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Jaffee Considering State Senate Run

by Cliff Weathers

Democrat Ellen Jaffee, who represents the 95th Assembly District, which includes Orangetown and part of Ramapo, told a gathering of top Rockland County Democrats that she is considering a run for State Senate. Jaffee indicated that she was approached by leaders in the State Senate to run. Jaffee said that she will decide to run in a matter of days. She has no notable opponents for her State Assembly seat.

Other State Senate candidates include Clarkstown Town Clerk David Carlucci, Tuxedo Town Supervisor Peter Dolan, and State Parole Officer Grant Valentine.

On the Republican side, Rockland County Executive C. Scott Vanderhoef is expected to run. However, a local Tea Party movement is rumored to be fielding its own candidate in the event of a Vanderhoef candidacy.

Long-time Republican Senator Thomas P. Morahan announced he will not seek reelection earlier this week.

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