Elections Tuesday to decide town justice, clerk, county legislature

| 28 Sep 2011 | 03:01

    Warwick — Although there are no national or state races on the ballot, there are several county and local races to be decided in Tuesday’s elections. In Warwick, there are contests for town justice and town clerk. Two town councilmen are running unopposed, as is the receiver of taxes. Republican/Conservative party candidate Peter D. Barlet is looking to extend his 16-year tenure as the town’s justice. He is being challenged by Richard D. Farina, who is a village of Warwick justice and is running on the Democratic, Independence, and Working Families party lines. Vying for the $49,000 per year position of town clerk is Republican Marjorie “Meg” Quackenbush and Democrat Denise Bulnes. Mickey Shuback and Floyd DeAngelo are unopposed for their council seats. Brenda M. Faulls is also unopposed in her bid for reelection as receiver of taxes. The county legislative seats are all up for grabs as well, three that cover parts of Warwick. Incumbent Republican/Conservative Bernard Winstanley is being challenged by Democrat Cedric Glasper. Winstanley represents the 10th legislative district, which includes election districts 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 16, 18, 19, 21, 22, 25, 26, and 31. Michael R. Pillmeier, former Town of Warwick councilman, is seeking reelection, representing county legislative district 3. Pillmeier, a Republican and Conservative, is being challenged by Janne Sommer, an attorney from Warwick. The county’s third legislative district includes town election districts 1, 2, 3, 4, 12, 15, 17, 20, 23, 24, 27, 28, and 30. Republican Dimitrios Lambros faces Noel C. Spencer on the Democratic and Conservative lines. Lambros represents the county’s eighth legislative district, which includes election districts 6 and 29 in Warwick toward Sugar Loaf. County Executive Edward A. Diana faces off with Democrat Michael R. Edelstein. County Clerk Donna L. Benson is facing a challenge from Democrat Paula Medina. District Attorney Francis D. Phillips II is running unopposed on the Republican and Conservative line. Shaun P. Parker, also a Republican, is the sole candidate for county coroner. The battle for family court judge pits Republicans Lori J. Currier-Woods and Christine M. Krahulik against Debra J. Kiedaisch and Carla Wise. Two will be elected. Four state Supreme Court justice seats are up for grabs in the 9th judicial district. Polls are open Tuesday, Nov. 8, from 6 a.m. until 9 p.m. Anyone needing information on their polling place within in the Town of Warwick should call the Town Hall.