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Rolison, Johnson, Levinson On Ballot For Pougkheepsie Mayor

Rob Rolison, Randy Johnson and Kenneth Levinson are running for Mayor of Poughkeepsie.
Rob Rolison, Randy Johnson and Kenneth Levinson are running for Mayor of Poughkeepsie. Photo Credit: File Photo

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- Poughkeepsie residents will have three people on the ballot when they go to elect a mayor on Tuesday, Nov. 3.

Randy Johnson is running on the Democratic line. Johnson currently serves on the Poughkeepsie Board of Education.

Johnson said the city needs to fix its financial situation and said he would introduce a two-year zero-based budget, according to the Poughkeepsie Journal. Johnson said he wants to make Poughkeepsie a place where businesses want to come and people want to work, according to the Journal.

Rob Rolison is running on the Republican line, having served on the Dutchess County Board of Legislators since 2003. He was on the Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department for 26 years.

Rolison said he wants to make Poughkeepsie safer, cleaner and stronger, according to the Journal, including providing officers with the resources they need to fight crime.

Levinson is running on the Senior Rights line, having lost in the Democratic primary to Johnson.

Christopher Petsas is running unopposed for city councilman in Ward 1. In Ward 2, Democrat Mike Young faces Steve Planck, who is running on the Independence Party line.

Lorraine Johnson is running unopposed in Ward 3. In Ward 4, Republican incumbent Lee Klein faces Democrat Nina Boyd.

In Ward 5, Democrat incumbent Ann Perry faces Republican Yvonne Flowers. In Ward 6, incumbent ShaRon Flowers of the Working Families Party faces Democrat Natasha Cherry and Republican Donde McIlwee.

In Ward 7, Randall Johnson II is running unopposed. In Ward 8, Democrat incumbent Tracy Hermann faces Republican Noreen Martin.

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