By Dan Hust
SULLIVAN COUNTY If you live in the townships of Bethel, Lumberland, Neversink or Tusten, you may have a primary election this Thursday, September 13.
Though locations will be different, all polls will be open from Noon-9 p.m. that day.
For more information on any of these races, contact the Sullivan County Board of Elections at 807-0400.
Bethel’s registered Democrats will be asked to choose their candidate for an open town board seat either Lillian Hendrickson or William Gloor.
Whomever wins will challenge the holder of that seat, Councilman Bob Blais, in November.
Polls will be open at the Duggan Community Center in White Lake.
Conservatives in Lumberland will have the chance to pick their candidate for an open town board seat.
Martha Tully and David Leamon are vying for the Conservative line, but since Tully already has the Democratic and Independent endorsements and Leamon the Republicans', the two will again challenge one another in November for the currently vacant seat.
Voting will be at the Lumberland Town Hall in Glen Spey.
The redistricting of NYS Assembly seats, coming into effect in January, will leave Neversink as the sole Sullivan County township outside of Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther’s constituency.
Thus, both Republicans and Conservatives in Neversink will need to decide who their candidates will be to represent them in the redrawn 101st Assembly District.
For Republicans, the choice will be between Brian Maher and Claudia Tenney.
Conservatives will also have Tenney as a choice, along with an opportunity to ballot (write-in) for Maher.
Choices will be made at the Neversink Town Hall in Grahamsville, Neversink Firehouse in Neversink and the Willowemoc Baptist Church.
Tusten Republicans will determine whether Kathleen Michell or Ned Lang will run in November for the open town board seat currently held by Andrea Reynosa. Reynosa herself plans to run for the position in the fall and will face whomever wins Thursday’s primary.
Voting will be at the Tusten Town Hall in Narrowsburg.