years -- not to mention it would make us one seat stronger in the currently Democrat-controlled New York State Assembly!
Read on to learn more about our write-in candidate for the 11th Assembly District!
11th Assembly District: Meet Shawn Cullinane
The Suffolk County Republican Committee is proud to endorse Shawn Cullinane for the September 13, 2016 Write-in Republican Primary in the 11th Assembly District. Save the date and don't forget to vote! (Check out the sample write-in ballot line on this page. You must write in Shawn Cullinane's name to cast a vote for him.)
Shawn Cullinane has been the Village Clerk of the Village of Lindenhurst, New York’s 4th largest village by population, since 1988. He was appointed Treasurer as well in 2000. Prior to that, he served as Assistant to the Babylon Town Board.
As Clerk-Treasurer, Cullinane has been responsible for maintaining the Village’s financial strength and strong credit rating, while providing the resources needed to fund village services.
Among his most recent accomplishments:
- *The building of a new Fire Department Main house on-time and under budget.
- *After ‘Superstorm Sandy’ and under Shawn’s financial management, Lindenhurst was able to successfully re-build the Village Marina and other village properties.
- *He also assisted numerous homeowners with the burden of re-building their homes and lives after Sandy.