MEET THE CANDIDATES
VOTE TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2019
Warwick Town Justice
Christine Stage is a 37-year resident of Warwick. For more than 30 years, Christine prosecuted child abuse and neglect cases for the County Attorney’s Office. She is currently in private practice in Warwick where she handles family court and criminal cases. Christine is a former president of the Orange County Bar Association and is a vice president of the Women's Bar Association of Orange and Sullivan County. She is currently the treasurer and former president of the Warwick Lions Club, past president of the Warwick Jaycees and the Pine Island PTA.
Warwick Town Council
As your councilman, Corey Bachman will work with Supervisor Sweeton and the other members to bring fresh, new ideas and develop alternative ways to promote and engage our community. His background and experience will provide a unique and insightful addition — helping to move Warwick into the future and provide generational leadership for the years ahead.
A village of Warwick resident, he is a small businessman, a digital marketing director, and a former television news reporter. He received his B.S. in journalism and telecommunications. Corey also actively volunteers with the Warwick Historical Society and supports other civic groups in the area.
As an investigative journalist, he covered both local and national politics and observed responsible government in action and up close. In his function as a community watchdog, he has seen what works and what does not work in good government. In short, our representatives could be doing so much more.
He is fiscally responsible and knows all too well about the heavy tax burden in Warwick. As a homeowner, however, Corey wants to see our tax dollars put to work in our community — updated amenities in our town parks, sidewalks for our children to walk safely to and from school, and viable transportation options for our seniors.
He believes we should protect and preserve the natural beauty of our historical sites and farmland in and around our town and adopt a more strategic and sustainable housing and business development plan.
We desperately need additional crosswalks, recycling receptacles, public restrooms, righthand turn lanes, longterm road/pothole repairs, and enhanced safety measures throughout each of our three villages.
Corey plans to spearhead a sidewalk restoration and infrastructure planning assessment throughout each village. He will organize more community-wide trash cleanups and create Repair Cafe-style initiatives to assist homeowners, especially seniors, with little to no-cost, smaller-scale housing projects and remodeling.
Corey will create WARWICK FIRST, a partnership between local farmers, craftsmen, and businesses to promote Warwick-grown produce, dairy, and goods at farmer's markets and Hudson Valley merchants. This will help support our farming communities and address the encroachment of excessive development.
He hopes to introduce digital adoption campaigns and shelter fundraising efforts for the Warwick Valley Humane Society.
Corey believes state-of-the-art updates are needed for our parks, especially the basketball court and playground in Kings Estates.
With his background, he will utilize the town's website, social media channels, hometown newspapers, and other marketing platforms to better inform and engage the community about upcoming events, proposals, and initiatives. We need more transparency and assistance from our local government to help citizens access town-wide resources and benefits.
Times have changed. We need public servants who will listen to constituents, advocate for them, and have the energy, determination and resolve to address the issues that impact every single one of us. It would be his honor and privilege to serve you.
Warwick Town Council
Patricia ‘Pat’ McMillan has been a resident and small-business owner in the valley for nearly 20 years. Pat earned a B.S. in Accounting and went on to receive her MBA from Columbia University and her CPA. During her 30+ years in financial services, Pat managed multi-billion dollar portfolios for large and mid-sized companies and helped investors fund affordable housing initiatives. Locally, Pat is a consultant to individuals and small businesses, providing tax and management advice. Her experience has taught her the importance of fiscal fairness and prepared Pat for the unique challenge of encouraging sustainable, economic development opportunities in Warwick.
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