Democratic and Republican Primaries–Mail-in ballots must be postmarked by Tuesday June 23. Polls will be open Tuesday June 23, 6am to 9pm.
There are some important races on the ballot for the June 23rd primary that we would like to call your attention to. Many of you may have absentee ballots sitting on the kitchen counter that have not been completed. Perhaps this will prompt to you fill them out and get them postmarked by the Tuesday June 23rd deadline.
New York State Senate 38th District
There are primaries for the 38th District of the NY State Senate on both the Democrat and Republican lines. The choices are straight forward in both contests.
For the Republican line Bill Weber’s extensive life experience, professional acumen, and community involvement makes him a far better candidate than his lone opponent. Vote for
Weber in box 3B on the ballot.
There are three candidates vying for state senate for the Democratic nod. It’s apparent to us that Justin Sweet has the support of the Bloc and will get their vote on Tuesday. The two remaining candidates are Elijah Reichlin-Melnick and Eudson Francios. Of those two we believe Melnick is the smart move because he has the best chance of winning without the Bloc vote and has shown a willingness to stand up to the Bloc when it comes to issues regarding the public schools. Vote for Elijah in box 10A on the ballot.”
17th Congressional District
There are primaries on both sides of the aisle as well for the 17th Congressional District which encompasses all of Rockland County and a large portion of Westchester.
On the Republican side Maureen McArdle-Schulman is the clear choice. Her opponent lacks the requisite work and life experience that Maureen holds in abundance. Vote for her in box 1B on the ballot.
The Democratic side of the Congressional contest is a bit more complicated. There are 8 candidates on the primary ballot, but it seems that the race has come down to only 4. David Carlucci and Adam Schleifer are deep in throes of an existential political struggle to get the Bloc vote and seem willing to move heaven and earth to get it. Neither can win without it. Scratch them both off your list.
That leaves two others.
Evelyn Farkas from Westchester earns an honorable mention as she is ethical, tough, and well qualified. Unfortunately, she doesn’t have the mojo she needs to win this primary out right.
Mondaire Jones appears to be the strongest horse in the Democratic field. A product of the East Ramapo school system, it is hard to believe that Hassidic leaders would trust him to do their bidding in Congress. Unlike Farkas, however, Jones has a real shot of winning this one without the Bloc. Vote for Mondaire in box 2A on the ballot.
Absentee ballots must be postmarked by Tuesday June 23rd to be counted as valid.
Polls are open for in person voting on June 23rd from 6 am to 9 pm. However, be sure to check your polling location because many have been changed due to the pandemic. For a complete listing of polling locations follow this link: or go directly to the Board of Elections website here.