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Suffolk Democrats name their candidates

A file photo of Bridget M. Fleming, a

A file photo of Bridget M. Fleming, a Noyack Democrat serving on the Southampton Town Board. (July 15, 2011) Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

Suffolk County Democrats have named their slate of candidates for state and judicial races in November's election, including both party contenders for the 1st District State Senate seat who will vie in a Sept. 13 primary to take on veteran GOP incumbent Kenneth LaValle this fall.

The party will circulate petitions for Southampton Town board member Bridget M. Fleming of Sag Harbor, and Jennifer Maertz of Rocky Point. Maertz made a last-minute run two years ago against LaValle when now-Chief Deputy County Executive Regina Calcaterra was thrown off the ballot because she did not meet residency requirements.

Democrats also did not put forward a candidate to run against veteran GOP State Sen. Owen Johnson of West Babylon, although Suffolk Legis. Ricardo Montano has announced he will circulate petitions on his own to get the Democratic ballot line.

Other Democratic State Senate contenders include: 2nd District -- Errol Toulan Jr. of Lake Grove; 3rd District -- Francis Genco of East Islip; 5th District -- David B. Wright of Locust Valley; and in the 8th District -- Carol A. Gordon of Massapequa.

For Assembly, Democrats named: 1st District -- Assemb. Fred Thiele, an Independence Party member from Sag Harbor; 2nd District -- Nicholas F. Deegan of Mattituck; 3rd District -- Leonard E. Levy of Shirley; 4th District -- Assemb. Steven Englebright of Setauket; 5th District -- Eileen Knobel of Holbrook; 6th District -- Assemb. Philip R. Ramos of Brentwood; 7th District -- Victor E. Salamone of Holbrook; 8th District -- Jesse A. Safer of Commack; 9th District -- Jay Cherlin of Massapequa; 10th District -- Joseph S. Dujmic Jr. of Huntington Station; 11th District -- Assemb. Robert K. Sweeney of Lindenhurst; and 12th District -- John R. Alberts of North Babylon.

In addition, Democrats named candidates for the following judgeships: Family Court -- Donna England of Cold Spring Harbor; County Court -- Brookhaven Highway Superintendent John Rouse of Miller Place, and Republican District Court Judge John Iliou of West Babylon; Babylon District Court -- incumbents Derrick Robinson of Amityville, and Republican James A. McDonaugh of Lindenhurst; Huntington District Court -- Karen Kerr of Centerport; Shelter Island Town Justice -- Helen Rosenblum of Shelter Island Heights; Smithtown District Court -- incumbent Richard Horowitz of Smithtown, and William Holst of Nesconset; Southampton Town Justice -- Andrea Schiavoni of North Haven; and Southold Town Justice -- Jerilyn B. Woodhouse of Orient.

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