Making Democracy Work

LWV of Huntington

About LWV Huntington

The LWV of Huntington is an active and vibrant nonpartisan voluntary organization. Our mission is to encourage and engage citizens into being active and educated participants in government. We never ever support a politician or party. However, if after a careful and thorough study of an issue, we do come to a consensus, we advocate and lobby for it as well as lobbying and advocating for the national and state league legislative positions.

Democracy is not a spectator sport and we in the LWV of Huntington are definitely not spectators. We do voter registration drives, sponsor candidate nights, engage students in programs at their schools, help register new citizens at naturalization ceremonies, visit our elected politicians, attend Huntington Town Board meetings, do programs on the environment, health care, government, etc.

If you wish to know more about us, call the LWV of Huntington at (631) 421-5164 or email our officers or attend any of our meetings including board meetings. All are welcome!

LWV Huntington President: Colette Steward Knuth

Upcoming Events

2017 Program

Issues Education

The State of US Health Care Policy presentation is now available on youtube . Presented at the South Huntington Library on January 25.

Health Care in the US: Voices From the Front presentation is now available on youtube. Presented at the South Huntington Library on March 8

LWVH YouTube Channel

LWV of Huntington has its own youtube channel This is where we will be posting all of our videos.

Voter Service Activities

Past Events:

LWV of Huntington voter registration drive at Bristal Assisted Living

Photos from LI Fall Festival: Our newest volunteer a high school senior helped us register voters. Our male members also help us. LWV not for women only!

Our local librarians displayed flyer informing who needed to register by Oct 9

LWV Huntington Voter publication

The most recent issue of LWV Huntington's Voter publication

News from Town Hall

December 7, 2016

Before the meeting began, Supervisor Petrone announced that the Enactment to change the zone to R-HS for property on Deer Park Ave was removed from the agenda. It was to be developed by Brightwaters Senior Living Center health facility. This inaction results in a ceasing of negotiations at this time.


  • Hearing 2. Occupied property deemed hazardous by the Town will receive notice by the Code Officer, allowing the owner to remediate the imminent danger conditions. If not complying, the property will be barricaded. An appeal procedure may follow.

  • Hearing 3. In the case of unsafe and damaged structures, the occupants will receive a 48 hour notice, followed by ordering them off the property. The building will be placarded.


  • Richard Koubek and Roger Weaving presented brief reports on the meeting at the Cinema presented by Huntington Township Housing Coalition and LWV of Huntington regarding the lack of affordable housing owner and rental in our town.
  • There were many residents speaking in opposition to the proposed number of luxury units on the Indian Hills Golf Course. There is dissention between the members of the Ft. Salonga Association (FSA), because they claim their president told Town Hall that the FSA favored the development of more units of cluster housing than the membership desired.


  • The Town is considering laws that will prohibit accessory apartments from being used as "transient rental properties" (AirBnB).

  • NYS has published a consumer bill of rights to ensure that residents at risk of foreclosure know their rights. The bill includes statements that that banks and mortgage servicers be held to their obligations and neighborhoods are protected from Zombie properties.

Submitted by: JoAnn McCarthy

3rd CD Debate and NYS Assembly and Senate Debate

Young and old turned out to hear the candidates running for the 3rd Congressional District, sponsored by LWV Huntington and Huntington Matters. It was held at South Huntington Library on November 1.

LWV of Huntington president Colette Steward Knuth welcomes the audience, candidates Jack Martins and Thomas Suozzi, and moderator Lisa Scott, President of LWV-Suffolk County ILO.

New York State Assembly and Senate candidates met in a debate sponsored by LWV Huntington and the Huntington Chamber of Commerce on October 24 at Harborfields Library in Greenlawn


The League of Women Voters invited the Third Congressional District Democratic primary candidates to the Cold Spring Harbor Public Library on June 15 to discuss their positions.

On June 28 registered Democratic voters will have the opportunity to vote for their choice of one of the five candidates: Jonathan Clarke, Jon Kaiman, Anna Kaplan, Steven Stern and Tom Suozzi. The winner on June 28 will compete in November in the race to replace Steve Israel as Member of Congress for that district.

To view the June 15 Candidate Meeting in full, click here

Officers of LWV Huntington

Officers of LWV Huntington

Colette Knuth

Vice Presidents
Pat Fuchs
Barbara Magaliff
Judie Gorenstein

Treasurer and Membership Chair
Joyce Whitehead

Recording Secretary
Pat Fuchs

Editor of Voter
Brenda Walker

Elected Directors
JoAnn Alario-Paulsen
Elizabeth Hennessy
Rosemarie Sepanski
Berlinda Turner
Fran Hyde
Dianne Slavin
Brenda Walker

Appointed Directors
Ann Gardner
Linda Lessing
Arlene Forwand,Corresponding Secretary

Honarary Directors Emerita
Marilyn Brown
Irene Ferrand

Active committees of LWV Huntington include:

Legislative committee
chair: Arlene Forwand

Voter Service committee
chairs: Dianne Slavin and Barbara Magaliff

Youth committee
chairs: Judie Gorenstein, Fran Hyde

Membership and Development committee
chair: Joyce Whitehead

Anyone interested in being on these committees should contact the committee chair for information.