Elect local candidates on Nov. 5

| 30 Oct 2019 | 03:36

Voters in Chester and Goshen go to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 5, to elect local candidates. In each town, the supervisor's seat is competitive. In Goshen, Democrat Ken Newbold is challenging the longtime Republican incumbent, Doug Bloomfield. The incumbent supervisor in Chester, Republican Robert Valentine, is serving out the term of the former supervisor, who resigned, and will face Democrat Susan Bahren. In Goshen, four candidates -- Richard Florio Jr., Zak Constantine, Philip Canterino, and incumbent John VanDerMolen -- are competing for two open seats on the town board. Chester has four open seats on its town board. Tom Becker, Tony Ardisana, incumbent Vincent Finizia, and Robert Courtenay are vying for two seats that are open because of a vacancy. The other two seats are now occupied by incumbents Orlando Perez and Cindy Smith, who are running for re-election against challenger Stephen Keahon. To read the statements they wrote in support of their candidacy, visit chroniclenewspaper.com. For information about polling places, sample ballots, and other information, visit the Orange County Board of Elections site at orangecountygov.com.