State Supreme Court judge deals major blow to reelection chances for Clarkstown town supervisor

Judge Amy Puerto ruled the statute of limitations to challenge the law expired more than eight years ago when the law was first written, and that a law needs at least four of the town's five board members - or a supermajority - to be overturned.

Lee Danuff

Mar 16, 2023, 12:21 AM

Updated 459 days ago

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A State County Supreme Court judge dealt a major blow to Clarkstown Town Supervisor George Hoehmann's reelection chances.
Hoehmann filed a lawsuit against the town and two board members last December in an effort to overturn the local law capping elected officials from serving more than eight consecutive years - effectively blocking Hoehmann from running again.
Judge Amy Puerto ruled the statute of limitations to challenge the law expired more than eight years ago when the law was first written, and that a law needs at least four of the town's five board members - or a supermajority - to be overturned.
This effectively nullifies the board's 3-2 vote tossing out term limits late last year.
News 12 reached out to Hoehmann and the town attorney for a comment but hasn't heard back.
The next regularly scheduled town council meeting is on March 28 at 7  p.m.


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