Allen Beals, a retired obstetrician-gynecologist who now runs a heritage turkey farm in Putnam Valley, will run for the Putnam County Legislature, his campaign announced today. He will seek to unseat Legislator Sam Oliverio, D-Putnam Valley.
Beals has been endorsed by the Republican and Conservative Independence parties, according to his announcement.
Many may know Dr. Beals, sometimes referred to as the “Turkey Man”, as the hardworking family man and owner of Willow Ridge Farm. But, what they may not realize is his exceptional background in business, law, and government. Dr. Beals has the experience of creating a thriving private practice in gynecology. He is an environmental advocate who has served on the Soil and Water Conservation Board. As a businessman, he has the skills and knowledge that will carry Putnam County to a better future.
He plans to make a formal announcement at 10 a.m. Saturday (July 16) at Putnam Valley Town Hall, 265 Oscawana Lake Road.
Oliverio is seeking a sixth term. Along with the Democratic endorsement, he has also been endorsed by the Conservatives. If he wins, it will be his last term because of the county’s recently enacted term-limits law.