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Two Stony Point Political Insiders Compete For Finn's Supervisor Seat

Luanne Konopko
Luanne Konopko Photo Credit: Tina Traster
Jim Monaghan
Jim Monaghan Photo Credit: Tina Traster

STONY POINT – Two political figures are competing to replace Stony Point Supervisor Geoffrey Finn, who is not seeking a third term. Town Councilman Jim Monaghan (R) is facing off against former Councilwoman Luanne Konopko (D).

Monaghan vows to bring in more ratables to combat rising property taxes. In recent years, Stony Point has lost its largest taxpayers – Gibson, Tilcon, the Lovett plant and more.

“As a longtime homeowner, I know what it is like to have to struggle to pay the ever-rising property taxes,” said Monaghan, a retired lieutenant commanding pfficer in the New York Police Department. “I want my children to be able to reside here and raise their families in the town that I care so much for. That is why I am running for supervisor.”

Monaghan says zone changes at Letchworth Village and along the Hudson River have been designed to stimulate development. “We’re looking to attract a hotel, restaurants, possibly town homes.”

Konopko says her experience is needed to help steer the town. "I have the experience, vision, knowledge and resources to help move our town forward."

Council members Karl Javenes (R) and Jim White (R) are seeking re-election. They are facing off against Democrats Dominick A. Posillipo and Mike Ehlers for two four-year terms.

The race for town justice pits Democrat K. Jody Cucolo against incumbent Republican William F. Franks.

Town Clerk Joan Skinner (D) is running unopposed for a four-year term, as is Superintendent of Highways Larry R. Brissing (R).

IN OTHER RACES

WEST HAVERSTRAW

Mayor Robert R. D’Amelio is running unopposed for a four-year term. Trustees Frances R. Nardi (D) and Ramon Lopez (D) are competing for two four-year terms. Ralph W. Kirschkel is running unopposed for an unexpired term.

TOWN OF HAVERSTRAW

Howard T. Phillips, Jr. (D) is running unopposed for town supervisor for a two-year term. Hector L. Soto (D) and John J. Gould (D) are running for two four-year term council seats. Karen L. Bulley (D) is running unopposed for a two-year term for town clerk. Peter Branti, Jr. is running unopposed for a four-year term for town justice. George E. Wargo, Jr. is running unopposed for superintendent of highways for a two-year term.

VILLAGE OF HAVERSTRAW

Village of Haverstraw Mayor Micheal F. Kohut (D) is running unopposed for a four-year term.

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