Merry Go Round for Clarkstown council’s fifth seat

Brand new councilwoman Valerie Moldow (R) announced her resignation from the Clarkstown Town Board last week after serving only three months in the position vacated by Supervisor George Hoehmann following his ascension to the town’s executive position. Moldow cited unexpected personal reasons for her resignation.

Taking her place is Adrienne Carey (R), appointed at this week’s board meeting. Carey, a Registered Nurse Administrator, community leader, and mother of four, was selected from a list of qualified applicants submitted by the Supervisor’s Screening Committee.

“We are proud to have Adrienne as a member of the board and that the people of Clarkstown have full representation,” Supervisor Hoehmann said. “A Nanuet resident, Adrienne is a recognized nursing professional and an individual with a deep commitment to public service.  I look forward to working with her as we continue to make Clarkstown a better place to live, work, and raise a family.”

“I am honored for the opportunity to represent the great people of Clarkstown as the newest council member,” said Mrs. Carey.  “I look forward to collaborating with a hardworking board to promote positive change for the community while making local government more efficient and accountable to the people I now serve.”

Meanwhile the Democrats are gearing up for a run at the seat, announcing Dan Caprara as the party-endorsed candidate for the final year of Hoehmann’s unexpired term. “I want to thank the many citizens of Clarkstown who supported my last campaign. After attending last night’s town board meeting and hearing the Republican councilmen renege and twist campaign promises, it’s become clear that our town needs a voice for the people.  I’m ready to formally declare my candidacy for the Town Board and I’m ready to stand up and fight for the hard-working taxpayers of Clarkstown,” said Caprara.

Caprara, a Verizon employee, is an officer in the Communications Workers of America and volunteers for numerous community non-profit organizations including Keep Rockland Beautiful, Hi-Tor Animal Shelter, Habitat for Humanity Home for Heroes, and Meals on Wheels. He also serves as a member of the Clarkstown Auxiliary Police Force and volunteers at Strawtown Elementary, where his sons attend school.

“I am thrilled Dan Caprara has decided to run for the town board and know he will work hard for the community,” said Clarkstown Democratic Chairwoman Stephanie Hausner, who also serves on the town board. The board is dominated 4-1 by Republican/Reform candidates.

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