Letter to the Editor: Beware of candidates in costumes

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Dear fellow residents of The City of Newburgh, Ward 1:

Halloween is around the corner and there are candidates wearing costumes to trick voters.

There are signs popping up around Ward 1 in the City of Newburgh from a candidate who claims to be endorsed by “Democrats, Independents, and Republicans”. This is the oldest trick in the book: Republicans seeking to split the Democratic vote.

Giselle Martinez was officially endorsed by Democratic voters when she won the Democratic Primary. She has also been endorsed by the Newburgh City Democratic Committee, Orange County Democratic Women, Latino Democratic Committee of Orange County, Young Democrats of Orange County, Democratic State Assemblymember Jonathan Jacobson, Democratic State Senator James Skoufis and Democratic Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney.

In a city as diverse as Newburgh we need representation that reflects us. Giselle’s platform calls for passing the Good Cause Eviction legislation to protect tenants from predatory landlords, promoting homeownership (especially among residents of color) to close the extreme gap between tenants and homeowners, combating environmental racism and greedy corporate schemes like the Danskammer fracked gas plant, as well as increased transparency and accountability from the police department. Do not be fooled. Her Republican opponent represents the party that is opposed to all of these solutions- and that, friends, is nothing to look “forward” to.

Please vote early for Giselle Martinez on the Democratic or Working Families Party line from October 23-31st at the Newburgh Activity Center. Or you can vote on Election Day Tuesday, November 2nd at 124 Grand Street from 6 AM to 9 PM.

Sincerely,

Richie Rosencrans
Newburgh, NY

Editor note:  The opinions expressed in this letter are those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of Mid Hudson News.