Challenger aims to unseat veteran WC legislator

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As Election Day approaches, one Westchester County legislator is hoping to keep the seat he's held for more than a decade, while his opponent is hoping the people are ready for change.

Ruth Walter is a small business owner and mom. She wants new blood in the Legislature.

Leg. Gordon Burrows has held his position for 14 years. He is running along four party lines -- Republican, conservative, Independent and Serve America Movement, or SAM.

The two both say they want to focus on environmental issues and on combating intense flooding in the district. But they disagree on how they'd support small businesses using the district's tax dollars.

Walter says Burrows needs to show up to meetings to get things done. The incumbent legislator says he's been to at least 85% of meetings in the past two years.

Polls open on Tuesday at 6 a.m. and close at 9 p.m.

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