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Village Elections

By Matt Youngfrau
SULLIVAN COUNTY — March 12, 2002 – On Tuesday, March 19, five out of the six villages in Sullivan County will be holding their elections. The other village, Woodridge, holds its election in June.
The Village of Bloomingburg has elections for mayor, justice, and trustee. However, all three races are unopposed races.
Ronald Scott is seeking a two-year term for mayor. Also looking for a two-year term is Trustee Joseph Gotthardt. Running for justice, a four-year term, is Mark Berentsen. All three are running on the Progressive ticket.
In Jeffersonville, two two-year trustee terms will be up for grabs. Incumbents Edward Justus and William Thony are both seeking re-election. No opponents have been named for the two trustees.
In Liberty, four candidates are looking for two two-year term trustee positions. Those vying for the seats are Republican and Conservative Party candidates Stephen Lavelle and Susan DeStefano. Democrats vying for the seat are Dennis Dainack and William Rube Smith.
Monticello has two races this year, two four-year trustee terms and a four-year justice position. For justice, Republican, Conservative and Working Families candidate Philip Conaty faces Democrat and Equal Justice candidate Josephine Finn.
Five candidates are vying for two trustee seats in Monticello as well. Those going for the seat are Republic and Conservative candidate Jim Barnicle, Republican and Wise Government candidate Michael Levinson, Democratic and Working Families candidate Scott Schoonmaker, Democratic and Equal Justice candidate Mary Jo Oppenheim, and Conservative candidate Alvin Dumas.
In Wurtsboro, two candidates are vying for one two-year trustee term. Republican and Good Government candidate Dinesh Shah opposes Democrat and People’s Choice candidate Mickey Maher.
Polls will be open from noon to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, March 19.

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