riverhead republicans

Vote – November 7

Tim Hubbard – Riverhead Town Supervisor

Tim Hubbard
has been a Town Councilman in Riverhead for the past 8 years. Prior to that, Tim served our community as a Riverhead Police Officer and finished his 32 year career as a Detective 1st Grade.

Tim is married to his wife, Lisa, and together, they share 5 children and 5 grandchildren.  As a lifelong resident and with a family ancestry that traces back to the late 1700’s,Tim has Riverhead in his heart and on his mind every single day.

Tim looks forward to serving as Riverhead Town’s next supervisor and helping Riverhead grow while maintaining our agricultural values and heritage.

Denise Merrifield – Riverhead Town Council

I have lived in Wading River for the last 26 years with my husband Peter. We raised our two children here. In 2018, I retired from the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office after 30 years of service. I was assigned to the Homicide Bureau for 11 years where I tried 29 homicide trials.  I was promoted to Deputy Bureau Chief of the Child Abuse and Domestic Violence Bureau. For 8 years, I supervised 15 Assistant District Attorneys in their prosecution of violent felony cases which included physical and sexual abuse of children and domestic violence felonies. I also supervised 10 Assistant District Attorneys as the Deputy Bureau Chief of the Major Crimes Bureau in their prosecution of violent felonies such as robbery, burglary, rape, and assault.

Currently, I am an adjunct professor at Touro Law School where I teach N Y Evidence and coach the law students in national mock trial competitions. I have been a life long public servant for the residents of Riverhead and Suffolk County. I would be proud to continue serving the residents of Riverhead as your next Town Councilwoman.

Joann Waski – Riverhead Town Council

Born and raised in Aquebogue with deep Riverhead Roots.  My husband Patrick and I have been married for 27 years.  We have called Jamesport our home for almost 30 years and have raise 3 adult children here in Riverhead.

As a 1991 graduate of Riverhead High School, I attended Endicott College in Beverly Massachusetts and returned home to Riverhead to work in the family business. Today I am the owner of the family business since 2008.  We are a successful title insurance company celebrating our 40th year of service located Riverhead.   

I have a lifetime of experience with real estate, deeds, mortgages, residential and commercial taxes, surveys, map filings, building permits, as well as farmland preservation and development right requirements.  My responsibilities include overseeing everyday operations, processing high liability transactions, escrow agreements and collection, delegating employee responsibilities, maintaining client relationships and building team morale.

Currently, I serve on The Planning Board, Board of Assessment Review and The Comprehensive Steering Committee, all for the Town of Riverhead.  I also am an Executive Board Member of the North Fork Animal Welfare League and Heidi’s Helping Angles.  Against massive development in Calverton-Support our Law Enforcement–For our Farmers and Preservation

Jim Wooten – Riverhead Town Clerk

James Wooten is a 5th generation Riverhead resident. He served his community as a Police officer for over 23 years, was named Crime prevention officer of the year in 1996 for his work in neighborhood watch communities throughout the Town. James served as PBA President representing the Police officers serving the Town. James was elected three times to serve his community on the town board council. James has been an active member of the First Congregational Church for over 50 years serving as a trustee and Deacon.  

James in his spare time has coordinated the Friday night summer concert series for many years, a task he enjoys and is currently working to revive after the COVID epidemic. James has spent his lifetime giving back to his community, one that he grew up in, went to school in, and raised his family in. The Town history is important, and James looks forward to preserving the historic records as your Town Clerk.

Dana Brown – Riverhead Assessor

Dana (Donna) Brown has been with the Assessor’s office since November 2013, where she started out as an Assessment Clerk. In 2015, she was promoted to the position of Senior Assessment Clerk. In April 2021, Dana was appointed to fill a vacancy for Assessor and was subsequently elected to that position in November of that year. She has obtained her New York State Assessor Certification and is working towards becoming Advanced Certified.

Dana is experienced in all property tax exemptions and has the ability to accurately value all types of properties. She prides herself on friendly, courteous customer service with an open door policy to all taxpayers.

Dana resides in Wading River with her daughter Claudia.

Lori M. Hulse – Riverhead Town Justice

Born and raised in Calverton, Lori M. Hulse has served as Riverhead Town Justice since 2016. She is running for re-election on the Republican, Democrat and Conservative lines. Her daily court calendar is one of the busiest on the East End, and Judge Hulse has presided over many pre-trial hearings, bench trials and jury trials to verdict. While town and village courts remained closed during the pandemic, Judge Hulse’s court was the first in the state to resume court functions, holding virtual arraignments, dispositions and conferences. 

Judge Hulse was unanimously elected President of the Suffolk County Magistrates Association in 2022-2023. An attorney for 30+ years, Judge Hulse has previously served as a Deputy Bureau Chief in the Kings County District Attorney’s Office and Senior Trial Attorney in the Major Crime Bureau of the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office, an Assistant Town Attorney, legal counsel to the Southold Board of Trustees and has operated her own private law practice. She served on the Riverhead Board of Education for seven years, four as the Board’s President. 

Judge Hulse has two adult children and lives in Riverhead with her husband Mike.

Welcome to the Riverhead Town Republican Committee website.

Welcome to the website of the Riverhead Republicans. Our town committee is recognized state-wide as an exemplary group of individuals with a strong leadership that has, time and again, proven that our core principles work when put to the test.

The Riverhead Republican Party is strong because of supporters like you and our wonderful committee members. We are not about any one individual, but instead focus on working together as a team to keep Riverhead positive! With our hard work and dedication, we put forward excellent candidates who are interested in serving the residents of our town, and making Riverhead the best place it can be.

Now, more than ever, we must support our party chosen officials to safeguard our successes and protect future progress. Your involvement is crucial to our efforts, and I welcome you to participate at any level. Please feel free to attend a meeting and get involved. Do not hesitate to contact me for any additional information on how you can help the Riverhead Town Republican Party and help improve our town.

-Riv GOP

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