Election 2018
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The Herald endorses Michaelle Solages, a Democrat from Valley Stream, for the 22nd Assembly District seat. Solages was first elected to the office in 2012, when the district was formed from parts … more
For the second time, Democrat Mike Reid, of Merrick, is challenging longtime incumbent Republican Assemblyman Dave McDonough, also of Merrick, for his 14th District seat. The Herald asked both … more
Herald Community Newspapers editors and reporters have spent the past two months reporting on Election 2018, and on Tuesday, November 6th, it will all boil down to a single factor: your vote.  more
Touting his experience on water issues, Democratic challenger James Gaughran, an attorney in private practice who has served on the Huntington Town Board and in the Suffolk County Legislature, … more
In 2016, John Brooks, a Democrat from Seaford, won the 8th Senate District seat long held by Republicans, in a close race against Republican Michael Venditto. This year, he faces a challenge from Massapequa Park Mayor Jeff Pravato, who has framed the election as pivotal to maintaining a Republican majority in the senate. The Herald asked both candidates the same four questions on issues that face South Shore residents, in the run-up to the Nov. 6 election. more
Democrat Kevin Thomas is vying for a chance to represent the State Senate’s 6th District and unseat Incumbent Kemp Hannon, a Republican who has filled the role since 1989. The Herald asked both candidates a series of questions that pertain to the district’s coverage area, which includes East Meadow, Seaford, Wantagh, Bethpage, Farmingdale, Levittown, Massapequa and Uniondale. more
North Merrick Republican Dave McDonough, 81, was first elected to the State Assembly in a special election in 2002 and was re-elected to his ninth term in 2016. more
When State Sen. John Brooks defeated incumbent Republican Michael Venditto in 2016, it felt like a fluke. A combination of political headwinds and unfortunate family matters in the news for Venditto, perhaps, paved the way for the newly registered Democrat to claim the seat that the GOP had won with 60 percent of the vote in most elections. more
Rep. Tom Suozzi has spoken of the importance of working across the aisle for a long time. After he was elected to Congress in 2016, he joined the Problem Solvers Caucus — 48 members of both parties … more
The Herald Gazette endorses Democratic challenger Jim Gaughran, of Huntington, for the State Senate’s 5th District seat. In addition to his years of public service on the Huntington Town Board … more
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