Three Candidates, Lots of Opinions in Riverhead Forum

October 6, 2015

Our fourth and final candidate forum of the year was a huge success in Riverhead last night. The three candidates vying for the role of Town Supervisor, incumbent Sean Walter, Anthony Coates, and Jodi Giglio, discussed everything from septic tanks to solar energy to single-use plastic bags.

Answering questions from the moderator, North Fork Environmental Council president Bill Toedter, and from the audience the candidates took turns sharing their views. The forum format allows candidates to dive deep into the issues rather than spend most of their time debating with their opponents.

Check out everything you may have missed in the Riverhead News Review.

We would like to thank our co-sponsors at the North Fork Environmental Council, the Suffolk County Community College Culinary Arts and Hospitality Center for hosting us, and to the concerned citizens who turned out to ask such thoughtful questions.

Watch the whole forum on our YouTube page:

Video credit: Image Hunter Photo/Michael John Madigan

Make sure you’re registered to vote so your voice will be heard on Election Day on November 3rd.

< Back to Nonpartisan Electoral Activities

Related Articles

On September 14, the New York League of Conservation Voters hosted an environmental candidate forum in Troy, NY, featuring Mayoral candidates Nina Nichols (D) and Carmella Mantello (R). Spectrum News reporter Kate Lisa moderated the program, which was held at the Arts Center of the Capital Region and co-sponsored by Clean + Healthy New York…

Each year, NYLCVEF works with local partners to hold nonpartisan candidate forums in and outside of our chapter areas. These forums connect voters to elected officials and candidates for office in federal, state and local races and give voters the chance to hear candidates speak directly about their position on environmental issues, a topic that…

On October 20th, 2021, the New York League of Conservation Voters Education Fund (NYLCVEF) held a candidate forum with the candidates for Huntington Town Supervisor about their stance on a range of environmental and sustainability issues, hosted by the New York League of Conservation Voters Education Fund. Featuring Ed Smyth, Rebecca Sanin, and Eugene Cook.

On October 5th, 2021, the New York League of Conservation Voters Education Fund (NYLCVEF) held a candidate forum for New York Council District 32, which is a coastal district and climate frontline community. It centers around Jamaica Bay, Ozone Park, and the western half of the Rockaways and is currently occupied by Council Member Eric Ulrich. This forum was held on zoom in preparation for the November 2nd general election. The forum featured Democratic nominee Felicia Singh and Republican nominee Joann Ariola, and was moderated by NYLCV NYC Chapter Board Member Karen Mintzer. 

Primary Election Day is tomorrow! This year, voters in NYC will have the opportunity to participate in ranked-choice voting. We recently held a webinar on the system, which will be used for the first time in a major citywide election this Primary Day. The event discussed how to fill in your ballot, how your responses are used to elect the winners, how candidates are using the systems while campaigning, and why the system was enacted.

We convened New York City Mayoral candidates to share their views on a variety of sustainability issues in a series of taped interviews. We asked questions on issues including air quality, water quality, parks and open space, public transportation, climate adaptation, composting, and green infrastructure. Watch the full video. Event Recap NYLCV President Julie Tight…

Throughout the month of February, we held a series of environmental candidate schools for those running for elected office in New York City.

On October 15th, 2020, the New York League of Conservation Voters Education Fund (NYLCVEF), Citizens Campaign for the Environment, and Students for Climate Action (S4CA) held a candidate forum for New York Congressional Districts 1 and 2, which cover a large part of Suffolk County and the southeastern portion of Nassau County. The forum took…

On September 29th, 2020, the New York League of Conservation Voters Education Fund (NYLCVEF) held a candidate forum for New York Senate District 55, which covers parts of Monroe and Ontario Counties, to replace State Senator Rich Funke. The forum took place on Zoom ahead of the general election on November 3rd. NYLCVEF regularly holds…

Get Involved

THANK YOU TO OUR CORPORATE PARTNERS