Selected to run for Trustee were incumbents Francis Bock, Bill Taylor, Susan McGraw-Keber, John Aldred and Rick Drew. Also nominated: Republican incumbent Jim Grimes. Democrats Tim Garneau, Ben Dollinger and Mike Martinsen were nominated to run for Trustee.
The Trustees of the town of East Hampton represent the original government of East Hampton. The Trustee positions were created and granted sole authority over the Town of East Hampton, by King James II through the Dongan Patent dated December 9, 1686. As the original governing body of East Hampton, the Trustees managed and made allotments of the Town’s “common lands.” Since their creation in 1686, the Town Trustees have continuously functioned as an autonomous governing body and represent an important historic link to the earliest roots of our democratic Nation.
The Town Trustees are involved in stewardship, aquaculture and harbor management.
For information about the Trustees, visit their website, www.ehtrustees.com.