Low-key elections in Warwick features contests for town justice and clerk

| 28 Sep 2011 | 03:00

    WARWICK-Tuesday, Nov. 8 is election day. Locally in the town of Warwick, two races are being contested — 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. Karen Lavinski, who has served as the town clerk for 15 years, is retiring at the end of December. Vying for this $49,000 per year position is Republican Marjorie Quackenbush and Democrat Denise Bulnes. Mickey Shuback and Floyd DeAngelo are running unopposed for their town board seats. Brenda M. Faulls also is unopposed in her bid for reelection as receiver of taxes. There are several county races as well. Three county legislative offices are up for grabs. • Incumbent Republican/Conservative Bernard Winstanley is being challenged by Democrat Cedric Glasper for his legislative seat. 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 to his seat in the county, representing district 3. Pillmeier, a Republican and Conservative, is being challenged by Janne Sommer, an attorney from Warwick. The third legislative district includes election districts 1, 2, 3, 4, 12, 15, 17, 20, 23, 24, 27, 28, and 30. • Republican incumbent Dimitrios Lambros faces a challenge from Chester Town Board member Noel C. Spencer on the Democratic and Conservative lines. He represents the 8th legislative district, which includes election districts 6 and 29 in Warwick. Elsewhere in the county, County Executive Edward A. Diana faces Democrat Michael R. Edelstein in his reelection bid. County Clerk Donna L. Benson is being challenged by 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 incumbent Family Court Judge Debra J. Kiedaisch and Carla Wise, both Democrats. Two will be elected. Four state Supreme Court justice seats are up for grabs in the 9th judicial district. Republicans are Stewart Rosenwasser, Matthew J. Byrne, Jonathan Lippman and Joseph S. Alessandro. William A. Kelly and Lewis Lubell are the Democrats. Lippman and Alessandro are also on the Democratic line, as well as the Independence and Conservative lines. Polls are open on 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.