Election season is well underway and local candidates are gearing up for upcoming primary elections.
Bedford’s Peter Michaelis, who has received the endoresments of Westchester’s Republican and Conservative parties, is facing off against North Salem’s Lisa Douglas, who is running in the Sept. 13 GOP primary.
Both criticize the fiscal policies of incumbent Peter Harckham (D-Katonah), however, they are out convincing voters who is a better fit to oppose him.
Michaelis has stated his support for the economic policies of Republican County Executive Rob Astorino, and has called for lower county taxes. Douglas, meanwhile, has argued that Michaelis is not conservative enough, and wants to provide a contested primary. Michaelis has been endorsed by local Republican committees in Mount Kisco, Bedford, Lewisboro and Pound Ridge, while Douglas has backing from GOP officials in North Salem and Somers.
Do you have questions for your candidates? Ask them in the comments below, or email them to Lisa Buchman, Bedford Katonah Patch editor, or Tom Auchterlonie, Chappaqua-Mt. Kisco editor. We’ll include them in the questions we ask the candidates to answer in advance of the primary election.