New faces join perennial Democratic candidates for Newburgh City Council

Among the candidates filing Democratic Party petitions for Council are Radee Anglin, Nancy Colas, Anthony Grice and Ramona Monteverde.

Anglin, who is challenging Karen Mejia for her Ward 1 Council seat, is well-known among Newburgh’s urban farming community and recently started a business selling natural products.

Grice is a grants development assistant for the Newburgh school district. He is seeking the Ward 3 seat currently held by longtime Councilwoman Regina Angelo, who is not seeking reelection.

Jonathan Jacobson, former chairman for the Orange County Democratic Committee and a one-time mayoral candidate for Newburgh, is also seeking Angelo’s seat.

Grice also turned in Independence and Working Families petitions and Mejia submitted signatures for Working Families.

Colas is a businesswoman who owns Simple Gifts and Goodies on Liberty Street. She is challenging another first-time candidate, Ramona Monteverde, for the Ward 2 seat currently held by Genie Abrams, who is stepping down after one term.

Monteverde is a operations director at Safe Harbors of the Hudson and a longtime member of Newburgh’s planning board. She also submitted petitions for the Green, Independence and Working Families parties.

Previous candidate Patricia Sofokles also filed to run. She is challenging Ward 4 Councilwoman Cindy Holmes, who turned in petitions for the Democratic and Independence parties.

Two Republicans have filed petitions for Council seats: former Councilwoman Christine Bello for Ward 4 and John Giudice for Ward 3. Bello and Giudice also submitted petitions for the Conservative Party line and Bello for the Independence Party.

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