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Primaries to Determine
Legislative Challengers

By Fred Stabbert III
MONTICELLO — September 7, 2001 – Even the departure of Sullivan County Legislator Steve Kurlander has not stopped his district — District 9 — from being one of the most interesting and newsworthy districts in the county.
Six district residents have expressed interest in filling Kurlander’s shoes and this Tuesday, September 11, that number will be reduced to four following the Primary Election.
Voters in the two major parties may vote at their respective polling places from noon until 9 p.m.
On the Republican line, James Carnell Jr. will be taking on Pat Croissant while the Democratic line will feature Sam Wohl against Sean Rieber.
Rieber is the incumbent, having been appointed by the legislature to fill out Kurlander’s term for 2001.
The winners of the primaries will then run against Jesse York, who is already on November’s ballot. Al Etkin was also on the ballot, but a recent objection to Etkin’s nominating petitions may keep him from running (Sullivan County Democrat, Sept. 4).
Etkin did file an appeal to being thrown off the ballot and is awaiting his day in court.
Other Primary Elections
In the Town of Lumberland, the Republican Party will have a primary for the Town Clerk seat.
Linda Shafer will run against Virginia V. Horn.
In the Town of Mamakating, Mark Lewis Shulman will square off with Marcelle Matthews in the Conservative Primary for Town Justice.
Also in Mamakating, Judith Young will run against Nicholas Salamone, Jr. for the right to run on the Republican line for Mamakating Town Council.
The Republican Party voters will also elect two committeepeople in each of two election districts (Election Districts 1 & 3) while the Democratic Party elects two committeepeople (Election District 5) from the Town of Mamakating.
In District 1, Judith Young, Richard Stoloff and Fred Ferris are all running for their party’s endorsement ,with the two top vote getters moving on to the Sullivan County Republican Committee.
District 3 will also be electing two representatives from among Janet Evans, Joseph Herschel and Morris Smith.
On the Democratic line, four candidates are running for two open slots on the county committee. The candidates are Gail Sprague, Eugene Young, Marcia Hamill and Patrick Hamill.

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