Welker, Vilar Teed Up for Race To Succeed Fleming in Suffolk County Legislature - 27 East

Welker, Vilar Teed Up for Race To Succeed Fleming in Suffolk County Legislature

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Manny Vilar

Manny Vilar

Ann Welker

Ann Welker

authorMichael Wright on Mar 8, 2023
The race to replace retiring Suffolk County Legislator Bridget Fleming is headed toward a bout between Southampton Town Trustee Ann Welker, a Democrat, and Manny Vilar, the chairman of the... more

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