ED DAY – CONSERVATIVE PARTY PRIMARY, COUNTY EXECUTIVE
Most Conservative Party members support Ed Day’s regime, but if party members don’t get out to vote on Tuesday a renegade candidate supported by a Ramapo faction of the party could take the line.
Conservative Party Chairman Bill Beckmann and the Committee endorsed Ed Day, giving him the party’s Wilson Pakula designation and placing him on the ballot. At the last minute of petition season a faction within Ramapo handed in enough petitions to place Tom Sullivan on the ballot. The faction also registered about 500 new voters in the party. The Board of Elections has since found that many of these new registrants already had registered in Sullivan County and Brooklyn.
Are these new voters invested in Rockland County, or are they portable voters who conveniently change their address when a vote is needed? The Rockland County Times endorses Day in this primary because he has done a good job as county executive and because so many of the new voters on the roll are suspicious.
AARON MORSE – DEMOCRATIC PARTY PRIMARY, SPRING VALLEY BOARD OF TRUSTEES
In the last 18 months Spring Valley Mayor Demeza Delhomme’s job performance has improved and his displays of bad behavior significantly decreased. This can be attributed partly to experience and partly to Delhomme surrounding himself with better people, including Aaron Morse’s father Floyd. Mayoral candidate Trustee Vilair Fonvil has seemingly stepped up to take Delhomme’s place in the negative spotlight, making inflammatory and outrageous public remarks.
Aaron Morse is a chip off the old block and will be a solid voice on the board regardless of who wins the mayorship. If Delhomme wins Morse will be an ally but not a yes man, if Fonvil wins Morse will form a rational opposition and if Emilia White wins he should have no trouble working with her. Morse looks like a welcome newcomer to Spring Valley politics no matter how you slice it and he deserves the vote of Democrats in the village.
ADRIENNE CAREY – REPUBLICAN PARTY PRIMARY, TOWN OF CLARKSTOWN COUNCIL
Carey’s opponent in the primary is Don Franchino, a registered Republican endorsed by the Democrats. If Franchino wins this primary there will effectively be no general election as Franchino will have both the Republican and Democratic lines. It would not serve public debate for the election to be decided so early, so Republicans should make sure they give Carey the nod even if they are unsure who they will vote for in the general election.
KEITH CORNELL – DEMOCRATIC PARTY PRIMARY, SURROGATE COURT JUSTICE
As stated last week, Cornell possesses the correct temperament and character to handle this position while his opponent, Legislator Alden Wolfe, is better suited to the political arena. Another question to ponder; why is it that Wolfe has most of the Ramapo bloc vote lined up behind him?