The Southampton Town board will interview two top candidates for the vacant town comptroller position at its work session today.
One of the candidates is C. Omarr Evans, a municipal financial consultant from upstate Binghamton.
The other candidate is John Morris, who served for one year as comptroller in Smithtown Town but was not reappointed following a dust-up with two councilmen who felt he did not answer their questions during the previous budget season.
The two candidates were scheduled to be interviewed during a public session at about 12:30 p.m. at Town Hall.
Tamara Wright left the position after three years to take on the top finance spot in Brookhaven Town. Southampton Town Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst has called Wright the person responsible for turning around the town’s finances after years of mismanagement.
Southampton was rapped in a series of state comptroller audits, before Throne-Holst’s election to supervisor in 2009, for inadequate safeguards and procedures in the town’s finances.