Battle for Eastchester supervisor seat

(07/17/03) EASTCHESTER - The battle between Republican candidates for the Eastchester Town Supervisor seat is heating up, with both candidates confident they will be victorious in the primaries.

Incumbent Jim Cavanaugh is fighting for a sixth, 2-year term while fellow Republican Town Councilman Tony Colavita Jr. is showing signs of being a strong challenger.

Cavanaugh hopes his stance on issues like taxes and spending will prompt voters to dispel the idea of change and lead him to victory. "I have a proven record at keeping taxes down," says Cavanaugh. "I've kept it to 3 percent over nine years. I think that's pretty good."

On the other hand, Colavita says he can do better. An attorney who grew up in Eastchester, Colavita says he believes controlling taxes is the top town issue but doesn't think Cavanaugh has been tough enough on keeping spending down.

The winner of the GOP Primary will face Democrat P.S. Denning in the November general election.

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