The League of Women Voters of Putnam County, supported by the Putnam County Chambers of Commerce, is hosting a forum next Monday for candidates seeking elected office Nov. 5.
The event starts at 6:30 p.m. in Casey Hall of Carmel High School, 30 Fair St. After making short opening statements, candidates will answer questions submitted in writing from the audience.
These are the candidates expected to participate and the offices they are seeking:
— Carl Albano, a Republican, and Scott Friedman, a Democrat, for Putnam County Legislature District 5, parts of Kent, Carmel and Patterson. Albano, who is the incumbent, is also on the Conservative and Independence party lines.
— Roger Gross, a Republican and the incumbent, and John McCarron Jr., a Democrat, for Putnam County Legislature District 6, Southeast. Gross is also on the Conservative Party line.
— Bernie Kosberg, a Democrat, and Kevin Wright, a Republican, for Putnam County Legislature District 9, an open seat that includes the town of Carmel and hamlet of Mahopac. Wright is also on the Conservative and Independence party lines, and Kosberg is also on the Working Families Party line.
— Kathy Doherty, a Republican (incumbent), and Maureen Fleming, a Democrat, for Kent town supervisor.
— Lou Tartaro, a Republican (incumbent) running on the GOP and Independence lines, Paul Denbaum, a Republican, Bill Huestis, who is on the Conservative Party line, and Janis Bolbrock, who is running on the Independence Party line, for Kent town board. Two seats are up for election.
— Kevin Burns, an incumbent who is running on the Democratic and Conservative party lines, Luz Shulgin, who is on the Democratic, Independence and Working Families lines, Christopher Van Name, who is on the Republican line, and Peter Dandreano, who is running on the Republican, Conservative and Independence party lines, for Patterson Town Board. Two seats are up for election.
— Candidates for state Supreme Court justice will also make presentations.
The candidates running for sheriff, Carmel supervisor, Carmel Town Board, Philipstown supervisor, Putnam Valley supervisor, Southeast Town Board and Brewster trustee are uncontested. There are four candidates for two seats on the Philipstown Town Board and three candidates for two seats on the Putnam Valley Town Board. There are two candidates for Brewster mayor.