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Three independents file to run in 19th CD

Aug 01, 2018 7:45 am
Ariél Zangla is reporting for the Daily Freeman three independent candidates have filed petitions to run for the 19th Congressional District seat, election officials said July 31. Petitions for for Luisa Parker, of Callicoon, were filed July 27; petitions for Diane Neal, of Hurley, and Dal LaMagna, of Clinton, were filed July 31, according to the state Board of Elections. Parker's name will appear on the “Making the I’mpossible Possible” party line, while Neal will be on the “Friends of Diane Neal” line, and LaMagna will be on the “Hudson Valley Happiness” line. Objections to the petitions still can be filed. Parker is the prevention services coordinator for Catholic Charities Prevention Services of Orange and Sullivan counties. Neal is an actress best known for her roles on NBC’s “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” and CBS’ “NCIS.” LaMagna founded the Tweezerman company, which he sold in 2005. In addition to the independents, incumbent first-term U.S. Rep. John Faso, a Republican from Kinderhook, is being challenged by Democrat Antonio Delgado of Rhinebeck, Green Party candidate Steve Greenfield of New Paltz and Libertarian Party candidate Victoria Alexander of Dutchess County. Election Day is November 6. Read the full story in the Daily Freeman.