Numerous local races, issues on ballot today
All eyes will be on the presidential election today, but there are numerous races closer to home, as well. Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Here’s a look at what will be on local ballots.
• President of the United States: Democrat Hillary Clinton and running mate Tim Kaine; Republican Donald Trump wand running mate Mike Pence; Jill Stein and running mate Ajamu Baraka on the Green Party line; and Gary Johnson and
running mate William Wedl on the Libertarian Party line. Clinton and Kaine also will appear on the Working Families and Women’s Equality party lines, while Trump and Pence also will be on the Conservative line, and Johnson and Weld also will be on the Independence Party line.
• U.S. Senate seat, New York: Incumbent Charles Schumer, a Democrat, is being challenged by Wendy Long, a Republican. Also on the ballot are Robin Laverne Wilson of the Green Party and Alex Merced of the Libertarian Party. Schumer also holds the Working Families, Independence and Women’s Equality party lines, while Long also has the Conservative and Reform lines.
• New York’s 19th Congressional District: Republican John Faso and Democrat Zephyr Teachout are vying to succeed retiring U.S. Rep. Chris Gibson, RKinderhook. Faso also holds the Conservative, Independence and Reform lines, while Teachout has the Working Families line.
• 101st District: Vying to
succeed Republican Claudia Tenney are Arlene Feldmeier, a Democrat who also holds the Working Families Party line; Maria Kelso, who holds the Conservative and Reform lines; and Republican Brian Miller, who also holds the Independence Party line.
• 102nd District: Incumbent Republican Peter Lopez is running unopposed.
• 103rd District: incumbent Democrat Kevin Cahill is being challenged by Jack Hayes, an enrolled Republican who is running only on the Conservative Party line. Cahill also has the Working Families Party line.
• 104th District: Incumbent Democrat Frank Skartados is being challenged by William Banuchi Sr. Skartados will appear on the Democratic, Working Families and Independence lines, while Banuchi holds the Conservative and Reform lines.
• 106th District: Incumbent Didi Barrett is being challenged by Theresa “Terry” Sullivan. Barrett will be on the Democratic, Independence and Working Families party lines, while Sullivan will be on the Republican, Conservative and Reform lines.
• 39th District: Incumbent William Larkin Jr. is
being challenged by Christopher Eachus. Larkin holds the Republican, Conservative, Independence and Reform lines, while Eachus has the Democratic, Working Families and Women’s Equality lines.
• 41st District: Incumbent Sue Serino is being challenged by Terry Gipson, who she unseated two years ago. Serino will be on the Republican, Independence, Conservative and Reform lines, while Gipson will be on the Democratic, Working Families, Green and Women’s Equality lines.
• 42nd District: Incumbent John Bonacic is being challenged by Pramilla Malick. Bonacic will be on the Republican, Conservative, Independence and Reform lines, while Malick will be on the Democratic line.
• 46th District: incumbent George Amedore is being challenged by Sara Niccoli. Amedore will be on the Republican, Independence, Conservative, Reform and Green lines, while Niccoli holds the Democratic, Working Families and Women’s Equality lines.
• 51st District: Incumbent James Seward is facing a challenge from Jermaine Bagnall-Graham. Seward will be on the Republican, Conservative, Independence and Reform lines, while Bagnall-Graham has the Democratic
and Women’s Equality Party lines.
State Supreme Court
• Third District: Andrew Ceresia and Michael Mackey are unopposed in seeking two seats. Both men will be on the Democratic, Republican, Conservative, and Independence lines on the ballot.
• Ninth District: Linda S. Jamieson, Janet S. Malone and Thomas E. Walsh II are unopposed in seeking three seats. All three candidates will be on the Democratic, Republican, Conservative, Working Families and Independence lines.
• Family Court location: Voters will also be asked whether Family Court should move from its leased location at 16 Lucas Ave. in the city of Kingston to the county-owned Business Resource Center on Ulster Avenue in the town of Ulster.
• Surrogate’s Court: A judge will be elected from among three candidates — Sharon Graff on the Working Families, Women’s Equality and Green lines; Peter Matera on the Republican, Conservative, Independence and Reform lines; and Sara McGinty will be on the Democratic line.
City of Kingston
• City Court judge: Incumbent Democrat Philip Kirschner is running unopposed for re-election.
Ulster County towns
• Esopus: Deputy Supervisor Kathie Quick and Jared Geuss are competing to serve one year on the Town Board. Quick will be on the Democratic, Green and Working Families lines, while Geuss will be on the Republican, Conservative and Independence lines.
• Gardiner: A proposition on the ballot will ask whether the highway superintendent’s term should be extended from two years to four.
• Hardenburgh,: Town Justice Thomas Engel, a Republican, is unopposed in his bid for re-election.
• Marlborough: Town Justice Michael Kraiza, a Republican, is unopposed in his bid for re-election.
• New Paltz: Propositions on the ballot will ask voters whether the terms of the town supervisor and highway superintendent should be four years instead of the current two.
• Olive: Highway Superintendent Brian Burns is running unopposed for re-election on the Democratic, Republican and Conservative lines.
• Saugerties: A proposition on the ballot will ask voters whether to increase the highway superintendent’s term from two years to four. Also, Town Justice Claudia Andreassen is running unopposed for re-election on the Democratic and Independence lines.
• Shandaken: Voters will be asked whether the town should increase its annual contribution for the Phoenicia Library budget by $68,000, to a total of $162,000. Also, Janet Klugiewicz is running unopposed for election as town assessor on the Democratic line.
• In Shawangunk, Joseph LoCicero is running unopposed to serve one year as highway superintendent. He will be on the Republican line.
N. Dutchess towns
• Pine Plains: No one will be on the ballot in the race for town assessor, so the job will go to a write-in candidate. No political party nominated a candidate for the job, but current Assessor Robert Cordella, a Republican, is asking town residents to vote for him.
• Rhinebeck: Residents will vote on $107,000 in proposed taxpayer funding of the Morton Memorial Library, an increase of $30,000, or 39 percent, over this year’s total.