Election 2016: Everyone on Your Ballot

Click here to view Cold Spring/Philipstown sample ballot.

Click here to view Beacon sample ballot.

President (4-year term)

Clinton, Trump, Johnson, Stein

Clinton, Trump, Johnson, Stein

Hillary Clinton / Tim Kaine (D)
Donald J. Trump / Michael R. Pence (R)
Jill Stein / Ajamu Baraka (Green)
Gary Johnson / Bill Weld (Libertarian)

U.S. Senator (6-year term)
Each state has two senators.

Long, Merced, Schumer, Wilson

Long, Merced, Schumer, Wilson

Charles E. Schumer (D)
Wendy Long (R)
Robin Laverne Wilson (Green)
Alex Merced (Libertarian)

18th Congressional District (2-year term)
Each House member represents about 700,000 people.

Maloney, Oliva

Maloney, Oliva

Sean Patrick Maloney (D)
Resident of Philipstown
Education: B.A. from Virginia (1988); J.D. from Virginia (1992)
Experience: Former senior adviser to President Bill Clinton
Current position: Elected to Congress in 2012.
Campaign site: seanmaloney.com
Money raised (2016): $1.5 million

Phil Oliva (R)
Resident of Somers
Education: B.A. from Siena, MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Experience: Adviser to Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino
Current position: President of Gipper Communications
Campaign site: philoliva.com
Money raised (2016): $204,197

New York Supreme Court, 9th Judicial District (14-year term)

Jamieson, Malone, Walsh

Jamieson, Malone, Walsh

Linda S. Jamieson (D) – Supreme Court justice since 2003
Money raised (2016): $197,866

Janet C. Malone (D) – Westchester County Supreme Court since 2011
Money raised (2016): $83,669

Thomas E. Walsh II (D) – Rockland County Supreme Court since 2009
Money raised (2016): $153,410

The ninth is one of 13 districts in New York State, which has 324 Supreme Court justices. It includes Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland and Westchester counties. There are three open seats so the candidates are running unopposed.

95th Assembly (including Cold Spring and Philipstown) (2-year term)

Galef, Purdy

Galef, Purdy

Sandy Galef (D)
Resident of Ossining
Education: B.S in education from Purdue; M.Ed. from Virginia
Experience: Former schoolteacher
Current position: First elected to Assembly in 1992.
Campaign site: sandygalefforassembly.com
Money raised (2016): $42,578

Gregory Purdy (R)
Resident of Kent
Education: B.S. in computer science, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Experience: Former longtime soft ware engineer at IBM
Current position: Left IBM; running for office
Campaign site: purdy.online
Money raised (2016): $1,275

104th Assembly (including Beacon) (2-year term)

Skartados, Banuchi

Skartados, Banuchi

Frank Skartados (D)
Resident of Milton
Education: B.A. in political science from SUNY New Paltz; master’s in international studies from State University of California at Sacramento
Experience: Former teacher at New York Military Academy; founder of Academy Street Business Association in Poughkeepsie
Current position: Elected to seat in 2012; re-elected 2014
Campaign site: frankforassembly.com
Money raised (2016): $16,231

William Banuchi Sr. (Conservative)
Resident of Newburgh
Education: Berean College Assemblies of God, SUNY New Paltz, University of Maryland
Experience: U.S. Air Force veteran; design engineer; founded Highland Falls Assembly of God
Current position: Marriage and family counselor; executive director of New York chapter of the Faith & Freedom Coalition
Campaign site: banuchi4ny.com
Money raised (2016): $21,147

41st Senate (2-year term)

Serino, Gipson

Serino, Gipson

Sue Serino (R)
Resident of Hyde Park
Education: Dutchess Community College
Experience: Real-estate broker; Hyde Park Town Board; Dutchess County legislator
Current position: Elected to Senate in 2014 by defeating Gipson
Campaign site: sueserino.com
Money raised (2016): $680,106

Terry Gipson (D)
Resident of Rhinebeck
Education: BFA from Texas Tech; MFA from Penn State
Experience: Former designer for MTV Networks; Rhinebeck Village trustee; State Senate 2013-14
Current position: Gipson Design Group
Campaign site: terrygipsonny.com
Money raised (2016): $258,669

Putnam County

The nine-member Putnam County Legislature will have two new faces after the election. In District 6 (Southeast), Paul Jonke (R) faces Jen Cassidy (D) to succeed Roger Gross, who did not seek re-election. In the 9th District (Carmel), Kevin Wright will be succeeded by Neal Sullivan (R), who is running unopposed. And in the 5th District (Carmel), Carl Albano is running for reelection unopposed.

putnamjudges

Reitz and Capone

Click here for more on the Putnam County judge’s race between James Reitz (R) and Gina Capone (D).

Philipstown

Thorpe and Linson (photos by M. Turton)

Thorpe and Linson (photos by M. Turton)

Click here for interviews with the Philipstown Town Justice candidates, Camille Linson (D) and Faye Thorpe (R). Linson has raised $3,063 and Thorpe $7,305.

Sources: Federal Election Commission, New York State Board of Elections, campaign websites


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3 thoughts on “Election 2016: Everyone on Your Ballot

  1. This article incorrectly states that I, as candidate for Philipstown Town Justice, have “raised” $3,063. This is the amount which I have spent, not raised. It is my view that others should not have to finance my efforts to obtain this position. I have not fund-raised a penny and have declined many kind offers of financial contribution to my campaign.

  2. The ballot is actually a somewhat complex matrix of rows and columns, as one may see by clicking on the link provided by this article. The voter chooses not only a candidate for each office but in addition, where allowed, through which of the more than one political parties supporting or nominating the candidate, thusly indicating support simultaneously for specific candidates as well as for specific political parties.

    The ballot might be made more clear in this respect were the box in the corner containing “OFFICE” be modified to contain “OFFICE / PARTY.” The offices are in the row across the top immediately to the right of this box and the parties are in the column immediately below this box.