Somers town supervisor running for state Senate

Somers Town Supervisor Mary Beth Murphy threw her hat into the ring today by announcing a run for state Senate in the 40th district.

Murphy says she wants to serve in the mold of the current senator, Vincent Leibell, who isn't seeking re-election. He is running for Putnam County executive on the Republican ticket.

The race for Leibell's seat has recently gotten crowded. On Monday, Republican Assemblyman Greg Ball joined the fray, followed by Westchester County Legislator Mike Kaplowitz.

Both men say they welcome additional candidates.

"I hope more people get into the field and we have a great discussion," Ball said.

Jim Borkowski, a Putnam County attorney, says he will be joining the race next week.

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