Statement from SAM NY State Party Chair Michael Volpe on Chestnut Ridge Village Trustee Election Results

Candidates Anthony L. Shaut and Steven “Jeff” Wasserman, were the first local candidates to appear on the newly created SAM Party ballot line

“For too long, democracy in New York has been limited to two parties that force candidates into partisan camps that divide our communities and our state. Tonight, we began to take back our democracy with the candidacies of Anthony Shaut and Jeff Wasserman in the Chestnut Ridge Village Trustee election. While they were unsuccessful in their run for elected office, we are proud to have chosen then as the first candidates to run on our line. Anthony and Jeff ran on a positive, inclusive message, with common sense policies that bring people together. and we look forward to having more candidates supporting these same high ideals on the SAM line in the future.”

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