Campaign Kick Off Party for Riverhead Town Supervisor Sean Walter
Embattled Riverhead Supervisor Sean Walter, who has been at odds — often quite publicly — with members of the town board and the Riverhead Republican party leadership for most of his three years in office, has now sustained a shot to the bow by his closest ally, a man he considers a good personal friend, and paid political consultant.
Video: Republican Riverhead Supervisor Sean Walter, in his concession speech in the Jan. 15, special election, which Walter lost in landslide to Democratic Southold Councilman Al Kupski (see story) said he and his campaign volunteers "did everything possible" to win the election but came up short.
He called the loss "a stunning defeat."
The two candidates seeking to succeed Ed Romaine as county legislator for the First Legislative District faced off in a debate last night at Martha Clara Vineyards in Riverhead.
Southold Councilman and Deputy Supervisor Al Krupski, a Democrat, and Riverhead Supervisor Sean Walter, a Republican, fielded questions about land use and development, agriculture and farmland preservation, the role and structure of county government and what it takes to best represent the East End in the County Legislature.