Campaign finance report: County police union super-PAC spent $165,680 in failed effort to defeat Sean Walter
The amount the L.I. Law Enforcement Foundation spent on the Riverhead supervisor’s race was nearly three times what it spent on any other race in this election year.
Incumbent Riverhead Supervisor Sean Walter emerged victorious from a bitter, three-way contest — topping Councilwoman Jodi Giglio by 436 votes.
Town Supervisor Sean Walter won re-election Tuesday evening against challengers Councilwoman Jodi Giglio and Anthony Coates.
Supervisor: Giglio arrested in California in 1989, had outstanding bench warrant for nonappearance until 2009
Councilwoman Jodi Giglio hired an attorney in 2009 — the year she was elected to the Riverhead Town Board — to clear up an old criminal matter in California, which resulted in a bench warrant for her arrest in that state for a full decade.
The situation with Suffolk County police in Riverhead fits into a pattern that is decades old. With the “average homeowner” in the county police district now paying $1,165 annually for police services, the county department would benefit greatly from new sources of property tax revenue — and the East End is ripe.
Riverhead Chamber, L.I. Farm Bureau team up on ‘meet the candidates’ night Oct. 27 at Martha Clara Vineyards
The event will be a relaxed, non-debate, question and answer format with questions submitted by the attendees. It begins at 7 p.m.
Watch Supervisor Sean Walter, Councilwoman Jodi Giglio and Anthony Coates face off on the issues. Video: Riverhead Town supervisor candidates debate on Oct. 14, 2015.
Things got hot pretty quickly after the candidates for town supervisor took the floor at last night’s candidates’ debate in Calverton.