Southampton Town Councilman Declares Run for Thiele Seat

Democratic Southampton Town Councilman Tommy John Schiavoni has thrown his hat in the ring for the race to replace outgoing longtime New York State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. (D-Sag Harbor).

The Sag Harbor resident is the first candidate to emerge in the race since Thiele announced his plans to retire when his term ends at the end of this year. The Suffolk County Republican Committee had not announced its nominees for the 2024 elections as of press time. Thiele represents the state’s 1st Assembly District spanning the South Fork, Shelter Island and part of the North Fork.