Election day is on Tuesday and we want to urge those that have not already voted to make adjustments to your daily routine to ensure that you will find the time to cast your ballot at your polling place. The polls are open from 6 am to 9 pm.
Of course, the most important instructions for this election are very simple: Wherever you live vote for everyone you find on the SAM Party line Row H from one end of the ballot to the other. You can’t go wrong. Then drop down to Row I and vote for Michael Diederich for District Attorney who is the clear choice for fair and impartial administration of justice in Rockland.
The races for the county legislature are particularly important because we need to gain control of the legislature to ensure the redistricting of the county legislature is done in a fair and equitable manner for all communities of interest. Wherever you are in Rockland you can safely vote for your legislator on Row H. However, there are several legislative races close to home here in Ramapo that we will mention.
County Legislature Seats
Mike Parietti is running in District 1 which includes Sloatsburg, parts of western Ramapo, and Stony Point. Mike’s long running efforts to bring good government to Ramapo are remarkable and indicative of the creative energy he will bring to the County Legislature. Vote for Mike on SAM Row H.
Brett Yagel is running in District 2 which is centered on Garnerville and parts of Haverstraw. Brett’s experience as the two term mayor of Pomona and long running involvement with issues regarding zoning code enforcement and overdevelopment makes him an excellent choice for legislature. Vote for Brett on SAM Row H.k
Robert Romanowski is running in District 6 which includes parts of Suffern, parts of Montebello and Monsey. Robert’s exhaustive and meticulous surveillance of town meetings and public hearings are legendary and serves as the eyes and ears of all community and good government groups in Ramapo. You can vote for Robert on SAM Row H.
Rudy Laurent is running in District 8 which has parts of Spring Valley and Hillcrest. Rudy is deeply involved in the affairs of his community and is working hard to unify their vote in local elections so they can reclaim their fair share of representation. Vote for Rudy on SAM Row H.
Charles Falciglia is running for reelection in District 12 which encompasses Airmont and parts of the village of Suffern. Charles background in forensic banking makes him a real asset for our cause due to the multitude of financial shenanigans that are par for the course in Rockland and Ramapo. Vote for Charles on SAM Row H.
Vivian Street is running against incumbent Aron Weider for County Legislator in District 13 which has parts of Spring Valley and east Ramapo. Vivian’s long running service to her community and determined efforts to improve the public schools and bring good government to the village of Spring Valley is the very brand of commitment we need in the County Legislature. Vote for Vivian on SAM Row H.
Agin Antony is running for County Legislator in District 14 which has polyglot parts of Clarkstown and Ramapo, including parts of Hillcrest and the residential areas just north of the village of News Square. This is a pivotal race and could be the decisive contest of the battle for control of the county legislature. Agin is dedicated to achieving fair and equitable representation for Hillcrest and Nanuet when the legislature is redistricted after the 2020 Census. Vote for Agin on SAM Row H.
John McGowan is running for County Legislator in District 15 which includes Pearl River and parts of Chestnut Ridge. John’s experience as an attorney and prosecutor in the Rockland County District Attorneys office enables him to be a key resource in the ongoing struggle to stem overdevelopment and ensure effective zoning enforcement. Vote for John McGowan on SAM Line Row H.
For Ramapo Supervisor, we endorse Deborah Munitz.
Deb is a fiercely independent community advocate who has earned the respect and admiration of everyone in Ramapo that has met her. She is as supremely qualified for the job as they come, and is the kind of person needed in Town Hall: honest, trustworthy, knowledgeable, fair, and persistent. Ramapo needs a proven, independent leader at its helm who can be trusted to do the right thing for its residents rather than obediently serving big developers as the Specht administration has faithfully continued to do these past two years, as the St. Lawrence administration before them. We have seen her in action over the years, we highly respect her, and we ask everyone to vote for Deborah Munitz. Vote for Deb on the SAM Line Row H.
For Superintendent of Highways in Ramapo we endorse Patrick Damiani
Pat is a life long Rockland County resident with a level head and a hands-on approach to problem solving. He has been a member of IBEW lu 363 since 1979, is a small business owner and has work experience as an electrician and in the construction field. Pat is also a law school graduate with experience in the Rockland County District Attorney’s office. This diverse background will serve him well as Highway Superintendent as he will understand all aspects of the job from operations on the ground to the legal considerations of the position. You can vote for Pat on the SAM line Row H.
For Ramapo Town Council we endorse Sherry Scott
Sherry Scott has been a fixture in Spring Valley for more than 60 years and served as the Spring Valley Village Clerk for 17 years. She is a committed community activist and regularly attends village meetings to keep her people informed about important issues and events. She will represent the interests of the Spring Valley and east Ramapo on the Ramapo Town Council. You can vote for her on SAM Row H.
Village of Spring Valley
In the Village of Spring Valley, we are endorsing Schello Jean Louis and Sherry McGill for the two open trustee seats. We need to get both of them elected so they can take control of the village board away from Mayor Alan Simon who has proven himself unworthy of his office. You must vote for both Schello and Sherry on the SAM Line Row H.
Village of Suffern
In the village of Suffern there are two trustee seats up for grabs, and we are endorsing Jo Meegan-Corrigan. Her knowledge and experience in regards to Suffern will serve her well and we believe she will work hard to address the most pressing issues and reach across party and ideological lines to find common sense practical solutions.
We can no longer support the incumbent Mayor of Suffern, Ed Markunas, and believe it is not in the best interest of Suffern for him to control the village board. This is no reflection on Frank Hagen and Moira Hertzman who have both served ably and honorably on the village board for the past four years. The other challenger for trustee is Charles Barone and we believe he would do a good job as well. Please vote for Jo Meegan-Corrigan on the SAM line Row H and decide for yourself on the second trustee position.
Chairman, Preserve Ramapo