Monday, April 15, 2019
|Putnam County candidates file petitions for November|
CARMEL – General Election Day is still eight months away yet a number of candidates have filed nominating petitions to be on the ballot.
The Putnam Board of Elections reported Friday candidates seeking county and town positions have submitted the necessary number of signatures on petitions needed to run this fall.
On the county level, District Attorney Robert Tendy will seek re-election running on the Republican, Conservative and Independence lines. Three incumbent members of the county legislature also filed petitions including Carl Albano, Paul Jonke and Neal Sullivan, all running with Republican, Conservative and Independence line support.
In District No.5, Rebecca Swan, a Democrat, will challenge Albano, who is seeking his third term.
In the Town of Carmel, Supervisor Kenneth Schmitt is seeking re-election running on the Republican and Independence Party lines along with Town Clerk Ann Spofford, Town Justice Thomas Jacobellis, Receiver of Taxes Kathleen Kraus and Highway Superintendent Michael Simone.
Three candidates are seeking two town board seats: Democrat Jean Hopper and Frank Lombardi and Robert Schanil Jr., both endorsed by the GOP and Independence parties.
In the Town of Kent, Supervisor Maureen Fleming is seeking another term, running on the Democratic line. She is being challenged by Richard Kreps who has the backing of the GOP and Independence parties.
Four candidates are seeking two town board seats in Kent including incumbents Jaime McGlasson and Christopher Ruthven, both endorsed by the Republican and Independence parties. They are being challenged by Democrats Anne Campbell and Nina Gerosa.
Patterson Supervisor Richard Williams is seeking re-election with the backing of the Republican and Independence parties as is Town Clerk Eileen Fitzpatrick, Councilmen Charles Cook and Shawn Rogan and Highway Superintendent Russell Goff.
In Philipstown, Supervisor Richard Shea is seeking reelection running on the Democratic line.
Two candidates are seeking the town clerk position: Democrat Tara Percacciolo and Republican Tina Merando.
Stephen Tomann is seeking reelection as town justice with the backing of the Republican and Independence parties.
Three candidates are seeking two town board seats: Democrats Judith Farrell and Robert Flaherty and Republican-Independence line candidate Christopher Lyons.
Carl Frisenda is running for highway superintendent with the backing of the Democratic Party.
Putnam Valley has also fielded a full slate of candidates for November.
Putnam Valley Democratic Supervisor Sam Oliverio is seeking reelection as is Town Clerk Sherry Howard who has the backing of the Republican, Democratic and Independence parties.
Two newcomers are seeking a town justice position: Democrat and Working Families candidate Terry Raskyn and Republican-Independence line candidate Clement VanRoss.
Two incumbent town board members, Councilmen Louis Luongo and Steven MacKay, both endorsed by the Republican and Independence parties are being challenged by Ralph Smith and Anthony Williams who have the backing of the Democratic and Working Families parties.
Highway Superintendent Larry Cobb, a Republican-Independence Party candidate is being challenged by Shawn Keeler, a Democrat.
In Southeast, Supervisor Tony Hay is seeking reelection with the backing of the GOP and Independence parties as it Town Clerk Michele Stancati.
Four candidates are seeing two town board seats including incumbents Lynne Eckardt, a Democrat and Edwin Alvarez, a Republican-Independence candidate. The others in the race are Democrat Zachary Disador and Republican-Independence candidate John O’Connor.
Highway Superintendent Michael Burdick is seeking reelection running on the Republican and Independence Party lines while Robert Pigan filed petitions to run on the Independence Party ticket.
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