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Your (sort of) Election Day guide for 2015

12189844_10153299236123412_4266352831024485091_nThis election season, we challenged the people seeking Town Council and County Legislature positions to give us five great ideas (or policy goals) that could realistically be set into motion within the next five years.

We called it the “5 for 5” series, and it’s proven quite popular.

The opportunity was given to candidates in the local areas, leaving out those seeking town-and county-wide executive offices, such as town supervisor and county executive.

We also left out non-lawmaking positions, such as judges and highway superintendent.

The candidates were asked to avoid personal attacks and adhere to a deadline and a word limit.

Those guidelines were largely kept, except the word limit went mostly ignored. (Oh, well.)

Click here to find your voting place before Tuesday.

Click on the links in the Tweets below to read all the “5 for 5” entries.

SUFFOLK COUNTY LEGISLATURE (7th District)

BROOKHAVEN TOWN COUNCIL (5th District)

BROOKHAVEN TOWN COUNCIL (4th District)

About the author: Michael White

Michael White is a Bellport resident, longtime newspaper reporter and editor, and the owner of greaterpatchogue.com. Email him your story ideas or tips: mike@greaterpatchogue.com