Candidates vying for 17th Congressional District seat sound off at town hall

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There are four Democratic candidates in the race to replace longtime Rep. Nita Lowey, and three of them squared off Thursday night at a town hall.

Rockland attorney Mondaire Jones, state Assemblyman David Buchwald, and Sen. David Carlucci touched on issues including gun violence at the event at SUNY Purchase.

"We need to take some of the measures we've adopted here in New York and take them nationwide," said Buchwald, "So we can have finally a country where people don't have to go to school fearing that they won't come home."

On low property taxes, Sen. Carlucci said that, "Repealing the disastrous SALT policy that Trump has pushed through our property taxes have to be managed."

The environment was also a topic, where Mondair said, "I'm part of a generation that stands to inherit a planet that is devastated by climate catastrophe. I think that's something that politicians, career politicians, folks that have been in office often, have failed to address."

So far, no Republicans have formally announced they are running for the 17th Congressional District seat.

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