Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Wal-Mart Opponents Win in Rockland

As the Journal News reports today two big opponents of the Wal-Mart in Monsey emerged victorius. Legislator Ellen Jaffee defeated David Fried, who also ran on an anti Wal-Mart platform, and Spring Valley attorney Bruce Levine ousted incumbent legislator Alden Wolfe on a vigorous campaign to defeat the Walmonster.

In fact, as the JN reports, voters commenting on the race mentioned the fact that Levine was against the development as a reason for their vote. As one voter told the News, "'There are just so many projects upcoming, like Wal-Mart'...'so I'm kind of interested in people who are opposed to that.'"

It remains to be seen if Ramapo supervisor Chris St. Lawrence sees the handwriting on the wall on all of this. Count on our effort to clarify this issue for him as he approaches his own election cycle.