City of Poughkeepsie Common Council Democratic 8th Ward candidate, Matt McNamara:
The 2017 New York State Primary Election for municipalities and counties is on Tuesday, September 12th.
To increase awareness of next week’s election and to help voters learn a little more about the candidates, HVNN is video-recording interviews with candidates in contested primary races.
Beginning with primary races for Poughkeepsie Common Council and Dutchess County Legislature, there are several contested races on the Democratic ballot:
City of Poughkeepsie Common Council
Ward 3: Nathaniel Almeida and Lorraine Johnson (I);
Ward 7: Jason Baker and Randall Johnson (I);
Ward 8: Matthew McNamara (I) and Josh Simons;
At-Large candidates: Ann Finney and Mike Young.
Dutchess County Legislature
District 9: Randy Johnson and Kari Rieser (I);
District 10: Barbara Jeter-Jackson (I) and Warren Jones;
District 16: Ved Shravah and Frits Zernike.
The candidates are being asked the same questions and have received the questions in advance:
- What are you “bringing to the table”? What do you feel best qualifies you to serve on the Common Council/County Legislature?
- What are your top 3 priorities for the city/county and your ward/district?
- With you and your opponent both being in the same party, we can assume you share similar ideals – so, that said, why are you the better candidate to serve on the Poughkeepsie Common Council/Dutchess County Legislature?
Watch for links to new candidate videos throughout the weekend and up to Election Day, Tuesday, September 12th: