Southampton Upset: Manger Ousts Warren in Village Mayoral Race


Southampton Village Trustee Bill Manger unseated his former running mate, two-term Mayor Jesse Warren, in the most high profile of six East End village elections being held this month. Manger handily defeated Warren with 58% of the vote out of more than 1,400 ballots cast on June 16 in the village of nearly 4,600 residents. Warren’s running mates — two newcomers he recruited after parting ways with allies he has since sparred with on the village board — also lost to Manger’s slate of candidates.

“I am humbled by the strong support I received from Southampton Village voters in last week’s mayoral election,” Manger said. “I am totally committed to serving everyone in the village and doing my utmost to unite our community. I campaigned for mayor under the banner of ‘Better Together’ and I pledge to uphold that promise of togetherness once in the mayor’s office. The work that lies ahead requires collaboration among all residents, workers, and volunteers in the village. My first priority is to bring civility back to village government.”