The 73-year-old Republican said he has built a solid record over his last 36 years in office, and he is relying on that—rather than negative campaigning—to earn the support of voters.
“I always use the example, who would you go to if you needed complex surgery—someone with a couple years of experience, or someone with many years of experience?” he said. “Someone who has a good reputation and who has the experience.”
Mr. LaValle represents the 1st Senatorial District, which includes the five East End towns, as well as a portion of Brookhaven Town. He has held the seat since 1976.
He said one of his priorities if reelected is to make sure... more