The vote, which appeared to be unanimous, sealed Day into the candidacy along with Donna Held, who will be running on the Republican ticket for county clerk. Day’s will face the winner of a crowded field of Democrats, including Suffern Mayor Dagan Lacorte, former Spring Valley Judge David Fried, Rockland County Legislator Ilan Schoenberger, and Spring Valley resident Vladimir Leon.
Rockland GOP Chairman Vincent Reda expressed hope that Day would win the race, explaining the infighting between Democratic candidates showed their party was “in disarray” and unable to unite behind a single candidate.
In accepting the nomination, Day said, “We all yearn for simple things: Belief in our leaders. Integrity within government. Efficient delivery of services. Reasonable taxes. An ability to focus on our day to day lives without the added worry that our government does not have our back as it should. I’m here to tell you that these things are achievable, that we have it within ourselves to rise up and cast off the heavy weight bearing down on us. We should not feel downcast and defeated, we should feel optimistic and ready to fight, and we have every reason to feel this way. The answer to our problems is within this community and within each of us; all it will take is honest, forthright, and dedicated leadership to bring it to fruition. I am prepared to step forward and provide that leadership.”
Read Day’s entire acceptance speech here: http://www.electday.com/2013/05/09/ed-day-county-executive-nomination-acceptance-speech/