Two Democrats are vying in the September 13th New York State primary election for the opportunity to face the Republican incumbent, State Senator Terrance Murphy (Yorktown), who will be pursuing his second Albany term representing the 40th district in November’s general election. The district includes Sleepy Hollow, Briarcliff, and 12 other Westchester communities, as well as towns in Dutchess and Putnam Counties. The challengers are Alison Boak, a Pound Ridge resident, and Andrew Falk, who lives in Patterson in Putnam County.
Boak has served on the Pound Ridge Board, and has been encouraging woman to run for elected offices in New York, as a member of a “Run With Hillary” Group. Falk has previously run for state assemblyman and Patterson Town Supervisor. Both Boak and Falk have been critical of Murphy’s tenure as senator.