Rockland county executive hopefuls seeking to be on the Democratic primary ballot in September are spending much of their time in County Supreme Court this week.
David Fried’s campaign filed challenges to the
validity of Dagan Lacorte’s petitions and in turn Lacorte filed counterclaims.
The two sides were set to face off this morning in Judge Gerald Loehr’s courtroom but were rescheduled to Thursday morning. The
county board of elections ruled Lacorte’s petitions invalid last week.
Republican county executive candidate Ed Day filed objections to potential challenger Simon Leschinsky’s petitions for the Independence line in the race and those hearings began Tuesday. According to Democratic Board of Elections Commissioner Kristen Stavisky, Day also filed objections to Independence Party petitions submitted by county executive candidate Ilan Schoenberger, who is also on the Democratic line. The hearing is expected to take place this afternoon in Judge Loehr's courtroom.
Democratic county executive hopeful Vladimir Leon saw his petitions designated as flawed last week which resulted in his removal from the ballot. He is fighting that decision. His appeal of the objections filed by Fried’s campaign is scheduled for Judge Loehr’s courtroom on Thursday morning.