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Somers Democrats Endorse Newman, Ondrovic for Town Board

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Bob Ondrovic and Tom Newman
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SOMERS, N.Y. – Somers Democrats are mounting a challenge against Republican incumbents on the town board.

Though Supervisor Rick Morrissey will go uncontested, the Somers Democratic Committee has unanimously endorsed Tom Newman and Bob Ondrovic for town council. They will square off against Republicans Anthony Cirieco and William Faulkner. Newman is a small business owner and former Wall Street executive, and Ondrovic is a trial attorney. Democrats are currently outnumbered four-to-one on the town board.

“Both gentlemen are willing to stand firm when it’s a matter of principle, but are skilled at compromise when it’s in the best interest of the town,” said Christine Robbins, chair of the Democratic Committee. “We believe that Tom and Bob will continue the Democratic tradition of proactively seeking ways to continually benefit the town. As always, keeping taxes low, protecting the environment, improving town services for all residents, and seeking greater efficiencies in management of the town will be the Democrats’ guiding principles.”

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The Democratic Committee also endorsed Michelle McKearney for tax receiver. McKearney, also endorsed by Republicans, was appointed last month to replace Joan Ribaudo, who retired after 12 years.

“We believe that she will do an outstanding job,” Robbins said.

Democrats also endorsed Michael Kaplowitz, chairman of the Westchester County Board of Legislators. For the second time in four years, Kaplowitz, a 10-term incumbent, is running unopposed to represent the Fourth Legislative District.

SOMERS, N.Y. – Somers Democrats are mounting a challenge against Republican incumbents on the town board.

Though Supervisor Rick Morrissey will go uncontested, the Somers Democratic Committee has unanimously endorsed Tom Newman and Bob Ondrovic for town council. They will square off against Republicans Anthony Cirieco and William Faulkner. Newman is a small business owner and former Wall Street executive, and Ondrovic is a trial attorney. Democrats are currently outnumbered four-to-one on the town board.

“Both gentlemen are willing to stand firm when it’s a matter of principle, but are skilled at compromise when it’s in the best interest of the town,” said Christine Robbins, chair of the Democratic Committee. “We believe that Tom and Bob will continue the Democratic tradition of proactively seeking ways to continually benefit the town. As always, keeping taxes low, protecting the environment, improving town services for all residents, and seeking greater efficiencies in management of the town will be the Democrats’ guiding principles.”

The Democratic Committee also endorsed Michelle McKearney for tax receiver. McKearney, also endorsed by Republicans, was appointed last month to replace Joan Ribaudo, who retired after 12 years.

“We believe that she will do an outstanding job,” Robbins said.

Democrats also endorsed Michael Kaplowitz, chairman of the Westchester County Board of Legislators. For the second time in four years, Kaplowitz, a 10-term incumbent, is running unopposed to represent the Fourth Legislative District.

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