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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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Newburgh Councilwoman Gay Lee renews mayoral quest as independent

Newburgh Councilwoman Gay Lee is not ending her mayoral quest. Lee met the Aug. 18 deadline to file an independent nominating petition after having her signatures for the Democratic, Independence and Green parties ruled invalid by the Orange County Board of Elections. Lee began collecting the required 135 independent signatures after she failed to meet [...]

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