Elections

March 7, 2019

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Michael Grace, town supervisor from 2012 to 2017, is looking to re-enter politics at the county level. The Yorktown Republican Town Committee announced Monday night that it had endorsed Grace to run for District 4 on the Westchester County Board of Legislators, which covers New ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Two political newcomers and Supervisor Ilan Gilbert will attempt to give Democrats an even-stronger hold on the Town Board this November. Gilbert, a Yorktown Heights resident and former town justice, was elected in November 2017, when he, Alice Roker and Vishnu Patel swept local ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - Matt Slater, former chief of staff to state Sen. Terrence Murphy and chairman of the Yorktown GOP, is stepping out from behind the scenes to run for elective office. Slater, 33, announced via press release Thursday afternoon that he is running for town supervisor. He plans to ...

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WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – Westchester County Legislator John G. Testa (R-Peekskill) is retiring after 22 years of public service. The 60-year-old Testa, the minority leader of the legislature, is in his fifth two-year term representing District 1, which covers portions of Cortlandt, Peekskill and ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - Vedat Gashi (D-Yorktown) is running for a spot on the Westchester County Board of Legislators, he told Yorktown News. His announcement comes about three weeks after County Legislator Mike Kaplowitz (D-Somers) said he would not seek re-election after 22 years of representing ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. – Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R-Mahopac) rang in the New Year by being sworn-in for a second term at Four Brothers Restaurant in Mahopac. Leading the ceremony was former state Sen. Terrence Murphy (R-Yorktown), who was defeated by Sen. Peter Harckham (D-South Salem) in his bid for a ...

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PEEKSKILL, N.Y. – In May, reports surfaced that Gov. Andrew Cuomo had lobbied his former staffer, Pete Harckham, to run for the 40th State Senate District against two-term incumbent, Terrence Murphy, a Republican from Yorktown. Seven months later, Cuomo, a New Castle resident who happens to be ...

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HUDSON VALLEY, N.Y. - Westchester County carried Pete Harckham (D-South Salem) to victory Tuesday night in the 40th State Senate District race over two-term incumbent Terrence Murphy (R-Yorktown). Murphy topped Harckham by 8,049 votes in Dutchess and Putnam counties, but was bested by 10,170 ...

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HUDSON VALLEY, N.Y. - Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R-Mahopac) has earned a second term in Albany with an apparent victory over challenger Vedat Gashi (D-Yorktown), according to unofficial election results. With 100 percent of districts reporting in Putnam and Westchester, Byrne defeated Gashi by ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - Yorktown voters will go to the polls Tuesday, Nov. 6 to vote on a number of state and federal posts. There are competitive races for governor, attorney general, comptroller, state Senate, state Assembly, Senate, Congress, and state Supreme Court justice. Here are the races we ...

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Please provide background information about yourself: education, work experience, family, etc. I was born and raised in the 94th Assembly District and am fortunate to have lived in this district my entire life. I grew up in Putnam Valley and graduated from Carmel High School. I earned my B.A.

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Please provide background information about yourself: education, work experience, family, etc. When I was 4 years old, my family came to New York for the same reason as many other families—my parents wanted to give my siblings and myself a chance at a better life. After graduating Lakeland High ...

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What are some issues facing the 40th Senate District right now? Key issues include reforming health care, holding utility companies accountable, protecting our drinking water supply and the Hudson River, curbing substance and opioids abuse, and investing in renewable energy. In my first 30 days ...

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What are some issues facing the 40th Senate District right now? The most difficult issues are the heroin and opioid crisis, the closing of Indian Point, and the loss of the SALT deduction for state and local taxes. Additionally, we must continue to stand up for victims of sexual and domestic ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. – He was once the youngest mayor in the United States and is currently the Dutchess County executive. And for his next trick, Marc Molinaro, a Republican, would like to be governor of New York. Molinaro knows he’s the underdog—in the last 40 years, there has only been one ...

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HUDSON VALLEY, N.Y. - Peter Harckham (D-South Salem) will challenge incumbent state Sen. Terrence Murphy (R-Yorktown) in November's general election after defeating Robert Kesten (D-South Salem) in yesterday's Democratic Party primary, according to unofficial election results. More than 21,000 ...

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Editor's Note: Read our previous interview with Robert Kesten here. SOMERS, N.Y. – For eight months, it appeared to be a two-man race for 40th New York State Senate District, as Democratic challenger Robert Kesten announced in September that he would challenge two-term incumbent Sen. Terrence ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - In a 24-hour span, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez went from a relatively unknown political newcomer to one of the faces of the Democratic Party. Last week, the 28-year-old Yorktown High School graduate pulled off an upset victory in a primary for the 14th Congressional District ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Yorktown resident Vedat Gashi is hoping to do what many believe is impossible: turn the 94th Assembly District blue. Redistricting has muddled the history of the northern Westchester/Putnam region, but it has been represented by a Republican dating back at least a half-century, ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - Yorktown School District voters overwhelmingly approved a $97.9 million budget with a tax rate decrease of 0.22 percent and a tax levy increase of 0.09 percent, according to unofficial results provided by District Clerk Yvette Segal. BUDGET ...

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SHRUB OAK, N.Y. - Lakeland School District voters have elected Michael Daly, Angela Conti, Karen Pressman and Robert Mayes to the school board, according to results provided by Communications Director James Van Develde. BOARD OF EDUCATION  RESULTS Michael Daly (incumbent)—726 ...

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SOUTH SALEM, N.Y. – South Salem resident Peter Harckham is running for New York State Senate, he announced on Saturday. According to a report in the New York Daily News, it was Gov. Andrew Cuomo who asked the former Westchester County legislator to challenge two-term incumbent Sen. Terrence ...

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