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Suffolk Legis. Jay Schneiderman is in talks with Southampton Democratic officials about running for a town board seat this fall.
Gordon Herr, town Democratic chairman, acknowledges the discussions with Schneiderman, a member of the Independence Party, and says aI think thereas a good possibility heall be on the town ticket.a
aIam definitely considering it,a said Schneiderman, the former former East Hampton supervisor, who owns a motel in Montauk.
The lawmaker said he changed his voter registration to Hampton Bays May 6. Schneiderman said he has owned a home in Southampton for the past six years and lived there part-time because his children, who live with his ex-wife, go to school in town. He added he is currently building a new house on the site which will be ready by July.
Herr said he does not see Schneidermanas residency as an issue, noting the term-limited lawmaker is well known locally and represented Southampton in the county legislature for the last 12 years. The party will formally name candidatesa at its convention May 27.