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Chappaqua-Mount Kisco 2012 Election Guide

The candidates, incumbents and issues that will be affecting Nyack, Piermont and Rockland

As we look ahead to November’s elections, Peekskill-Cortlandt Patch is devoted to bringing you the information you need about every race, issue and candidate in town.

Here are a handful that residents are already talking about:

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Rep. Nita Lowey (D-NY 17) is seeking re-election on the heels of her 19 years in the U.S. House of Representatives. In the past two years, Lowey has served the 18th district, a swath that come November. If elected, Lowey would then pick up Cortlandt and Peekskill, Mt. Kisco and all of Rockland County, and overall see the newly-crafted 17th shift further north. The GOP choice to face her? Joe Carvin faces a primary challenge June 26 against Jim Russell.

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Rep. Nan Hayworth (R-NY 18)  Despite , Rep. Nan Hayworth hopes to keep her role in Congress. The incumbent Republican, who lives in Bedford, will seek re-election to her new Congressional district, now known as the 18th, which Peekskill and Cortlandt were part of until redistricting placed them in Lowey's now 17th district. 

Hayworth's current district now includes all of Bedford and the entirety of Lewisboro, Pound Ridge, North Salem and Somers. It also includes parts of New Castle, Yorktown and North Castle, all of Putnam County, southern Dutchess County and all of Orange County.  include , a physician and Cortlandt town councilman. Also currently on the Democratic ballot for the June 26 primary are the following candidates: Sean Patrick Maloney, Duane Jackson, Matthew Alexander and Thomas Wilson.

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State Sen. Greg Ball (R,C-Patterson) is running for a second term in the 40th State Senate District. The district was redrawn earlier this year.

Democratic candidate and Croton-on-Hudson resident is set to challenge Ball in this year's election. 

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As the race for the White House heats up and commandeers headlines, Patch will focus on how the nation election affects local residents. While president Barack Obama faces off with his republican challenger, we'll keep communities engaged with stories and polls . We'll also be tracking the Republican primaries, which come to a close in June 26.

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Locally, Mount Kisco's Village Board of Trustees has two open seats, with two-year terms. Incumbent Jean Farber, a Democrat, , while the other seat, currently held by Democrat Joseph Morreale, is open because he has . There is no word yet on who the Democrats will nominate, nor are there any announced candidates from other parties.

New Castle, meanwhile, does not have any town-level elections because 2012 is an even-numbered year.

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Patch readers have a unique opportunity to become involved this elections cycle, beyond news tips and comments. If you're serious about a certain post, candidate or issue, use our blogging feature to connect with other residents and sound-off on the political stage. To get started, click here. (Dr. Richard Becker, Joe Carvin, Justin Wagner and Senator Greg Ball already have blogs on Patch!).

Patriot October 11, 2012 at 04:54 AM
Do any of the local politicians have a position on the Mosque proposal in New Caste?
Patriot October 11, 2012 at 08:30 PM
Lets be sure to vote in people who understand the threat posed by Radical Islam in its violent and subversive (C.A.I.R) forms. Just today a US embassy worker was murdered in Yemen by Islamists. Our Safety should be number one priority.
Patriot October 14, 2012 at 03:10 AM
This is the group that Pres.Obama sends millions of tax payer money to. Just disgraceful imagine if the Muslim Brotherhood called for genocide of any other group I doubt Obama would be sending our money there. http://www.france24.com/en/20121011-egypts-brotherhood-heads-urged-jihad-jerusalem
Patriot October 14, 2012 at 03:17 AM
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/muslim-brotherhood-leader-calls-for-holy-jihad-to-take-jerusalem-from-israel/ How long will Obama continue to send our tax payer money to The Muslim Brotherhood of Egypt?

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