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VOTE TUESDAY: Special Election Pits Rye’s Julie Killian Against Shelley Mayer for Old Latimer State Senate Seat


(PHOTO: State Assemblywoman Shelley Mayer faces former Rye City Councilwoman Julie Killian on Tuesday's special election ballot.)

This Tuesday, April 24, 2018 is a special election to fill George Latimer's State Senate seat. Rye's Latimer vacated the seat last fall when he won his race for Westchester County Executive against the incumbent Rob Astorino.

Over three million has been spent on the tightly contested race, according to reports, as it represents a chance for State Democrats to gain control of the now GOP controlled State Senate. Rye's Julie Killian, running on the GOP ticket and who has served in Rye City Council, is pitted against Democrat Shelley Mayer, an Assemblywoman from Yonkers.

The New York Post endorsed Killian and The New York Daily News endorsed Mayer.

See the two face off during a candidate forum on April 9th on gun violence:

  1. A quick Google search will deliver multiple articles documenting the corruption histories of both candidates, effectively highlighting the empty ethics reform promises of state party leaders on both sides.

    MyRye readers have a wealth of public record investigative back-matter here to see Julie’s fealty to party over principal in Rye, while Shelly and another Shelly seem inexorably linked by the investigative work of the New York Times and the New York Daily News, two hardly ‘right-leaning’ newspapers.

    I’ll be skipping this election and I suspect I will not be alone. This may lead to the NY public employee union turnout powered victory of Mrs. Silver, er, Mayer. So be it.
    At least the increasingly toxic NYS GOP will be poorer for their efforts. And the next time they might think twice about taking that pile of Verizon/Crown Castle contribution money and then directing their locally elected minions to look away while their big donors attempt to subvert Rye residential property rights and property values.


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