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Peekskill League Of Women Voters Asked To Sponsor Debate

Peekskill Democratic candidates, from left, Andre Rainey, Kathleen Talbot, Ken Martin and Vivian McKenzie have asked for the debate.
Peekskill Democratic candidates, from left, Andre Rainey, Kathleen Talbot, Ken Martin and Vivian McKenzie have asked for the debate. Photo Credit: Contibuted

PEEKSKILL, N.Y. -- Peekskill Democrats have sent a letter to the Westchester County League of Women Voters asking them to host a public debate for candidates in the upcoming election.

In an effort to get a debate scheduled ahead of the 2015 election for mayor and Common Council in Peekskill, Democratic candidate for mayor Ken Martin along with Councilwomen Kathleen Talbot and Vivian McKenzie and Andre Rainey, candidate for Common Council, sent a letter officially requesting the nonpartisan Westchester County League of Women Voters host and moderate a debate for the city.

The league has a long history of hosting and moderating debates and forums regionally, including the debate between Republican County Executive Rob Astorino and his Democratic opponent, New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson, a recent GOP primary debate in Putnam County, and the public hearing on the charter school proposal in Peekskill .

“Peekskill residents deserve an honest, thoughtful, and well-run debate and there is no organization in Westchester County or the nation better at it than the League of Women Voters,” said Martin,

While the League is already committed to a host of candidate forums and debates throughout the county, Martin and running mates urged the organization to find the time and made a commitment to work within their schedule.

They have not received a response from the league yet.

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