Suffolk GOP Nominates Shelter Island Attorney for Thiele Seat

Shelter Island Town Attorney Stephen Kiely has been declared the GOP nominee in the race to replace retiring longtime New York State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. (D-Sag Harbor).

Kiely, a Mattituck resident who unsuccessfully ran for Southold Town Board last year, was among the candidates named when the Suffolk County Republican Committee declared its nominees for congressional, New York State legislative and town-level races across eastern Long Island during the party’s convention in Smithtown on February 21.