Republicans sweep Brookhaven Town
Brookhaven Town Republicans celebrate their victories on stage.


Republicans sweep Brookhaven Town



Brookhaven Town Republicans celebrated yet another year of victory at the newly renovated Stereo Garden in Patchogue, the former Emporium, late Tuesday night.

Attendees Neil and Amy Thomas of Bellport said they came to support the Republican line and hoped the night would prove to be victorious. Later that evening, Brookhaven Town Republic Party chairman Jesse Garcia announced the winners. “This is the team that leads Brookhaven, protects taxpayers and is re-elected by overwhelming numbers,” he said, introducing the town lineup.

Supervisor Ed Romaine was re-elected to his third full, two-year term with a total of 57,772 votes, making up just over 61 percent, over his opponent, Democrat Jack Harrington, who came in with 35,515 votes, or about 38 percent. Earlier that day, Romaine started off with his usual breakfast at the Moriches Bay Diner.

“We’re a team and we are going to keep on making sure the taxes stay low and keep on moving Brookhaven forward,” he promised the crowd, proud of the election results.

Also, as part of the town Republicans’ almost-clean sweep, incumbent Donna Lent (R,C,I,WEP) took home 51,769, or just over 57 percent, of the votes against her Democratic opponent, Cindy Morris, who garnered 38,609, or just over 42 percent. Councilman Michael Loguercio also won with 7,209 votes, or about 54 percent, over his Democratic opponent, Daniel Polner, who had 5,940 votes, or about 45 percent. Incumbent 5th District councilman Neil Foley won with 9,559 votes, over 61 percent, against his Democratic opponent, Lisa Di Santo, who had 6,069 votes, or over 38 percent. Councilman Dan Panico of the 6th District won with 10,538 votes, or over 71 percent, against Democrat Art Turkington with 4,156 votes, or just over 28 percent.

Loguercio thanked everyone who supported his re-election campaign. “It has truly been an honor and privilege to serve our community, and I look forward to representing us all for many years to come,” said Loguercio. Foley did the same. “I look forward to working with constituent and moving Brookhaven forward,” he said.

Republican councilmembers in surrounding districts, such as Kevin J. LaValle and Jane Bonner, also won re-election. 

Highway superintendent Daniel Losquadro was also re-elected by over 60 percent, with 56,096 votes, against newcomer Democrat Anthony R. Portesy, who came in with over 39 percent, or 36,873 votes.