Spring Valley village trustee throws hat into ring for seat being vacated by Sen. Carlucci

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The race to fill state Sen. David Carlucci's seat is getting more crowded.

On Thursday, a Spring Valley village trustee threw his hat in the ring for the 38th District Senate seat.

Eudson Tyson-Francois is now jumping into the Democratic primary race to fill the seat being vacated by state Sen. David Carlucci.

Carlucci has joined the crowded race to replace retiring Hudson Valley Rep. Nita Lowey.

"As a local elected official who has been legislating laws of the village, I truly believe that I am capable, willing and ready to serve at the state level,” he says.

Four other Democrats have declared their candidacy for the Senate district seat, which includes most of Rockland County and parts of Westchester.

The other candidates are Clarkstown Town Clerk Justin Sweet, Nyack Village Trustee Elijah Melnick, Village of Ossining Zoning Board of Appeals member Tony Martinez and two-time Rockland County Executive candidate Vladimir Leon.

Francois says he likes his chances of winning.

"I'm gonna try and give it my best. I believe at the end of the day, the people will speak, and I hope they choose me as their representative at the state level at the 38th District," he says.

If he loses, Francois says he will serve out the remaining two years of his term on the Spring Valley Village Board of Trustees.

So far, no Republican has publicly announced their candidacy for the 38th District Senate seat.


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