What do two village mayors, a Cortlandt physician, a New York City street vendor and a former presidential aide have in common?
Those are the choices residents of the 18th Congressional District have in Tuesday’s Democratic primary.
Matthew C. Alexander, Richard Becker, Duane Jackson, Sean Patrick Maloney and Thomas Wilson are all running for a chance to take on U.S. Rep. Nan Hayworth, R-Bedford, in November’s general election.
Hayworth currently represents the 19th Congressional District, but that district will be moved to the redrawn 18 Congressional District . The 18th District will include Bedford, Lewisboro, Pound Ridge, North Salem and Somers. All of Orange and Putnam counties, along with the southern portion of Dutchess County, are also in the district.
A list of polling sites in Westchester County can be found here. Putnam County polling sites can be found here.
Below are brief snapshots of the candidates.
Residence Wappingers Falls, Dutchess County Incumbent No Experience Mayor of Wappingers Falls, Dutchess County, since 2006. Prior to that, He worked with a major accounting firm in Manhattan before taking on the task of helping struggling companies and he ran an antique shop in Wappingers Falls. He has been endorsed by the Dutchess County Democratic Committee.
Web site www.friendsofmattalexander.com/About-Matt-Alexander.html
*Cash on Hand $16,487 *Disbursements $131,417
Residence Cortlandt Manor, NY
Incumbent No Experience A cardiologist, Becke has been a councilman in the Town of Cortlandt since 2007. Prior to that, he founded Hospital Medicine Associates, a private practice that provides inpatient care for hospitalized persons. He has been endorsed by the New York Times and the Orange County Democratic Committee.
Web site becker2012.com
*Cash on Hand $127,011 *Disbursements $276,759
Residence Buchanan, NY
Incumbent No Experience A trustee on the Buchanan village board and street vendor. He is known for his efforts helping law enforcement officials discover a terrorist's bomb in a SUV parked in Times Square. Wilson has been a small business owner for more than 20 years operating several vendor locations in Times Square. He was also a city planner for the New York City Board of Education.
Web site http://www.duanejacksonforcongress.com/
*Cash on Hand $11,063 *Disbursements $14,999
Sean Patrick Maloney
Residence Jeffersonville, Sullivan County
Incumbent No Experience Was an advisor to President Bill Clinton at the White House. Also serves as a first deputy secretary to New York governors David Paterson and Eliot Spitzer. He has received endorsments from Clinton, along with the Putnam County, Philipstown and Southeast Democratic committees. Web site www.seanmaloney.com
*Cash on Hand $374,938 *Disbursements $158,385
Residence Tuxedo, Orange County
Incumbent No Experience Was elected as mayor of Tuxedo Park in 2011. Prior to that, he served as year as a village trustee. For the last 11 years, he has worked in the financial services industry in Manhattan. Started the Tuxedo Land Trust in 2006.
Web site wilson18.org
*Cash on Hand $58,625 *Disbursements $23,547
* Figures are from the latest candidate disclosures submitted to the Federal Election Commission.