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With No Candidates on the Ballot, Somers Democratic Party Looks at Issues Ahead

SOMERS, N.Y. - With all local candidates running unopposed in Somers this election day, Democratic Chair Christine Robbins has said her party did not nominate new candidates to the two vacant town board seats  because it supported the Republican nominees.

“We thought they both deserve another four years,” she said of Richard Clinchy (D,R,WF,IN) and Thomas Garrity (D,R,C,IN).

Though the Democratic party is satisfied with the performances of both candidates and of Supervisor Mary Beth Murphy (R,C,IN), there are some issues that party members hope will be given prime consideration by the newly elected officials.

“The 2 percent tax cap is a challenge for town officials. They’ve got to come up with ways to address the cap without changing the quality of life in town," said Robbins. “One of the board’s greatest responsibilities is the town’s infrastructure -- the roads, the library, the schools and so on. The infrastructure has got to remain sound and intact.” 

Then there are “the usual things,” Robbins added.

“Protecting the environment and the quality of our drinking water," she said. "And keeping the quality of life in Somers at the level we all enjoy.”


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