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GOP looks to keep majority in Southampton Town

Former Southampton Supervisor Linda Kabot.

Former Southampton Supervisor Linda Kabot. Credit: Handout

Southampton Republicans have tapped former Supervisor Linda Kabot and two political newcomers to keep a GOP-aligned majority on the town board.

Kabot, who served as supervisor from 2008 through 2009 and was a councilwoman from 2002 through 2007, will face Independence Party member Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst, the town Republican Party announced after a meeting on Tuesday.

Kabot was unseated by Throne-Holst in 2009 and lost a write-in campaign against her in 2011.

Democrats will hold their nominating convention tonight.

Throne-Holst is expected to get the Democratic nod for supervisor. There are two open seats on the town board.

On the Republican side, Stanley Glinka of Hampton Bays and Jeffrey Mansfield of Bridgehampton received endorsements for town council.

Glinka, a vice president of Bridgehampton National Bank, is president of the board of directors of the Rogers Memorial Library Foundation and president of the Hampton Bays Chamber of Commerce. Mansfield, who has worked in the financial industry on Wall Street, is a member of the Southampton Town Audit Advisory Committee.

For highway superintendent, Republicans nominated David Betts of North Sea to challenge incumbent Alex Gregor, an Independence Party member. Betts is the town’s code enforcement director.

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