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The Political Sign Season is in Full Swing

One particular candidate clearly believes in name recognition at the polls.

Sayville resident and attorney Andrew Garbarino put his first campaign sign, for election to the Assembly seat being vacated by Phil Boyle, up on the property of AC Edwards Insurance in Sayville sometime in early September and since then it seems dozens have cropped up between Sayville and Bayport in the past several weeks.

While the signs indicate the type of race, they don't mention Garbarino's political allegiance (Republican) and that's for a specific reason.

"I want people to see and become familiar with the name," said the lifelong Sayville resident who works in the family's law firm in Sayville. The large wood-staked signs are appearing on new corners and lawns every day.

Not everyone is happy with the signs though, and one in particular, on the corner of Middle Road and Suydam Lane in Bayport, keeps getting knocked over somehow.

"That's not a bad thing," said Garbarino with a grin, before he spoke at Tuesday's Bayport Civic Association's Meet the Candidate's Night event.

"People see them down or taken and call me and say 'put one on my lawn,' so I'm getting more places to put signs," he said with a smile.

Garbarino is facing off another lifelong Sayville resident, Chris Bodkin, who is a former Islip Town councilman and who worked the ferry boats locally as a teen.

Ed Horcrantz October 20, 2012 at 09:34 PM
Signs are a blight to the community. If this is any indication on how he is h=going to run his office...we are in trouble.


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