Rockland County And Clarkstown 2013 General Election Guide

David Fried and Ed Day
David Fried and Ed Day

Here's a rundown of everything you'll see on the ballot on Tuesday, Nov. 5 from six NY State proposals to contested and uncontested races district and county-wide and in Clarkstown. 

Rockland County Races 

County Executive (Vote for 1)

  • Ed Day (R, Preserve Rockland)
  • David Fried (D, WF, I,) 
  • Thomas Sullivan (C)

Read their responses to Patch’s questionnaire here.

County Clerk (Vote for 1)

  • Donna Held (R, I)
  • Paul Piperato (D, C, WF) 

Read their responses to Patch’s questionnaire here

Supreme Court Justice - 9th Judicial District (Vote for 5)

  • Daniel Angiolillo (R, C, I) Associate Justice, of the Appellate Division, NYS Supreme Court
  • Daniel Castricone (R)
  • John Colangelo (D, C, WF, I), Judge, Westchester County Court
  • Mark C. Dillon (R, C, WF, I), Justice, Appellate Division of NYS Supreme Court
  • Alex Eisemann (D)
  • Janet Malone (D), Acting Supreme Court Justice and Westchester 
    County Family Court Judge
  • Maria Vazquez-Doles (D, WF, I), Town Justice, Town of Monroe and Attorney 
  • Victor G. Grossman (D, C, WF)
  • Christie Derrico (R), judge
  • John W. Sweeny, Jr. (R, C, WF, I), sitting Justice

Town of Clarkstown Races

Supervisor (Vote for 1)

  • Alex Gromack (D, C, I, WF)
  • Brian Moran (Preserve Rockland/Clarkstown)

Read their responses to Patch’s questionnaire here.

Council (Vote for 2)

  • Stephanie Hausner (D, C, WF, I)
  • George Hoehmann (R, C, WF, I)
  • John Noto (R, Preserve Rockland)
  • Robert Pitkofsky (D)

Read their responses to Patch’s questionnaire here.

Highway Superintendent (Vote for 1) 
  • Wayne Ballard (R, C, I, WF)
  • Dennis Malone (D, Preserve Rockland/Clarkstown)
Read their responses to Patch’s questionnaire here.

Justice (Vote for 2)
  • Adam Garth (D, Green)
  • Craig Johns (R, C, WF, I)
  • Ed Kallen (D, Green)
  • Scott Ugell (R, C, WF, I)

Read their responses to Patch’s questionnaire here.


  • Justin Sweet (D, C, WF, I)

New York State Proposals 

1: An Amendment - Authorizing Casino Gaming

The proposed amendment to section 9 of article 1 of the Constitution would allow the Legislature to authorize up to seven casinos in New York State for the legislated purposes of promoting job growth, increasing aid to schools, and permitting local governments to lower property taxes through revenues generated.  Shall the amendment be approved?

2: An Amendment - Additional Civil Service Credit for Veterans with Disabilities Certified Post-Appointment

The proposed amendment to section 6 of article  5 of the Constitution would entitle a veteran who has received civil service credit for a civil service appointment or promotion and subsequently is certified as disabled to additional civil service credit at subsequent appointment or promotion. Shall the proposed amendment be approved?

3: An Amendment - Exclusion of Indebtedness Contracted for Sewage Facilities

The proposed amendment to Article 8, section 5 of the Constitution would extend for ten years, until January 1, 2024, the authority of counties, cities, towns, and villages to exclude from their constitutional debt limits indebtedness contracted for the construction or reconstruction of sewage facilities. Shall the proposed amendment be approved?

4: An Amendment - Settling Disputed Title in the Forest Preserve

The proposed amendment to section 1 of article 14 of the Constitution would authorize the Legislature to settle longstanding disputes between the State and private entities over certain parcels of land within the forest preserve in the town of Long Lake, Hamilton County. In exchange for giving up its claim to disputed parcels, the State would get land to be incorporated into the forest preserves that would benefit the forest preserve more than the disputed parcels currently do. Shall the proposed amendment be approved?

5: An Amendment - In Relation to a Land Exchange in the State Forest Preserve with NYCO Minerals, Inc.

The proposed amendment to section 1 of article 14 of the Constitution would authorize the Legislature to convey forest preserve land located in the town of Lewis, Essex County, to NYCO Minerals, a private company that plans on mining the land. In exchange, the NYCO Minerals would give the State at least the same amount of land of at least the same value, with a minimum assessed value of $1 million, to be added to the forest preserve. When NYCO Minerals finishes mining, it would restore the condition of the land and return it to the forest preserve. Shall the proposed amendment be approved?

6: An Amendment - Increasing Age until which Certain State Judges Can Serve

The proposed amendment to the Constitution, amending sections 2 and 25 of article 6, would increase the maximum age until which certain state judges may serve as follows: (a) a Justice of the Supreme Court would be eligible for five additional two-year terms after the present retirement age of 70, instead of the three such terms currently authorized; and (b) a Judge of the Court of Appeals who reaches the age of 70 in order to complete the term to which that Judge was appointed. Shall the proposed amendment be approved?

Polling Locations

The polls are open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. For information on polling locations in your community, click here. 

Rob T November 04, 2013 at 02:43 PM
If Fried wins, How soon will Schoenberger become a Judge ?
Brian November 04, 2013 at 03:18 PM
I just heard that the Fried/Saint Lawrence team will be raising taxes in Ramapo 26% after the election. Well, hey, if Mike Hirsch "heard" it then it must be true. What a joke.
Isabella Horowitz November 04, 2013 at 05:49 PM
Rob, Ilan Schoenberger will not become a judge. NY law says the only way a candidate's name can be removed from the ballot is by dying, moving out of state, or being nominated for a judgeship. He was nominated in a district, Brooklyn, on a minor line where he'll have zero impact on the race. Schoenberger, not wanting to siphon votes from any candidate, did not want to be on the ballot and agreed to the nomination. I agree with many here on Patch that NY's ballot laws desperately need reform. But in the mean time, this was the only option available to Ilan Schoenberger. In 2010, Conservative nominee and Republican Primary loser for Governor, Rick Lazio, was nominated for a judgeship, as he did not want to siphon votes from Carl Paladino.
mike sullivan November 05, 2013 at 05:58 AM
when you go to the polls today remember Ed Day has been part of the problem the last 8 years as a legislature.Rockland County needs new blood.
RJ November 05, 2013 at 07:40 AM
Brian, I heard the same thing last evening from a Ramapo resident and supporter of Fried. Whether true or not, the word on the street is that Ramapo taxes will be raised by at least 25%. Why is that surprising or far fetched?


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