Brenda Sullivan, HTNP:
Bill Devine, who served on the East Hampton Town Council during one of the most tumultuous periods in town politics said today (Oct. 22) that he has completed the necessary paperwork to be a write-in candidate for state representative for the 34th District this November.
Republican Devine failed to gain his party’s nomination this year. Instead, the party chose Melissa Ziobron of East Haddam.
Now, as we all know, our own local version of Homer Stokes belongs to “a certain organization.” And isn’t it curious how, after months of silence, no public expression of interest after losing the nomination and the clear impression that the standard-bearer for the East Hampton Good Ol’ Boys/Republicrat clan is not doing so well against a very well organized moderate Republican, suddenly William Devine, East Hampton’s most retiring jeweler, has decided to stage a write-in campaign?