Ossining Chamber of Commerce to hold candidates forum Oct. 21

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The Greater Ossining Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Candidate’s Night 7 p.m. Oct. 21 in the auditorium of the Ossining Public Library, 53 Croton Ave. The focus of this year’s event is business in the Ossining community.

A total of five candidates for local, state or federal office have agreed to participate. Among them are Victoria Gearity and William Hanauer for Ossining town mayor. Hanauer is in his fourth term as mayor. Gearity, a town trustee, beat Hanauer in a Democratic primary last month. Gearity is running on the Democratic and Independence party lines and Hanauer has the Working Families Party line.

Chris Day, who is challenging U.S. Rep. Nita Lowey to represent District 17, will attend the event. Day is the son of Rockland County Executive Ed Day. Lowey was first elected in 1988. Lowey is a Democrat from Harrison.

Two candidates who are attending the event are unopposed. Assemblywoman Sandra Galef, D-Ossining, has the Democratic, Working Families and Independence Party lines. The other is Omar Herrera, who is running for one of two spots on the Ossining Village Board. He is running on the Democratic and Working Families party lines.

The event is a question-and-answer forum, not a debate. Community residents can submit questions to the Chamber of Commerce at info@ossiningchamber.org. They must be received no later than Oct. 16. No questions will be taken from the audience on Candidate’s Night. For more information, email the chamber or call 914-941-0009

(Journal News file photos of Mayor William Hanauer and Trustee Victoria Gearity.)

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