Newburgh Democratic mayoral primary shrinks by one

There is one less City of Newburgh mayoral candidate for the Democratic Party line.

Orange County’s Board of Elections ruled invalid the petition submitted by Omari Shakur after his signatures were challenged by Jonathan Jacobson, the former city and county Democratic Committee head who is also seeking the mayor’s seat.

In addition to Shakur and Jacobson, incumbent Mayor Judy Kennedy and City Councilwoman Gay Lee also gathered signatures to run as Democrats. Now Democratic voters will get a less-crowded primary in September.

Election commissioners also invalidated the Democratic Party petition submitted by Council candidates James Thorpe III, Kevindaryan Lujan and Sheila Murphy.

 

This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Post a comment

Post a Comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.

We reserve the right to remove any content at any time from this Community, including without limitation if it violates the Community Rules. We ask that you report content that you in good faith believe violates the above rules by clicking the Flag link next to the offending comment or fill out this form.
  • Blog Authors

    Chris McKenna

    Chris McKenna covers Orange County government and politics for the Times Herald-Record. He has been a reporter at the newspaper since 1999. Read Full
  • Categories

  • Archives