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Political newcomer and Tea Party Candidate Dr. Steve Katz of Yorktown is the apparent winner in Tuesday night's Republican primary. With 90% of the vote tallied, Katz was leading former Southeast Town Justice Jim Borkowski by 177 votes.
Katz, a veterinarian with a practice in the Bronx, has campaigned on a platform of fiscal responsibility, transparency and accountability.
More allegations are swirling in the 99th Assembly District Race. This time, it's among the two Republican candidates seeking to be on the November ballot.
Republican and Tea Party candidate Dr. Steven Katz of Yorktown Thursday accused his opponent, former Southeast Town Justice Jim Borkowski of attempting to get information from Katz's attorney about an ongoing malpractice suit involving Katz which was filed in the Bronx. Katz maintains the move was unethical, citing client confidentiality, and that the Borkowski could've accessed the information at the Bronx Clerk's office, rather than by asking his attorney.
Said Katz, "You would've thought that he would've known better. I'm very disappointed that someone like this, who was a former judge and attorney, should not know better than to commit an unethical act such as this. Client-attorney confidentiality is considered sacred."
Yorktown resident and 99th Assembly District Candidate Dr. Steven Katz announced a 6 point plan today that he promises to implement if elected to the seat being vacated by Greg Ball.
Former Southeast Town Justice Jim Borkowski announced Wednesday that he is abandoning his bid for the 99th District State Senate Seat that's being vacated by Vincent Leibell and now plans to run for the 40th District State Assembly Seat that's currently held by Greg Ball. Ball is running for the Senate Seat in the 99th District.
Borkowski cited "Party unity" as the reason for switching the race.
Said Borkowski, "Everything is on the line this year. We(Republicans) must take back the New York State Senate." He added, "My participation in a three-way primary will only forestall a strong General Election Campaign to defeat the Democrats, hurting our changes of re-taking the New York State Senate." Republicans Greg Ball and Somers Town Supervisor Mary Beth Murphy remain in the race. Westchester County Legislator Michael Kaplowitz is the declared candidate on the Democratic side.
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