For the Trades - 27 East


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For the Trades

Westhampton Beach Mayor Maria Moore is running for Southampton Town supervisor. Her opponent is Town Councilwoman Cynthia McNamara.

I guess we’re getting into the “silly season.” I recently saw a large truck with a large sign saying “The Trades Support McNamara for Southampton Town Supervisor Because She Supports the Trades.”

Really? What has Cynthia McNamara ever done for the trades? In her two years on the Town Council, I don’t know what McNamara has supported the trades with, other than talk, if that.

Maria Moore, on the other hand, has given the trades real, tangible support — think: money in the pocket — with her top-to-bottom renovation in Westhampton Beach.

Placing utility lines underground, widening sidewalks, replacing outdated infrastructure, encouraging private business improvements, installing sewer lines, and reconfiguring Main Street for enhanced pedestrian safety and traffic flow with two new traffic circles, a new water main, and new storm drains with surge protection — all these things, the most extensive public works in living memory for Westhampton Beach, add up to a massive amount of work and revenue for the local trades, all of it due to Maria Moore’s untiring efforts.

So what is this McNamara campaign sign all about? It’s an empty claim. Cindy McNamara can’t begin to match what Maria Moore has done for the trades, not even close.

The sign is typical of McNamara’s whole campaign, trying to cast herself as a champion of the working man, a voice of the people. It’s rubbish, the kind of phony image making you’d expect from a third-rate advertising agency.

What the working man and woman want, what all Southampton wants, is not Cyndi McNamara’s empty claims, but hard-working leadership that gets results, the kind of thing Maria Moore’s been doing as mayor of Westhampton Beach for nine years.

Vote for effective leadership, vote for honesty, vote for results. Vote for Maria Moore for Southampton Town Supervisor on November 7.

George Lynch


Lynch is the communications director for the Southampton Democratic Committee — Ed.