New Windsor rivals set for rematch after 14 years

The only two men to run one of Orange County’s largest towns for the last 32 years are set to square off again this year, for the first time since George Green unseated George Meyers as New Windsor supervisor in 2005.

Both Georges filed Republican petitions for supervisor this week, setting the stage for a June 25 primary if both of their petitions survive any challenges. Meyers, who succeeded Green as supervisor in 1994 and held the office for 12 years, also has been endorsed by Democrats to run on their ballot line, ensuring him a major-party line in the Nov. 5 general election and a second contest with Green if Green wins the GOP primary.

Green was first elected supervisor in 1987 and served for six years, and then was an Orange County legislator until he returned to town office by defeating Meyers in 2005.

Five other June 25 primaries for mayor or town supervisor are brewing in Orange County if the petitions filed this week stand up.

Brian Maher, a former Walden mayor and aide to Sen. Bill Larkin, plans to challenge first-term Montgomery Supervisor Rodney Winchell in a Republican primary. Newburgh Mayor Torrance Harvey, in office for just a year, faces a Democratic primary against Ali Muhammad. Cornwall Supervisor Richard Randazzo is being challenged in a Democratic primary by town Councilman Michael Summerfield. Goshen Supervisor Doug Bloomfield and Joseph Betro will compete in a Republican primary. And Republicans Geoffrey Stafford and David Zubikowski are vying to become the next Greenville supervisor.

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