Candidates 2017


 Judie Mirra - Carmel Town Board

             “As a lifelong teacher, I have dedicated myself to serving children, families, and community. Now that I have retired from that position, my goal is to serve Carmel as a member of the Town Board,” Judie Mirra announced.

            “Carmel is such a wonderful community. But I think we can do better.” Mirra plans to spend the next few months talking to as many residents as possible to determine what they need and how the Town government can better serve their needs.

            “I am particularly concerned about the safety of our children,” Mirra said. “The scourge of drug abuse is a serious threat to us all. As an educator,” she reflected,” I believe we need to do more to address this problem. The proposed town recreation center offers an opportunity for us to provide all our kids – athletes, artists, and tinkerers – with a safe, supportive environment for them to gather and grow. We need to plan it carefully so it delivers the greatest benefit to all members of the community.”

            Mirra and her family moved to Carmel from Yorktown eight years ago.  “I knew this would be the perfect place for my grandson to grow up,” she said glowingly, “and I was right!” Committed to her family, Mirra is especially in tune with the challenges that working mothers face and plans to reach out to them to identify ways to help them.

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 Robert L. Langley, Jr. - Putnam County Sheriff

     Robert. L. Langley, Jr is committed to Putnam County and has built his life around public service. He was raised in Carmel and graduated from the Mahopac Central School District. He makes his home on a small farm in Garrison with his wife, Lydia JA Langley, and is the founder and president of a private security company serving commercial and residential clients. Robert served with distinction in the Putnam County Sheriff’s department from 1984 until his retirement in 2007. As a Deputy, Robert served as a Criminal Investigator assigned to forensics and identification, as a member of the K-9 unit, and as a training officer in emergency communications. His experience reaches to every level in the Department, including patrol assignment and duty in the County correctional facility. He served in the Mahopac Volunteer Fire Department for 14 years, four as a line officer; seven years in the Garrison Volunteer Fire Company, five as line officer and two as chief; and two years in the Continental Village Fire Department in Philipstown.

     As Deputy Sheriff, Robert was commended for outstanding service to the citizens of Putnam County in 2002 and 2003, and twice in both 2004 and2005. His commendations recognized his compassionate service to the mentally ill, exemplary performance in narcotics investigations and arrests, saving the life of a fellow Deputy, and his apprehension of a driver who fled the scene after hitting a school bus. In 1995, Robert was selected as member of the elite unit that served as security detail to Pope John Paul II on his visit to Yonkers. In 2012, he was given the Meritorious Service Award and the Medal of Honor from the Garrison Fire Company, as well as commendation from the Putnam County Executive, for his single-handed rescue of a family trapped by rising tidal waters in Super Storm Sandy.

     Robert has a wide range of community-based interests and loves living in Putnam County. He enjoys being active on our trails and on the Hudson River. He and his wife are devoted to sustainable agricultural practices on their family farm; Robert is an avid beekeeper, as well. They are proponents of human rights protections and also volunteer their time and resources with various animal rescue organizations. Robert has two grown sons, one of whom serves in Putnam County’s Bureau of Emergency Services as a 911 dispatcher.

     Robert L. Langley, Jr will bring experience, excellence and integrity to the office of Putnam County Sheriff. He will give respect and honor to his Deputies, and will ask the same of them in their service to all residents of Putnam County. Robert is eager to meet with residents and organizations across the County between now and November 7th. He looks forward to earning your support. If you’d like to contact Robert, please send an email to


Honorable Christi J. Acker

Currently running for the Supreme Court in the Ninth Judicial District, Judge Christi J. Acker brings to the bench almost 25 years of legal experience as a town judge, court attorney, and litigator. Judge Acker is presently serving her 10th year as Town Justice for the town of Pine Plains in Dutchess County, having won election for three consecutive terms—each time running on both the Republican and Democratic lines. She has also been employed for the last 16 years as a Principal Court Attorney to County Court/Acting Supreme Court Justice James T. Rooney in Putnam County. Prior to this, Acker was engaged as a litigator in private practice, appearing in all levels of courts across the Ninth Judicial District. She has also worked part-time for the Putnam County Department of Social Services, where she prosecuted cases involving the abuse and neglect of children. 

 Throughout her legal career, Christi has worked hard to ensure that all participants in the legal process have a voice. As a judge and a law clerk, she knows the importance of giving all litigants an opportunity to be heard, so that a fair and impartial decision can be made.

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Anthony M. Williams - Putnam County Legislature


As Putnam County Legislator for Legislative District 2, covering most of the Town of Putnam Valley and a portion of neighboring Carmel, Anthony will be a true representative - returning accountability, transparency and open dialogue to the office ofCounty Legislator. Anthony will be the eyes of the people, the ears of the people and, finally, he will serve as the long-absent voice of the people.

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 in Business Management, Graphic Design, Information Technology and Professional Development. He has worked with noted Fortune 500 companies including: Random House Publishing, Sony Music, the Xerox Corporation, Lourdes Hospital, Barnes & Noble, and Lockheed Martin. He has also owned and operated two successful businesses himself. Additionally, Anthony has consulted for several private sector companies and not-for-profit agencies.

Educated at the University of California, Berkeley, the Walter A. Haas School of Business, and the Broome Leadership Institute, Anthonys roots are deeply ingrained in sustainable economic development and innovation. His life of service includes positions on numerous Boards and Commissions throughout the state, from the Putnam County Advisory Council, Broome County Public Library Board, Mental Health Association of the Southern Tier, and Greater Binghamton Chamber of Commerce to the Y.M.C.A., PTA and NAACP, to name but a few.

Anthony M. Williams has been endorsed by the Democratic and Working Families parties, as well as the Westchester-Putnam Central Labor Body (AFL-CIO).





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