Fire Commissioner Elections Today

Contested races in Gordon Heights and Medford.

Residents across Long Island head to the polls Tuesday to elect fire commissioners in their respective first districts. 

The unpaid commissioners control and set the budgets for their districts. 

Of the four fire districts in the Pat-Med area, two of them have competitive commissioner races this year. 


Incumbent Richard Piquette faces challenger Michael Cicero. Voting is at the firehouse located at 171 Oregon Avenue from 3-9 p.m.

Gordon Heights

Incumbent James Kelly faces challengers James Freeman and Joyce Bourne. Polls are open at the firehouse located at 23 Hawkins Avenue from 3-9 p.m. 

North Patchogue

John Kirshey is running unopposed for one open seat. Polls are open at the firehouse located at 33 Davidson Avenue from 3-9 p.m.


Incumbent Paul Felice is unopposed. Polls are open at the firehouse located at 15 Jennings Avenue from 2-9 p.m. 

Susan Matusek December 11, 2012 at 03:58 PM
Medford Fire District Commissioner elections today from 3-9 at the Medford Fire Department Headquarters. Please RE-ELECT Incumbant Richard Piquette for another term as Fire Commissioner. His track record for the past seven years speaks for itself. Thank you for your support.
Eric Rotermund December 11, 2012 at 04:30 PM
Please come down and vote for rich Piquette tonight why change something that doesn't have to be changed rich has been up there for 7 years and doing a fine job as the chairman of the board as a firefighter and a friend to rich I know he is the right man for the job lets re elect rich so he can keep lowering MEDFORDs fire taxes
Rich Coleman December 11, 2012 at 05:04 PM
Turn out tonite forRich Piquette . He has been there for us, by lowering our taxes. Now, we must be there for him. Go to the Medford Fire Dept. Btwn. The hrs of 3pm& 9pm.
Judy Pepenella December 12, 2012 at 05:35 PM
Does anyone know how the results of the elections?
Lisa Marie Piquette Siena December 12, 2012 at 06:33 PM
Congradulatuions to Rich Piquette from Medford Fire Department! I am super proud of him for all the hard work and dedication he has given to all of us for all these years and now we are super lucky to have him for 5 more years..... Medford you are awesome!!!


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