The Journal News/LoHud.com Editorial Board holds endorsement interviews with candidates in key contests on the Nov. 8 ballot. Voters may watch LIVE online at www.lohud.com/editorialspotlight; questions can be submitted via our CoverItLive live-blogging feature.
The following endorsement hearings are scheduled:
Tuesday: 2 p.m. Stony Point supervisor (Geoffrey Finn vs. William Sherwood*).
Tuesday: 3 p.m. Rockland Legislature:
« District 1 (Mike Diederich Jr. vs. Douglas Jobson*)
« District 2 (Dian Cifuni vs. Michael Grant*)
« District 3 (Jay Hood Jr.* vs. Ricky Sanchez)
« District 4 (Michael Parietti vs. Ilan Schoenberger*).
« District 8 (Denet Alexandre vs. Toney Earl*).
Wednesday: 1 p.m. Putnam County Executive (MaryEllen Odell vs. Alan Schneider)
Wednesday: 3 p.m. New Rochelle mayor (Noam Bramson* vs. Richard St. Paul)
Oct. 11: 1 p.m. Rockland Legislature
« District 9 (Christopher Carey vs. Christopher Martone)
« District 10 (Harriett Cornell* vs. York Kleinhandler)
« District 11 (Robert Milone vs. Frank Sparaco*).
Oct. 11: 3 p.m. Rockland Legislature
« District 13 (Jacques Michel* vs. Aron Wieder)
« District 14 (Aney Paul vs. Henry Stewart)
« District 16 (John Murphy* vs. Eliot Tozer)
« District 17 (Guy DeVincenzo vs. Nancy Low-Hogan).
Oct. 12: 1 p.m. Westchester Board of Legislators
« District 1 (Michael Kane vs. John Testa*)
« District 2 (Peter Harckham* vs. Peter Michaelis)
« District 3 (John Nonna* vs. Michael Smith)
« District 13 (Samuel Rivers vs. Lyndon Williams*)
Oct. 12: 3 p.m. Westchester Board of Legislators
« District 4 (Michael Kaplowitz* vs. Terrence Murphy)
« District 5 (Iris Pagan vs. William Ryan*)
« District 6 (Dan Brakewood vs. David Gelfarb vs. Mark Jaffe)
« District 7 (Suzanna Keith vs. Judy Myers*).
Oct. 18: 1 p.m. Clarkstown supervisor (Alexander Gromack* vs. Ralph Sabitini).
Oct. 18: 3 p.m. Orangetown supervisor (Andrew Stewart vs. Paul Whalen*).
Oct. 19: 1 p.m., Westchester Board of Legislators
« District 9 (Catherine Borgia vs. Susan Konig)
« District 10 (John Fitzpatrick vs. Sheila Marcotte*)
« District 12 (John Russo vs. MaryJane Shimsky*)
Oct. 19: 3 p.m., Westchester Board of Legislators
« Districts 14 (George Kevgas vs. Bernice Spreckman*)
« District 15 (Gordon Burrows* vs. Delfim Heusler vs. Ted Moustakopoulos)
« District 17 (Jose Alvarado* vs. Carmen Gomez Goldberg vs. Virginia Perez)
Oct. 25: 1 p.m. Rockland County Sheriff (Matthew Brennan vs. Louis Falco III vs. Timothy O’Neill).
Oct. 25: 3 p.m. Ramapo supervisor (Marino Fontana vs. Robert Rhodes vs. Christopher St. Lawrence*).
Oct. 26: 1 p.m. Yonkers mayor (John Murtagh vs. Mike Spano).
Oct. 26: 3 p.m. Mount Vernon mayor (Ernest Davis vs. Maureen Walker).
(* denotes incumbent.)
Interviews for Westchester and Putnam candidates take place in our White Plains office, 1 Gannett Drive. Interviews for Rockland candidates take place in our West Nyack office, 1 Crosfield Ave. Candidates needing more information can contact Nancy Cutler at firstname.lastname@example.org or 845-578-2403.
The 2011 local elections determine who represents you on the county, town and village level. Visit www.lohud.com/candidates to find out who’s running, and where the candidates stand on the issues.
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