Meet Your 2017 Putnam Valley Democratic Candidates

Cast Your Vote on November 7, 2017
Last Day to Register for this Election is October 13, 2017

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Anthony Williams for County Legislator

Putnam County is a beautiful place to live. Anthony M. Williams wants to make it even better. Anthony will be a true representative - returning accountability, transparency and open dialogue to the office of County Legislator for Legislative District 2.

A dedicated husband and loving father of six, Anthony plays an active role in his community where he is a member of the Putnam Valley Democratic Committee, Putnam Valley Historical
Society, Lake Peekskill Civic Association, Friends of the Putnam Valley Library, and the newly expanding Westchester-Putnam Salvation Army. In addition to being a real estate investor and landlord with properties throughout New York State, he has proven himself to be an outstanding leader and businessman with more than 25 years of experience.

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Gina Capone for Town Justice

Judge Gina Capone is currently serving her fourth term as Town Justice encompassing 16 years of service to the Town of Putnam Valley.

Gina has a general law practice here in Putnam Valley since 1997.  Gina is a graduate of Pace University (Magna Cum Laude) with a Political Science Major and Criminal Justice Minor and graduate of Pace Law School where she was a member of the Moot Court.

Professional membership includes Putnam County Magistrate’s Association and Putnam County Bar Association.  Gina has been a resident of Putnam Valley for 25 years.

Judge Capone has the experience necessary to continue serving the residence of Putnam Valley.


Sam oliverio for town supervisor

From his service as a Platoon Leader in the U.S. Army, though his administrative positions in the Putnam Valley School System and his combined 25 years of governmental service (5 years as a Putnam Valley Councilman and 18 years as a Putnam County Legislator and 2 years as Putnam Valley Town Supervisor) Sam has demonstrated true leadership, commitment and caring for all of the residents of Putnam Valley.  Go to for Sam’s Resume and list of Town/County/accomplishments.

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Wendy Whetsel for town board

Wendy Whetsel is an experienced member of Putnam Valley’s town board. She initiated and supported a town-wide oil co-op which now provides more competitive oil prices for residents. She worked hard to successfully protect Peekskill Hollow Road from unwanted and unnecessary expansion. She has consistently supported sustainable economic development for our town and worked hard to bring down tax impacts to residents.

Wendy and her husband Bill have lived on Mill Street in Putnam Valley since 1980, in the John Paulding House which was built in 1763. She initiated the flagging of historic homes in town. She was a founder and first President of the Putnam Valley Residents Coalition in 2001. PVRC was created to bring awareness to the town of the fact that over 800 housing units were being proposed in Putnam Valley.

Wendy is also a member of the Putnam Valley Grange 841, supporting the local agricultural community. She loves working with her friends and neighbors supporting Putnam Valley’s rural character and historic background.

Other accomplishments include:: 

  • Co-Founder of Hollowbrook WaterWatch
  • Past Co-Chair of Putnam County Sustainable Energy Committee
  • Pushed to reinstate Ethics Board
  • Helped to bring in Electronic Recycling Trailer
  • Pushed to bring in Medication Take back Box at Town Hall
  • Helped to Establish Tompkins Corners Cultural Center
  • Brought in PV Hop, a Co-op, to help reduce oil costs to residents
  • Re-energized the Commission on the Conservation of the Environment
  • Got the County to install a guardrail on Mill Street

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