Monday, July 14, 2008

NY In the races

NY In the Races

Waldo Cabrera received the support of the Conservative Party in his bid for the 6th Assembly District. Cabrera is challenging Democratic Assemblyman Philip Ramos in a Democratic Primary with the backing of Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy. Ramos was elected to the newly created Assembly District in 2002, which includes portions of Brentwood, Baywood, Central Islip, Bayshore, North Bayshore, Islip and Islandia.

Red Hook resident Anne Rubin announced that she is open to receiving the Democratic line in the race against Republican Assemblyman Marc Molinaro in the 103rd Assembly District. Rubin is enrolled in the Green Party and must submit petitions and receive permission from local Democratic leaders to run on the Democratic ticket. The 103rd Assembly District includes parts of Dutchess and Columbia counties including the City of Hudson.

Three candidates have dropped out of the race for the 21st Congressional District to replace retiring Rep. Michael McNulty. Attorney John Aretakis, executive director of the Pharmacists Society of New York State, along with Craig Burridge and Lester Freeman have all announced that they will not be running.

Meanwhile, Democrats Darius Shahinfar, Tracey Brooks, Phil Steck and Paul Tonko are expected to seek the Democratic line in a September Primary. On the Republican side, Jim Buhrmaster and Steven Vasquez will face-off. The 21st Congressional District includes all of Albany, Montgomery, Schenectady and Schoharie counties and parts of Fulton, Rensselaer and Saratoga counties.

Republican Staten Island Senator Andrew Lanza is being opposed by Democratic Community Board member Joseph Pancila for the 24th Senate District. The 24th SD includes most of Staten Island with the exception of parts of the North Shore.

Regards, BPB

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