Category Archives: OC Legislature Races

Lujan endorsed by progressive group in run for OC Legislature

Kevindaryán Luján, who is seeking to represent the City of Newburgh and part of the Town of Newburgh in the Orange County Legislature, has been endorsed by Run for Something, a national organization set up to support progressive political candidates under 35. Lujan, who last month bested Omari Shakur in a Democratic Party primary for […]

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Omari Shakur wins Democratic endorsement for Legislature seat

Orange County’s Democratic Committee endorsed activist and one-time City of Newburgh mayoral candidate Omari Shakur for the District 4 Legislature seat being vacated by incumbent Curlie Dillard, and at least one of three challengers for the endorsement plans to run against Shakur in a primary. Shakur won the endorsement on Tuesday with 389.5 weighted votes, […]

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Sunday telephone poll dives deep on race for State Sen. Bill Larkin’s senate seat

Voters in the region were hit with a new poll on Sunday that asked a series of probing questions about GOP Sen. Bill Larkin, his Democratic opponent Chris Eachus and several issues in the race for the 39th Senate District. But Larkin supporters say the poll is no indication that Larkin will be switched out […]

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Eldridge, Gibson put out last minute money pleas

Rep. Chris Gibson and Democratic challenger Sean Eldridge both released last minute pleas Friday for campaign cash. Eldridge, 27 and from Shokan, coupled his cash request with criticism of House Republican’s votes and focus on defunding or repealing  the Affordable Care Act. It doesn’t mention Gibson, R-Kinderhook, by name but instead rails against the House […]

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Benton led spending in ’13 Orange Legislature races

Seven Orange County Legislature candidates each spent more than $10,000 on his campaign this year, led by Republican Legislator Leigh Benton with $23,783 in annual expenses, according to the candidates’ campaign finance reports. With the filing of post-election statements itemizing income and expenditures through Nov. 28, the full spending picture that emerged for a year […]

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Legislative races unchanged by absentee ballots

The counting of absentee ballots in Orange County’s closest legislative race on Nov. 5 has confirmed Republican James DiSalvo as the winner of a three-way contest for the District 14 seat Democrat Roxanne Donnery is vacating. DiSalvo, a Highland Falls trustee, had led former Highlands Supervisor Inga Quaintance by 35 scanned ballots on Election Day […]

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KJ voting instructions

A number of Monroe residents riveted by Tuesday’s town elections have been shocked to learn that voters streaming to the polls in Kiryas Joel were being handed papers literally telling them who to vote for by highlighting names on reproductions of the ballot. They knew village residents voted in blocs, faithfully following their leaders’ political […]

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Incumbents romp in OC Legislature races

Despite two years of partisan battles and a court-ordered redistricting that shifted their district lines without the benefit of gerrymandering, incumbent Orange County legislators from both parties — but especially Republicans — had a great day at the polls on Tuesday. Six Republicans and three Democrats rolled up comfortable victories, some with huge margins, to win […]

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Latino Democrats announce Orange endorsements

 The Latino Democratic Committee of Orange County has endorsed candidates in two countywide races, seven county Legislature races, state Supreme Court elections and scattered town and city contests. The committee endorsed Michael Isgur for district attorney, Deborah Mulqueen for county clerk and made no choice in the county executive’s race, which is between Republican Steve […]

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Castricone pulled from OC Legislature ballot

Orange County Legislator Dan Castricone has formally withdrawn from a three-way race for his Legislature seat after being nominated by Republicans to run for state Supreme Court, a move that enabled him to get his name off the ballot for the legislative race. The Independence Party already has named Village of Warwick trustee Barry Cheney, […]

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