The Lima Democratic Committee held its Town Caucus on Thursday, September 14, at the Lima Town Hall. Jane Dodds, current Democratic Chair, and GiGi Correll, incoming Chair, reported that there were two nominations for Lima Town Supervisor, both seeking cross-endorsement, as they are each candidates on other party lines. Only Democrats can nominate and vote in the Democratic Caucus. Nominees were Mike Falk (C) and Colleen Allen (R).
Each candidate addressed the group to share their goals and qualifications. By a 2:1 margin, Colleen Allen won the endorsement. Ms. Allen’s depth of experience with Lima Town and Village Planning Boards, Board of Assessment Review, and her community involvement, were touted by her supporters. Some were confident that her fiscal expertise regarding commercial, government and non-profit organizations would be an asset to the Livingston County Board of Supervisors, as well as the Town of Lima.
Allen will appear on the Democratic line on the ballot November 7. Dodds reminded attendees that there will also be three Statewide Propositions on the back of the Ballot: One, a question, asking voters to choose whether or not to hold a Constitutional Convention, a second regarding an amendment to reducing public pension benefits of persons convicted of crimes, and the third amending land use regulations in State Forest preserves. Dodds urged voters to visit http://www.elections.ny.gov for details on the Propositions. Jane also reported that the Livingston County Democratic Committee is working with the other 7 County Committees in the NY27th Congressional district, along with four local Indivisible groups, to mobilize voters for the 2018 Congressional race.