Tag Archives: Election 2017

Curran, Gillen, Schnirman all win. Long Beach needs a new City Manager now.

  • Democrat Laura Curran declares victory as our new County Executive.
  • For the Hempstead Supervisor, Democrat Laura Gillen declares victory over incumbent Anthony Santino.
  • Our City Manager Jack Schnirman is now Nassau Comptroller. That means Long Beach now needs a new City Manager.
  • Oh and here are some numbers on the City Council race. I will post more later once they all become official.

Election 2017: The winners are John Bendo, Scott Mandel and Chumi Diamond.

10:53pm – I am still waiting for official numbers, but it sounds like Bendo and Mandel got the most votes, which would have them serve 4 years on City Council. Chumi came in third, which means she will only serve two years before seeking re-election again. That is assuming none of these candidates decide to run for higher office during their tenure.

10:41pm – The winners are John Bendo, Scott Mandel and Chumi Diamond.

10:40pm – Democrats sweep the election (rumor)

10:30pm – Still waiting for more results. Hang on tight!

10:22pm – John Bendo won. Who are the other two?

10:21pm – I’m hearing that John Bendo won a seat.

9:56pm – “The waiting is the hardest part” – Tom Petty

9:54pm – I’ll update this with whatever.

Seabythecity.com endorses BLANCHETTE, BENDO & NAHAM for Long Beach City Council

The election bracket is set. Tuesday, November 7th is the day we’ve all been waiting for. Three Long Beach City Council seats are up for grabs. With nine candidates running, many  some  perhaps one of you is wondering who I plan on voting for.

These are my picks. You don’t have to agree with me. That’s fine. I don’t care.  

Continue reading Seabythecity.com endorses BLANCHETTE, BENDO & NAHAM for Long Beach City Council

Guest post by Roy J. Lester on our City Council Election

The following guest post is of the opinion of Roy J. Lester and not of Anthony & Seabythecity.com.

By Roy J. Lester

A lot of people have asked me how I am voting this year and when I tell them I am splitting my vote between Democrats and Republicans they always ask why. The truth is that there are three seats available on the Long Beach City Council this year and it is one of our most important elections this City has ever seen! The direction of this City for the next few decades will be decide tomorrow at the polls. Continue reading Guest post by Roy J. Lester on our City Council Election

Three proposals on this year’s ballot. What Newsday has to say, plus some opinions of my own.

We all see those NY CONVENTION stickers on cars and lawn signs all over town. What’s that all about? Well, there are going to be three proposals on the ballot this year. Newsday weighs in, suggesting we all vote YES for all three. So here they are below. What do you folks think?

NEWSDAY: Vote yes to constitutional convention, other proposals on back of the ballot

  1. PROPOSAL 1Should the state hold a constitutional convention to amend its constitution? Newsday is saying we should vote YES for this because our system is broke and unethical, so voting YES will apparently  fix it. Quite honestly, if you read their reasoning, you would want to vote YES as well.  They present a very convincing argument. Read more on their editorial HERE.
  2. PROPOSAL 2Proposal Two would allow public pensions to be stripped from officials convicted of job-related corruption.  “The urgent need for this reform was highlighted by the recent news that disgraced former Suffolk County police Chief James Burke is collecting an annual pension of $145,485. Former Suffolk District Attorney Thomas Spota, indicted on charges involving the cover-up of Burke’s beating of a man who stole a duffel bag from Burke’s SUV, also would keep his pension if convicted.” [NEWSDAYNO BRAINER. PLEASE VOTE YES FOR THIS ONE.
  3. PROPOSAL 3:  Has to do with easing up on maintenance in the Adirondack Park Forest Preserve.  This one is tough.  While industrialization and shopping centers take over NY, I love the idea of “forever wild” and keeping an area sacred. Not living in the Adirondacks, it’s hard to gauge what the actual situation is. I would love to hear some feedback on this one.

 

NEWS12: Long Beach City Council candidate Runnie Myles filed a civil rights lawsuit against Nassau Democratic Party Chairman Jay Jacobs and the Nassau County Board of Elections, claiming discrimination.

“Long Beach City Council candidate Runnie Myles filed a civil rights lawsuit against Nassau Democratic Party Chairman Jay Jacobs and the Nassau County Board of Elections, claiming discrimination.

Myles claims Jacobs unilaterally rescinded Myles’ nomination in violation of New York election law. The lawsuit also alleges that Board of Elections employees, under the direction of Jacobs, were sent to intimidate and harass elderly and African-American voters who signed Myles’ designating petition.

“There is no party boss, there is no political leader who can tell me or my constituency what we can and cannot do in our own city,” says Myles. [NEWS12]

There was a press conference yesterday in Mineola regarding this. Read more over at NEWS12: Long Beach candidate files suit against Dem chairman, Board of Elections

BREAKING: [Allegedly] A second City Employee Allegedly running an Anti-Candidate facebook page [allegedly]

[This is sort of a repost of my last post]

[Allegedly] a second City Employee [allegedly] was running an Anti-Candidate facebook page [allegedly]. The fake facebook group was called Long Beach Against Trump Republicans, but it also attacked Democratic candidate John Bendo by lying about his voting history.

As mentioned by John Bendo in his statement earlier [see the last post], the City Employee has been caught with compelling evidence. I have seen the screen shots. It is very compelling.

Candidate John Bendo made a statement, asking for this person to take the page down or their name will be revealed. The page was down shortly after.

This is Russian Fake News at it’s finest. Developing…

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