Babylon Town Republicans have chosen a to run against Supervisor Richard Schaffer this .
According to Newsday, of Lindenhurst has been selected. He currently serves as an assistant elections commissioner and previously unsuccessfully ran for elected office against Suffolk County Legislator and Deputy Presiding Officer Wayne Horsley three years ago.
Town Chairman told Newsday that facing Schaffer will be an uphill race, but “the people need to have an opponent, and [he] is a great guy with a lot to offer.”
There was some talk Republicans were considering cross-endorsing Schaffer, but the Supervisor was quoted by Newsday as saying he wouldn't accept a GOP endorsement.
Schaffer, who's also chairman of the Suffolk County Democratic Party, returned to Town Hall following Steve Bellone’s in this past November’s County Executive race.