The Ossining Town Democratic Committee has revealed its slates of candidates to run in the November general election for offices representing the Town of Ossining and Village of Ossining.
The endorsed Democratic candidates are: Catherine Borgia, District 9 Westchester County legislator; Susanne Donnelly, town supervisor; Geoffrey Harter and Michael Tawil for town council; MaryAnn Roberts, town clerk; Michael G. O’Connor, highway superintendent; John W. Fried, town justice and Robert Dario and Manuel R. Quezada for village trustees.
“The committee is proud of their candidates and all of the expertise and experience they bring to the table,” said Thomisaina Laidley-Brown, Ossining Town Democratic chairwoman.
Borgia has been the town supervisor for the past 2 and a half years and she was previously a village trustee for six years. “Her vast knowledge of the issues and the work she has done with her board to turn around the financial situation in the town has been nothing short of miraculous,” Laidley-Brown stated.
Donnelly has been a village trustee for five years. She was described as “a fiscally conservative force on the village board,” by the chairwoman.
“Susanne’s strong, active participation on committees that handle matters that directly affect residents, such as affordable housing, reviewing and revamping Inter Municipal Agreements with the town, ambulance district financial oversight, the future of the waterfront and youth development programs, demonstrates her dedication to improving the quality of life for both residents and visitors,” stated Laidley-Brown. “In working with her colleagues and constituents, she strives to help the Ossining community become an example to the rest of Westchester in the areas of cooperation and vision.”
Incumbents Harter, Tawil, Roberts and O’Connor were also lavished with praise.
“They are assets to this community and the Democratic Party is happy they have chosen to continue to serve Ossining,” Laidley-Brown commented.
Fried was appointed town justice in March of 2011 and received the Democratic Party’s endorsement for the general election. For 39 years, he has practiced law as a prosecutor, a criminal defense attorney, and a commercial trial lawyer. As a town resident during that time, his community activities include having been president of PTA Council, an AYSO referee, a Cub Scout leader, and a director of the Westchester Ballet Company.
Daraio and Quezada are two new candidates who were chosen to run on the Democratic line for village trustee. “These two men believe in being socially responsible while understanding in these challenging times they need to be fiscally conservative,” the party chairwoman said.
The general election in November 8.