STATE SENATE DISTRICT 40 IN WESTCHESTER, PUTNAM AND DUTCHESS COUNTIES
This is a rare open seat to replace Senator Vincent Leibell, a Republican who is retiring. Michael Kaplowitz, a Democratic legislator in Westchester County, has promising ideas about property tax relief for seniors, pension reform for unions and cutting Albany sleaze. His Republican opponent, Assemblyman Greg Ball, has shown that he knows how to fight, but not how to win legislative victories.
We support Democrat Michael Kaplowitz in Dist. 40.
STATE SENATE DISTRICT 41 IN DUTCHESS AND COLUMBIA COUNTIES
Didi Barrett, a community activist, is challenging Senator Stephen Saland, a Republican who has been in the Legislature for 30 years, the last 20 in the Senate. Ms. Barrett supports a long list of reforms that Senator Saland has rejected. She promises to push for real ethics reform and real campaign finance reform, including public financing, and to protect women’s reproductive rights.
We support Didi Barrett, the Democrat, in District 41.