All seats in the Suffolk County Legislature are up for election on November 2, with 38 candidates vying for 18 seats.
The Democrats have the legislative majority, with ten members compared to seven Republicans and one Conservative.
Districts – 10 and 18 – will have new MPs next year due to open seats.
Legies. Tom Cilmi (R-Bay Shore) time limited in the 10th district.
Legies. William (Doc) Spencer (D-Centerport) is not seeking re-election on the 18th as he faces criminal charges for allegedly attempting to trade drugs in exchange for sexual favours. Spencer pleaded not guilty.
In the race to replace Gilmy, Democrat Carla Simpson, a banker, is running against Republican Trish Bergen-Witchbrot, a limited-time member of Islip City Council.
In the contest to replace Spencer, Republican Stephanie Bontempe, a private school teacher, faces off against Huntington City Council Democrat Mark Cuthbertson.
Overall, 16 current county legislators are vying to retain their seats for another two years.
Legies. Nicholas Caracaba (C-Selden) is running for re-election in District 4 against Democrat Dawn Marie Sharrock, a member of the Middle Country School Board.
Caracaba, who has been endorsed by both the Republican and Conservative parties, is facing domestic violence charges after his arrest last year. He has pleaded not guilty.
Voters in the third district will see a rematch in the special election in May between incumbent Republican Jim Mazzarella and former Suffolk County Legislature. Kate Browning, Democrat was limited in 2017.
Browning’s campaign was faced with legal challenges by county Republicans who maintained that Suffolk County’s boundary laws, which limit county elected officials to 12 consecutive years in office, made her ineligible to take the seat again.
An appellate court panel sided with Browning, ruling that the district ordinance does not impose a life limit.
Mazzarella won the special election, replacing the former Republican House. Rudy Sunderman, who resigned in March shortly before pleading guilty to a misdemeanor filed a false financial statement form with the county ethics board.
In the thirteenth district, Legis. Robert Trotta (R-Fort Salonga), a frequent critic of county police unions and other government officials, faces challenges from Democrat Kevin Mulholland and Governor Michael Simonelli, a Suffolk County police officer.
The races are:
District 1: Democrat Al Krupsky vs. Republican Remy Bell
District 2: Democrat Bridget Fleming vs. Republican Robert Carpenter
District 3: Republican James Mazzarella vs Democrat Kate Browning
District IV: Republican Nicholas Caracaba vs. Democracy without Marie Sharrock
District 5: Democrat Kara Han vs. Isabella Salvatore Republic
District 6: Democrat Sarah Anker vs. Republican Brendan Sweeney and Governor Anthony D. Simon
District 7: Democrat Robert Clarco vs Republican Dominic Thorne
District 8: Republican Anthony Pickerello vs Democrat Peter Russo
District 9: Democrat Samuel Gonzalez vs. Republican Maxima Castro
District X: Republic Trish Bergen-Weichbrot vs. Carla Simpson
District 11: Republican Stephen Flotron vs Democrat Astrid Fidelia
District 12: Republican Leslie Kennedy vs. Democrat Michael Cedarakis
District 13: Republican Robert Trotta vs Governor Michael Simonelli and Democrat Kevin Mulholland
District 14: Republican Kevin McCaffrey vs Democrat Nancy Delaney
District 15: Democrat Jason Richberg vs. Republican Jarrod Morris
District 16: Democrat Susan Berland v. Republican Manuel Esteban
District 17: Democrat Thomas Donnelly vs. Republican Stephen Baker
District 18: Democrat Mark Cuthbertson vs. Republican Stephanie Bontempe