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Conservatives to interview for Huntington supervisor candidate

Huntington Conservatives will get to take an up-close and personal look at Democratic Huntington Supervisor Frank Petrone and his GOP foe, town board member Gene Cook, on Monday night.

They will screen separately before the minor party’s 15-member executive committee at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall in Huntington Station.

Frank Tinari, Huntington Conservative chairman, said the party had earlier screened Republican Ed Smith and Huntington Bay Mayor Herb Morrow for supervisor, but reopened the screening process after Gene Cook announced his candidacy and Petrone expessed interest in seeking tthe Conservative line.

Four years ago, town Conservatives ran their own candidate for supervisor, which in effect helped Petrone by splitting the Republican and Conservative vote. “At this point, we have not made any decisions,” said Tinari. “Anything’s possible.”

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