GREENBURGH, NY - After 21 years on the job, Paul Feiner 's town supervisor position will be put on the line yet again in the reelection. His Democratic and Republican opponents will be announced on Friday, but as of Wednesday afternoon, no one is opposing him, said the Westchester County Board of Elections .
"As much as I had wanted to and planned to, I was forced to pull out," said Tom Bock , a former New York State Assembly candidate. "I really wanted to kick his butt. We've had 20 years of nothing but the same."
While potential opponents have until Thursday at 5 p.m. to file in person or by mail, it is possible for Feiner to run uncontested, the Board of Elections said Wednesday.
"It doesn't aggravate me when someone runs against me," Feiner said. "Contested elections are what democracy is all about."
Going door-to-door and campaigning outside supermarkets helped Feiner earn 3,700 signatures for his reelection, which he filed Monday. Only 1,100 were needed for a spot on the ballot.
Feiner is running alongside Town Clerk Judith Beville and Town Judge Arlene Gordon-Oliver.
Beville is running for another term, and already has an opponent for the Democratic primary. Throughout her term, she managed to increase services to the town with a smaller staff than in previous years. Gordon-Oliver was elected in 2007 and began her four-year term in January 2008.
The Democratic primary will take place on September 13 with the election culminating on November 8.
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