November 4 2014
It’s Tuesday, November 4th, election day, polls are open from 6am to 9pm statewide.
Local races include: Hornell – in the 1st Ward Democrat Melissa Ponticello is running unopposed to succeed the Bob Murray seat on the Hornell Common Council, and 3rd Ward Republican Joe McKay is running without opposition for the Randy Harkenrider seat.
Hornellsville – Democrat Bob Mauro and Republican Joe Dick are both running for a town council seat. Dick is a write in candidate. Diane Jones is a Women’s Equality Party candidate for Hornellsville Town Justice.
Fremont – Michael Wightman is running for a town council seat.
Town of Alfred – Bradley Price and Daniel Smith are running for Highway Superintendent.
West Almond – there’s a proposition on whether to make the highway superintendent appointed or elected. There is also a Town Council race where Mark Bainbridge is running.
Jasper – Ezra Seigrist is running for Assessor on the Women’s Equality Party.
There are no local races in Canisteo, Howard, Troupsburg, Woodhull, the Steuben County Town of Dansville, Cohocton or Wayland. However, voters in those towns can vote on very important races and issues, such as the Reed-Robertson race, the governor’s race, and many others.
There are no county wide propositions in Steuben or Allegany Counties. The only county wide candidate is Al Lewis in Steuben County, whose running for county coroner.
Corning Republican Congressman Tom Reed is seeking re-election, his Democrat opponent is Tompkins County Legislator Martha Robertson. Senator Chuck Schumer and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand terms are not up this time.
Governor candidates: The Democrat ticket: Governor Andrew Cuomo and Lt. Governor candidate Kathy Hochul. Cuomo and Hochul are also on the Working Families Party and Women’s Equality lines. The Republican ticket: Rob Astorino and Lt. Governor candidate/Chemung County Sheriff Chris Moss. Astorino and Moss are also on the Stop Common Core line. The Green Party ticket: Howie Hawkins and his running mate Brian Jones. The Libertarian ticket: Michael McDermott and Chris Edes. On the Sapient Party line: are Steven Cohn and Bobby Kalotee.
State comptroller candidates: The Democrat ticket: Tom Dinapoli The Republican ticket: Robert Antonacci The Green Party ticket: Theresa Portelli The Libertarian ticket: John Clifton State Attorney General candidates: The Democrat ticket: Eric Schneiderman The Republican ticket: John Cahill The Green Party ticket: Ramone Jiminez The Libertarian ticket: John Person.
Senator Tom O’Mara, Senator Cathy Young, Assemblymen Bill Nojay, Phil Palmesano and Joe Giglio are running unopposed.
There are three statewide propositions:
Prop 1 – redistricting: creating a new commission, with members appointed by the state legislature, to redraw the legislative maps after the census.
Prop 2 – electronic distribution of proposed laws: voters will decide if state lawmakers will keep getting the bills printed out on paper, or emailed to them.
Prop 3 – the smart schools bond – the state takes out a 2 billion dollar bond to give students – statewide – better technology in the classrooms.