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Election 2017

North East candidates share aspirations for public office

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NORTH EAST— With Election Day on the horizon, community members were invited to the North East-Millerton Library Annex to familiarize themselves with this year’s local candidates on Friday, Oct. 20.

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Murray, Acker campaign for NY Supreme Court justice

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NEW YORK STATE — Come Election Day, voters will have the privilege of selecting from two experienced candidates to serve as justice on the New York State Supreme Court.
Linda Murray
Running on the Republican, Independence and Conservative lines in all five counties, candidate Linda Murray can’t think of a better way to serve her community than to serve in a role she knows best.

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Pulver, Hermans contest for Dutchess County Legislator

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Dutchess County — In addition to voting for their local representatives, Dutchess County residents will be casting their ballot for legislative district 25 in this year’s election.

Gregg Pulver

Running for his third term as  County Legislator, Republican A. Gregg Pulver (R-19) has enjoyed every moment of the position and anticipates the chance of serving the county for another two years. Among the rewards of his job, he takes pleasure in “being able to cut through the red tape and make things happen” for the county.

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Houston, Pearson, run for Dutchess County Legislature

DUTCHESS COUNTY — Legislative District 25 includes Amenia, Millbrook, Washington and parts of Pleasant Valley. The term is for two years, and there are two newcomers running for the position, as the incumbent, Sandra Washburn (R), chose not to run for  re-election.
Deirdre Houston
Republican Deirdre Houston is running for the 25th legislative district in the Dutchess County, on the Republican, Conservative and Independent tickets. 

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Lakeville’s Gray to run for state treasurer

LAKEVILLE — Thad Gray of Lakeville is running for the Republican nomination for state treasurer in the 2018 election.
Gray recently retired from Abbott Capital Management LLC, where he was the Chief Investment Officer.
In a phone interview, Gray said the state’s finances are in bad shape.
He compared the unfunded pension liabilities for state employees to the sword of Damocles of ancient Greek mythology. (The story tells of a large sword suspended by a single hair over the throne of Damocles.)

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Candidates for Washington Council

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WASHINGTON — There are two seats up for election for the town of Washington, and three candidates in the running. Council members are elected to a four-year term.
Stephen Turletes
Stephen Turletes is a long-time Town Board member, having served for about 20 years. He is a native of the town and has spent most of his adult life in public service, helping to keep this area a quality place to live.
“That’s the way I was raised,” he said. “It’s important to always give back.” 

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Millbrook Village Board has two open seats, two candidates

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MILLBROOK — The Village of Millbrook is looking to fill two seats on its  governing board. Kyle Van De Water has been serving on the board for the past several months, filling an unexpired term and now running for his first full term in November. Also running is Maribeth Rubenstein, again a first-time candidate.
Maribeth Rubenstein

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Brenner, Cloud run for Pine Plains Town Supervisor

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PINE PLAINS — Pine Plains voters will have an opportunity to select from two qualified candidates for their town supervisor in the Nov. 7 local elections.
Richard Brenner
Having gained leadership experience from serving in community organizations, candidate Richard Brenner (R) has decided to put his abilities to the test by running for town supervisor.

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Town Board candidates advocate for community growth

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PINE PLAINS — Voters on Nov. 7 will have the opportunity to choose two candidates for the Pine Plains Town Board. All four who are seeking office have demonstrated an interest in advocating for town residents. 
Terms are for four years. 
Gary Cooper
Born and raised in Pine Plains, incumbent Republican candidate Gary Cooper believes he has a deep understanding of the community.

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Chamberlin, Cummings, compete for highway superintendent

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AMENIA — With Election Day just a few weeks away, voters have two candidates ready to take on the responsibilities of highway superintendent.
Megan Chamberlin
For write-in candidate Megan Chamberlin, the idea sparked when she was asked to run by some locals. 
Given her 13 years as a full-time member of the Highway Department, she thought it would be a good fit and decided to run for public office for the first time.

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