After a career in law enforcement that saw him attain the rank of lieutenant in the Orangetown PD and a lifetime exposed to his father’s own political career, Michael Moroney has decided to throw his hat into the arena.
Moroney takes the place of former assumed GOP candidate Walter Wettje, who had come within two votes of beating incumbent Democrat Andy Stewart in 2013. At a press conference announcing his candidacy on Tuesday, Moroney emphasized his local heritage, his career in law enforcement, including sitting on boards such as the Traffic Advisory Board, his education and prior career in finance and his commitment to his family as reasons he is qualified for the position.
Moroney told the Rockland County Times there are many important issues facing the town, including the possible privitization of the Blue Hill Golf Course, development of the Rockland Psychiatric Center property and concerns over Anellotech. Moroney said his view on Anellotech is that the company, as yet, has not provided adequate information about its emissions and what it will be producing.
The incumbent Stewart contacted the Rockland County Times and said, “I welcome Michael Moroney to the race for town supervisor. Elections are the backbone of democracy and I am excited for the upcoming campaign.”
There are no known GOP primary opponents to Moroney at this time.