Thomas McNally Receives the President’s Award During the Suffolk County Young Republicans Annual Installation Dinner
On February 2, Thomas McNally, Huntington GOP Committee Chairman, received the President’s Award during the Suffolk County Young Republicans Annual Installation Dinner, which was held at Shandon Court in Islip.
The award was presented by Suffolk County Young Republicans President DawnMarie Kuhn (pictured left) and Vice President Drew Drasser (pictured right).
Debbie Adams-Kaden Honored at Suffolk County Republican Women’s Annual Holiday & Volunteer Award Dinner
Debbie Adams-Kaden (second from right), Member, Huntington Republican Committee, was honored at the Suffolk County Republican Women’s Annual Holiday & Volunteer Award Dinner at Villa Lombardi’s in Holbrook on November 30. Also pictured (left to right): Theresa Mari, Councilwoman-elect, and Andrew Raia, Town Clerk, Town of Huntington; Tom McNally, Chairman, Huntington Republican Committee; Brooke Lupinacci, Councilwoman-elect, Town of Huntington; and Stephanie Bontempi, Suffolk County Legislator.
On November 30, Debbie Adams-Kaden, Member, Huntington Republican Committee, was honored for her hard work during the Suffolk County Republican Women’s annual Holiday & Volunteer Award Dinner, which was held at Villa Lombardi’s in Holbrook.
Ms. Adams-Kaden has been a Committee Member for the Huntington GOP for over 20 years and HQ Volunteer since her retirement in 2017. In her professional career, she spent over three decades working in the fields of financial technology, auditing, procurement, data security and operating systems software development. She also served as a Director of Application Software Development, Director of International Program Management and Director of Automated Boarding Project Management.
She also volunteered her time in the community as Soccer Coach at St. Hugh’s, and with the South Huntington PTA and the Wildcat Booster Club. She was also a Campaign Manager for South Huntington School Board President Jim Kaden.
Ms. Adams-Kaden earned her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Latin American Studies from the State University of New York at Oswego and a Master’s degree in Political Science and Education from Long Island University-C.W. Post.
She resides in Huntington Station.
Huntington Republican Committee Partners with Family Service League for Its Third Annual Winter Coat Drive
The Huntington Republican Committee has announced that its third annual Winter Coat Drive is currently underway and, this year, it is partnering with the Family Service League (FSL), where the coats will be distributed to those in need.
In addition to men’s and women’s coats, they are requesting new and slightly used gloves, mittens, boots and scarves. All donations may be brought to Huntington GOP headquarters, located at 229 Main Street, Suite 204 in Huntington, Monday through Thursday from noon to 4 p.m.
Last year’s drive was very successful, with 100 coats being collected.
Founded in Huntington in 1926, FSL delivers tangible help and crisis intervention across a spectrum of service areas, including mental health counseling, addiction prevention and treatment, homelessness, job training, trauma counseling, early education, and family and senior support services. In all, FSL offers over 60 programs at 20 locations throughout Long Island.
“In the short amount of time that we started this, it has become bigger and bigger,” said Tom McNally, Chairman, Huntington GOP. “We have seen a growing need for these items as the winter weather approaches, but we have been able to meet those needs, thanks to the generosity of the local residents.”
“Unfortunately, warm coats are a luxury for some children and adults residing in Greater Huntington,” said Karen Boorshtein, LCSW, President/CEO, Family Service League. “We appreciate the efforts of Huntington Republican Party Chairman Thomas McNally to help us provide winter coats for those in need. The new and gently used coats being collected during the GOP’s coat drive will be given out to community members who utilize the programs at Family Service League’s Huntington Family Center and to those individuals residing in our shelters.”
Donations will be accepted until March 23, 2024. To learn more about the Family Service League, visit www.FSL-LI.org. For more information about the Winter Coat Drive, call (631) 549-6800, email [email protected] or visit www.huntingtongop.org.
Huntington Republican Committee Congratulates Ed Romaine, Town Clerk, Town Board and County Legislative Candidates
Raia Handily Wins Re-Election as Town Clerk
GOP Takes All Five Town Board Seats for the First Time Since 1957
Bontempi Re-Elected for a Second Term
The Huntington Republican Committee is proud to announce that its Town Clerk and town Council candidates were victorious on Election Day, as well as Stephanie Bontempi for re-election as County Legislator in the 18th District.
Brooke Lupinacci and Theresa Mari won their respective Town Council elections, joining fellow GOP board members Ed Smyth, Salvatore Ferro and Dr. Dave Bennardo. This is the first time since 1957 that Huntington has had an all-Republican Town Board.
“When we took over the majority in 2021, we promised the citizens of Huntington that we would keep Huntington the best place on Long Island to live, work and raise a family,” said Thomas M. McNally, Chairman, Huntington GOP. “Tuesday’s election results confirm that we have delivered on that promise.”
Mr. McNally said Ms. Lupinacci and Ms. Mari “will help build on the successes of the past two years to make Huntington an even stronger, safer and more affordable place to live while maintaining our unmatched quality of life.”
Andrew Raia was the top vote-getter on the Huntington GOP ticket, garnering nearly 60% of the vote in the race for Town Clerk. “Andrew ran a very strong campaign,” Mr. McNally said. “This was a mandate for government efficiency and the results showed that.”
Additionally, Ms. Bontempi won a close election to remain as Suffolk County Legislator for the 18th District. “Stephanie’s race was a hard-fought one,” Mr. McNally said. “Her re-election allows her to work with the new county executive, Ed Romaine, to make Suffolk a safer and more affordable place to live. I wish to congratulate Ed on his victory and our candidates on their successful campaigns.”