BEACON, N.Y. -- Mayor Randy Casale is running for a second term, with Ron Ray standing in his way.
Casale, a Republican, was first elected in 2011 and is a lifelong resident of Beacon. He worked for the Beacon Highway Department for 32 years, later becoming highway superintendent while also serving as junior varsity basketball coach for Beacon High School.
Before becoming mayor, Casale served on the city council, representing the Third Ward from 2008 to 2011.
Ray, a Democrat, served one-term on the Dutchess County Board of Legislators and was housing commissioner for Beacon. Ray also served in the US Army, Army National Guard and as an officer with the New York State Department Of Corrections.
Ward 1 will see incumbent Democrat Peggy Ross face Republican challenger Diane Spiak-Pisanelli.
Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 3.
Ward 2 will see incumbent Charles Kelly, running on the Green, Republican and Working Families parties facing Democrat Omar Harper. Harper defeated Kelly in a September primary for the Democrat line.
Ward 3 will see incumbent Democrat Pamela Wetherbee face Republican challenger William Irizarry.
Ward 4 will see incumbent Democrat Ali Muhammed face Samantha Tseng of the Beacon Works party.
Democratic incumbents Lee Kyriacou and George Mansfield face Republican challenger Chris Olson for two at-large seats on the council
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