Rockland County Clerk Paul Piperato will officially announce his candidacy for a third term as county clerk at a fundraiser Monday, he has told the media. The fundraiser will take place Monday, April 15, 6 p.m. at Jimmy’s On Main in Nanuet.
At a fundraiser for Ilan Schoenberger Thursday night in New City, it was revealed during a speech that Dennis Malone will again be challenging Wayne Ballard for Clarkstown superintendent of highways. Malone has always been unofficially running, however, he had not made it official yet.
In Ramapo, Democrat Scott Goldman is running against incumbent Democrat Chris St. Lawrence for supervisor. Rumors are Republican and current county highway commissioner, Skip Vezetti, will be running against Democrat Andy Stewart in Orangetown, while Democrat Geoff Finn has yet to have an announced competitor in Stony Point, and Democrat Alex Gromack also has yet to have an announced challenger in Clarkstown. Taxpayer advocate Frank Grandel said he is considering a run, but is as yet undecided.
Showing up to at Schoenberger’s Thursday fundraiser were such luminaries as Supervisor Finn and Gromack, Stony Point Councilman James McDonnell, Ramapo Councilman Daniel Friedman, County Clerk Piperato, former Rockland legislator and renowned attorney Sanford Rubenstein, Democratic Party Chair Kristen Stavisky, Sam Naemit of the Conservative Party and many others.