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Newly Formed Peconic Republicans Name Executive Committee

Riverhead Republican Frank Seabrook has been named chairman.

A newly formed organization aimed at presenting a stronger and more unified Republican voice has chosen its executive committee.

The Peconic Republicans, said Riverhead Republican Frank Seabrook, is a brand-new organization that was created several weeks ago along with fellow Riverhead Republican Brian Mills.

The group consists of registered Republicans from the five East End towns.

“One of the main goals of the Peconic Republicans is to create a stronger more unified regional Republican voice," Seabrook said. "Therefore, it was very important for me that the leadership of this new organization not only came from the four corners of the East End, but also were leaders in their own individual communities."

Seabrook, founder and editor of the website New York Liberty Report – previously the Suffolk County Liberty Report – and a member of the town's Zoning Board of Appeals said he was "proud and honored" to announce the new executive committee members.

Seabrook is chairman of the group; vice-chairman is Denis Noncarrow, former Southold GOP chairman.

"This is such a great opportunity to bring together great minds of the East End and put forth the values that have made our country great," Noncarrow said. "Our nation is in trouble and rallying together is what we need to do if there will be anything left for our children."

Second vice-chairman is Ernie Wruck, former Southampton GOP chairman.

"I am proud to be part of this new effort to unite East Enders to protect our businesses and communities from the increasing burdens of government which continues to rob our freedoms and our pocketbooks," Wruck said.

Riverhead's Brian Mills, former Riverhead GOP Club president, was named treasurer. "The sad reality is that the recent political environment in both New York State and Suffolk County has resulted in a mass exodus of a whole new generation of New Yorkers to neighboring states which provide for lower taxes, less regulation and greater economic opportunities," Mills said. "Through the creation of the Peconic Republicans, our overriding goal is to promote the all inclusive platform of the Republican Party as it relates to the East End of Long Island so as to ensure that a region will exist where a future generation of New Yorkers can thrive, be successful, and enjoy the style of life to which we have all become accustomed."

Diana Weir, of East Hampton, was named secretary. "In this current political climate, it is encouraging to know that dedicated Republicans are interested in the future growth of the sound Republican Party principles on the East End. I am honored to participate in the creation of the Peconic Republicans," Weir said.

Weir is former chief of staff for Congressman Michael Forbes.

“These members of our executive committee have a long list of personal, professional, and political accomplishments," Seabrook said. "Each one of their individual resumes speaks for themselves. And having each one of their names on our team speaks loud and clear about how serious of a commitment I have towards promoting Republican ideals. The Peconic Republicans have now laid a strong foundation to build upon. Moving forward, it is our sincere goal to become a flagship organization within the Suffolk County Republican Party.”

The mission of the Peconic Republicans is to promote the platforms of the Republican party and support candidates and elected officials that do the same; help create a stronger more unified regional Republican voice; promote and encourage Republican volunteerism and activism; support the five East end Republican town committees; and increase Republican voter registrations

The Peconic Republicans are currently meeting on Facebook.

John Stefans February 20, 2013 at 04:45 PM
If I'm not mistaken, Mr. Seabrook's new position means he has to resign from Riverhead's Zoning Board of Appeals
Brian Mills February 21, 2013 at 05:48 PM
John, as someone who has lived on Long Island for quite some time, I would be interested in hearing what ideas you may have that would prevent the under thirty crowd from leaving the island for greener pastures that may offer more economic opportunity.
pat February 22, 2013 at 02:46 PM
I read this article and I just want to say it's about time someone like Mr. Seabrook took this type of job on. We need it. Thank you for putting together a team of people capable of leadership from different East End Towns: Dennis Noncarrow, the leader who gave Southold a majority Republican Town Board, Miller Brings who brought Riverhead into the 21st Century, Diane Weir former elected official and Chairwoman of Suffolk Housing and many other positions too numerous to mention. But in my opinion, you have one person who does not belong, Ernie Wruck, a person who was unable to provide a full slate for the elections in Southampton, a person who never put the time in as a leader should and would do, a person who is only looking out for himself. In my opinion, we need someone from Southampton instead of Ernie Wruck. There are many young people out there, also where is Shelter Island representation? How about Bob Brady, Mr. Shelter Island himself?

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