At 7 p.m. New York State Sen. Kenneth P. LaValle and his challenger Bridget Fleming, a Southampton Town councilwoman, will face off in their first public East End debate.
The debate, which is being held at the Southampton Senior Center in Hampton Bays is being sponsored by the Hampton Bays Civic Association and the League of Women Voters.
During the debate, questions will be taken from audience members; Southampton Patch editor Brendan O'Reilly will be sitting on the panel of questioners, asking some reader-submitted questions.
LaValle, of Port Jefferson, has been the senator for the First Senate District for 35 years and works as an attorney. Fleming, of Noyac, is also an attorney, practicing matrimonial law, and she is a former prosecutor for the Manhattan district attorney's office.
LaValle is a Republican with the endorsements of the Conservative and Independence parties. Fleming is a Democratic with the Working Families party endorsement.
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