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Vladimir Leon announces run for Rockland County exec
Spring Valley resident Vladimir Leon, a newcomer to the Rockland County political scene, announced Wednesday his run as the fifth candidate for the county executive seat that will be left vacant at the end of this year. Leon, a 37-year-old Democrat, said his educational background and knowledge of Rockland County -- which is facing a $96 million deficit -- will help bring it out of the red. "The...