Sleepy Hollow, are you confused about upcoming elections? Or just feeling left out?
You have every reason to be.
The village, along with all of Mt. Pleasant, has been shifted into senatorial District 40, effective 2013 but impacting our upcoming elections. This means we will be in territory with our northern neighbors as far up as Putnam county, verses the Andrea Stewart-Cousins' Democratic district 35 of more Southern Westchester we're used to (and perhaps relate to more). Things get more Republican as you go more north, and Sleepy Hollow is certainly predominantly democratic.
Now the villages will have one less thing in common: separate senators.
Incumbent Greg Ball (R), of Patterson, has visited his new constituents of Mt. Pleasant in the hamlet of Thornwood and at a BBQ at Town Hall, but we here in Sleepy Hollow don't think of ourselves much as part of a town. We seem to do our own thing.
I've asked Ball's campaign staff if we was planning on coming down here any time soon; I'll let you know when I hear back. I also noticed the official senate district map doesn't yet include us, but this reflects what the duration of current candidates' terms looks like.
Justin Wagner, the Democrat from the town of Cortlandt who is challenging him for the district 40 Senate seat, is however making a stop here in Sleepy Hollow on Saturday.
Wagner invited the public to a meet and greet on Saturday, Sept. 29 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Arthur Avenue Bread Company at 147 Cortlandt.
This news came from David A. Brezler, Wagner's Latino Outreach Coordinator.
Patch will be there to ask Wagner what this new area in his district means to him and what he has to offer Sleepy Hollow. Have questions for the candidate? Let me know, or I'll see you there!