Contentious Southampton Village Vote Highlights 2023 Local Elections


Local East End village elections are poised to be relatively uneventful affairs this year — with one notable exception. In Southampton Village, embattled two-term incumbent Mayor Jesse Warren is facing a serious challenge from Village Trustee Bill Manger. Two of the four seats on the Southampton Village board are also being contested.

In the election scheduled for June 16, a total of four board candidates, two aligned with Warren and two aligned with Manger, are vying for two open seats in 2023. In an unusual twist, Warren, the incumbent mayor, is paired with Greg Centeno and Palmer A. Hudson, both of whom would be serving their first term as board members if elected. Manger, the mayoral challenger, is running with a slate that includes two sitting board members, Roy Stevenson and Robin Brown.