Election 2021: municipal judges, assessors

Note: The Town Justice and Assessors races are both undisputed this year.



Louisa evans


Hamlet: Fisherman’s Island

Occupation: The Justice of the Town of Fishers Island

Party lines: Republican, Conservative

About her: Ms. Evans, 65, grew up on Long Island, graduated from Wesleyan University and Suffolk University Law School. She is currently a city judge (Fishers Island) and a substitute teacher at Fishers Island School. She is president of the administrators of Union Chapel and co-manages the thrift store of the church. She also leads the Fishers Island Library Reading Group and is an ex-officio member of the Island Community Council. She is married and has four grown children.

In his words: “I hope people will vote for me because I have integrity and am fair, honest, objective and pragmatic. I have worked hard not only for Fishers Island, but for the whole town of Southold.

Eileen Powers


Hamlet: Sudold

Occupation: City justice

Party lines: Republican, Conservative

About her: Ms. Powers, 54, has been a Southold Town judge since 2018. A graduate with Distinction from St. John’s School of Law, she has been a lawyer for almost 30 years. She served as a village, park district and town attorney in Suffolk County. She is an active member of the Southold community where she has lived for 25 years with her husband, Larry Tuthill, as they raise their three children.

In his words: “As a municipal judge, I have demonstrated a commitment to justice for everyone who appears in my court. I have gained a reputation as an intelligent, hardworking, fair and impartial judge. I pride myself on being quick and thorough and making sure everyone spends their day in court. “



Charles sanders


Hamlet: Greenport

Occupation: Southold Town Appraiser, Associate Real Estate Broker, National Guard Officer

Party lines: Republican, Conservative

About him: Mr Sanders, 53, lives in Greenport with his wife, Alina. He obtained his real estate license in 1999 and was active in real estate until he became a commissioned officer in the New York Army National Guard in 2008. Shortly after his initial training, he was deployed to Afghanistan in 2010 and 2012 and to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in 2015. Between deployments, he continued to work in real estate and successfully ran for a four-year term as administrator of the city in 2013. At the end of his term as director in 2017, he ran for and won a seat on the Board of Directors of Evaluators.

His pitch: Mr. Sanders has been a municipal appraiser for four years and has over 20 years of real estate experience. It has fulfilled all the educational requirements of the Department of Taxation and Finance Office of Land Tax Services, including ethics, fundamentals of appraisal administration, data collection, mass appraisal, and agricultural assessment. While serving Southold Town as an assessor, he also serves the local community as the commander of American Legion Post 803 in Southold.

In his words: “Service to others is my philosophy and my time in the National Guard has resulted in two tours of Afghanistan, one to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and recently New York in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Kevin webster


Hamlet: Marion East

Occupation: Southold Town Assessor

Party lines: Republican, Conservative

About him: Mr. Webster, 50, has been in his current role since 2006. He is currently the First Deputy Chief of the East Marion Fire Department and has lived in East Marion since 1998. He is a graduate of Oysterponds Elementary School and has a Bachelor of Accounting from Ithaca. University. He broadcasts local events on the Facebook page named Webster Sports Network.

His pitch: Mr. Webster has worked in the appraisal / real estate and appraisal industry in Southold since 1992. As an appraiser he has been inspecting properties throughout the city since 2006 and has the experience and knowledge necessary to continue in this position, he said. He is a licensed real estate seller and has a NYS appraiser certificate. He said he has a deep commitment to the community and joined the East Marion Fire Department in 2004 as a volunteer.

In his words: “In my job, I help people get exemptions such as veterans, the elderly, farmers and firefighters. I make home visits as needed to gather documentation for these exemptions or to legalize the documents we need.

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