Independent Sentinel by S. Noble
Born and raised Long Islander, Army veteran, and Republican Congressman Lee Zeldin is being challenged in New York’s CD 1 by long-time Manhattanite, summering-in-the-Hamptons-Democrat, Perry Gershon.
The differences between the two could hardly be more stark. Zeldin joined the ROTC while attending the University at Albany and earning a degree in law. Probably the longest period of time he’s been away from his middle class Shirley/Mastic home was during training with the prestigious 82nd Airborne; followed by his subsequent deployment to Iraq.
His twin girls have been attending the same public schools Lee attended decades ago. The local, community minded congressman was a NYS Senator that cast consequential votes reducing taxes, and currently serves as a Major in the Army Reserves.
His opponent, Perry Gershon, nicknamed “Park Avenue Perry”, has been basically a fair-weather visitor to his summer house in the very tony Hamptons. Gershon registered on Long Island only after he decided to run for Congress[…]