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Perry Gershon

Gershon: Leadership in a crisis

by Mar 18, 2020
We squandered 45-60 days of advance notice instead of preparing for this pandemic, NY-01 candidate Perry Gershon says.

Gershon making second run at Zeldin, will speak in Riverhead Wednesday evening

by Apr 9, 2019
East Hampton Democrat Perry Gershon, who has announced plans to challenge Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley) in 2020, will be speaking at an event in Riverhead Wednesday evening.

Zeldin scores decisive victory over Gershon for U.S. Congress

Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley) won a third term in Congress Tuesday, defeating Democratic challenger Perry Gershon of East Hampton 52 percent to 46 percent. But Democrats took control of the House, meaning Zeldin for the first time will be serving as a minority member when the 116th Congress convenes in January.

Zeldin and Gershon go head-to-head in first public debate in the race for NY-01

by Oct 30, 2018
Highlights from the Oct. 29 debate between incumbent Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley) and challenger Perry Gershon (D-East Hampton) with video.

Candidate’s signs painted with anti-gay rhetoric prompt civil rights group to demand hate crime investigation

by Oct 30, 2018
After Perry Gershon signs stenciled with anti-gay rhetoric appear in Suffolk County, the LGBT Network demands the incidents be investigated as a hate crime.

Candidates square off at chamber debate

by Oct 26, 2018
Rep. Lee Zeldin faced challenger Perry Gershon Wednesday night in a debate hosted by the Mattituck Chamber of Commerce. Assemblyman Anthony Palumbo and challenger Rona Smith also debated the issues.

Beware bait-and-switch economics

by Aug 13, 2018
Federal tax cuts for corporations and the wealthiest Americans added $2 trillion to the national debt. It's classic bait and switch: talk about improving today’s economy at the expense of tomorrow—then move to cut social security and Medicare benefits to reduce the exploding deficit that results, after election day.

Gershon wins five-way primary contest in NY-01, earns Democratic nod to face Zeldin in November

by Jun 26, 2018
Gershon won 35.5 percent of the vote, ahead of second-place Kate Browning, who gained 30.26 percent.