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May 15, 2018 5:23 PMPublication: The Southampton Press

Three Will Fight For Two Seats On Quogue Village Board; Mayor Uncontested

May 17, 2018 1:35 PM

Two incumbent Quogue Village Board members are being challenged by a third candidate in the village election next month, while Mayor Peter Sartorius is running unopposed for another term.

Mr. Sartorius is uncontested in seeking his fifth two-year term as mayor. Mr. Sartorius, a full-time village resident, has served on the board since 2008, when he was appointed to the Village Board to fill a vacancy left when Trustee William Hines died.

Eileen Duffy, 52, who was one of three write-in candidates last year, is challenging incumbents Jeannette Obser, who is seeking her ninth two-year term, and Kimberley Payne, who is seeking her seventh. Ms. Duffy has lived in Quogue full time since 2011.

Trustees are elected to two-year terms, paid an annual stipend of $2,500 and given the option to obtain health benefits through the village.

If elected, Ms. Duffy said she hopes to bring discussions of expanding the trustees’ current two-year terms, as well as put a limit on how many terms an incumbent can serve. “It’s a completely worthwhile discussion to have, and I hope we do,” she said on Tuesday.

She pointed to Randy Cardo, whose 11th term will expire in June 2019. “That’s 22 years,” she said. “It’s time we had a change.”

Ms. Duffy is a local editor and writer for several community weekly newspapers and has been a shareholder at Six Corners Wines & Liquors since 2003.

Voting will take place between noon and 9 p.m. on June 15 at the Firehouse Hall on Jessup Avenue.

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It's obvious that Quogue Village better buckle up. Ms Duffy is already trying to rock the boat, judging from her statements.
As the communications director for FAR LEFT Congressional candidate David Pechefsky, if elected, Ms Duffy will probably be a source of unrest on this village board.
Voters choose wisely.
By HamptonClassic (79), Southampton on May 18, 18 11:32 AM
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I applaud a new political face in Quogue, Unfortunately the lack of change in our village boards has created disparate distribution of its Resources that are tax revenue. How many Trees that are purchased by the Town planted on the North side of Montauk ? Why are the South side residents Plowed out first in Snow filled weather ? ETC ETC There must be a term limit of political positions in any Town. Other wise it creates abuse of leadership.. Quogue is a beautiful Town but its also ran or directed ...more
By 1percent (51), Quogue on May 20, 18 1:20 PM