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Ex-Suffolk legis. Viloria-Fisher eyes B'khaven supervisor race

Vivian Viloria-Fisher in 2009

Vivian Viloria-Fisher in 2009 (Credit: Howard Schnapp)

Former Suffolk lawmaker Vivian Viloria-Fisher is eyeing a race against new Brookhaven Town Supervisor Edward Romaine, her former legislative colleague.

Anthony Parlatore, the new town Demcoratic chairman, acknowledged that Fisher could appear before the party screening committee as early as this week.

“We were talking abnd the subvject came up and a light bulb went off in our minds simultaneously,” said Parlatore. "She’s screening and I’m excited about her prospects.”

Parlatore said he has had several other inquiries about the race but “nothing concrete.”

Viloria-Fisher, who left office last year after 12 years under the county term limit law, was highly popular in her three-village district, winning her last election with 60.9 percent of the vote and might be able to capitalize on Romaine’s absence from the town in last winter’s blizzard. However, Fisher also once took steps to run for county executive but had trouble raising money for the contest.

Romaine declined to comment on the possibility of a race against Fisher. “I’m focused on being supervisor right now, not a candidate,” he said.

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