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Orangetown Democratic Committee Endorses Lisa DeFeciani for Orangetown Town Board

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NYACK, NY – The Orangetown Democratic Committee has announce its endorsement of Lisa DeFeciani for Orangetown Town Board candidate.

Lisa is a lifelong Rockland resident, growing up in Haverstraw. She recently moved to Blauvelt from Piermont, where she served on the Village Board. Among her many successes as a Village Trustee in Piermont, her role in establishing the Piermont Waterfront Resiliency Commission is perhaps the best example of her passion for the environment. Lisa worked on the creation of a flood resiliency plan, a plan for the protection of the Piermont Marsh, and she led the team that explored design alternatives for a more climate resilient Piermont. As Village Trustee, DeFeciani was also able to secure over a half a million dollars in grant money to assist the Village and reduce the taxpayer burden to address the issue of sea level rise.

“In her work as a clinical social worker, Lisa works with those struggling in our community, particularly those afflicted by substance abuse. Lisa began her education right here in Rockland, at Rockland Community College. Lisa is deeply involved in the Orangetown community – through her church, St. Catharine’s Church in Blauvelt,, as a coach in the CYO basketball league, through her volunteer work at Blauvelt’s Neighborhood Food Pantry and through her two children, Ella and Liam Barile, who
are both students in the South Orangetown School District.” said the Orangetown Democratic Committee in a press release.

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Mondaire Jones Endorses Melanie Stansbury (NM-01) in Race to Replace Sec. Deb Haaland

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Mondaire Jones by Rockland Report

NYACK, NY – Congressman Mondaire Jones (D-NY) announced his endorsement of Melanie Stansbury for Congress in New Mexico’s First Congressional District. Stansbury is running in the June special election to replace former Congresswoman Deb Haaland, who was confirmed as Secretary of the Interior earlier this year. Stansbury is the third candidate to earn an endorsement this cycle from Jones and his political action committee, Policy is Personal PAC, which he launched in April.

“We need more people in Congress for whom policy is personal, which is why I’m so excited to endorse Melanie Stansbury in New Mexico’s First District,” said Jones. “Like me, Melanie grew up in a working-class family and knows firsthand what it’s like to struggle to get by. As a STEM professional and lifelong public servant, Melanie understands the urgent need to address our most pressing challenges — from the climate crisis to COVID-19 — with bold, progressive, evidence-based policies. I know she will carry on the legacy of my friend Deb Haaland as a powerful progressive voice for working- and middle-class New Mexicans, and all Americans.”

“I’m honored to have the support of Representative Mondaire Jones. Now more than ever, we need leadership fighting for a more equitable recovery that centers support for struggling families, reopening small businesses, bringing home good paying jobs, and providing access to affordable health care,” said Stansbury. “In Congress, I will be proud to work alongside Rep. Jones to pass critical legislation that moves forward the structural change we need to ensure no one is left behind as we put the country back on track.”

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Meet Leslie Kahn, Candidate for Clarkstown Justice

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NEW CITY, NY – Town of Clarkstown Town Attorney Leslie Kahn in a post on Facebook announced her candidacy for Clarkstown.

Kahn is on the ballot for the June 22, 2021 Primary Election on the Democratic, Republican, Conservative and Working Families. If elected, Kahn would be the first female Justice in Town of Clarkstown history.

 

Below is a short bio for Leslie Kahn:

I have been a practicing attorney for thirty years and have dedicated my career to serving the public. I am currently the Town Attorney for the Town of Clarkstown where I counsel the Town Boards and Commissions on legal issues. I prepare local laws and resolutions and assist with the defense of lawsuits brought against the Town. I also prosecute violators of the Town Code and have significantly increased the number of prosecutions related to building and zoning code violations.

Prior to my employment with the Town of Clarkstown, I was a prosecutor in the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office for twenty five years. I concentrated in the areas of domestic violence, juvenile crimes, alternative to incarceration programs and gun violence. I have extensive litigation experience having tried hundreds of cases, both felonies and misdemeanors. I have also presented numerous cases to the grand jury and trained Assistant District Attorney’s in case management and trial preparation.

During my tenure with the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office I held the positions of Bureau Chief of Domestic Violence, Chief of Firearms Prosecution and Chief of Adolescent Diversion Programs. I am extremely familiar with specialized courts as I was involved in creating the first juvenile domestic violence court in the nation as well as the integrated domestic violence court and the adolescent diversion court in Brooklyn.

I moved to Clarkstown in 1998 with my husband Paul, a lifelong resident. We have three boys, Michael, Steven and Zachary who attended the Clarkstown Central School District where I volunteered with various committees. I am a member of the Rockland County Bar Association and the Rockland County Women’s Bar Association. I also served on the Board of Directors for the Rockland County Jewish Community Center.

 

Throughout my career, I’ve dedicated myself to serving the public, ensuring justice and equality for all New Yorkers, and enforcing our laws without fear or favor. As Town Justice, I will use my experience, my integrity, and my compassion to apply the law fairly and make sure Clarkstown remains a great place to live for all of our families.

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