Long Island Races to Watch This Election Day


Voters will decide dozens of pivotal local races across Long Island in the upcoming elections, including two top-level posts with no incumbent and three other executive positions with freshmen seeking re-election.

Among the highest profile races to watch is Democratic Nassau County Executive Laura Curran seeking a second term against her Republican challenger, Hempstead Town Councilman Bruce Blakeman. On the other side of the county line, topping the ticket will be first-term Democratic Suffolk County District Attorney Timothy Sini running for re-election against his GOP rival Raymond Tierney, a former federal and county prosecutor. And Nassau has two countywide positions — district attorney and comptroller — in which the current office holder is not running to keep the job.