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NY bribery scandal: In wake of Noramie Jasmin arrest, 7 already vying for Spring Valley mayor's seat
Months before filing for candidacy is even permitted, the seventh Spring Valley mayoral hopeful is set to announce his run this Saturday.
Miguelino Joseph, 24, a property manager who works for a not-for-profit organization in Brooklyn, is the latest Rocklander to step forward. He intends to make a formal announcement Saturday afternoon outside his childhood apartment on Eckerson Road.
The others are East Ramapo School Board member Bernard Charles, Ramapo Councilman Daniel Friedman, community activist Viliar Fonvil, and Spring Valley trustees Demeza Delhomma, Anthony Leon and Joseph Gross.
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Potential candidates start the five-week petition process in June and must submit the petition by July for a slot on the ballot. So far, all announced candidates have been Democrats. The primary is slotted for the beginning of September.
Spring Valley was rocked by the arrests of Mayor Noramie Jasmin and Deputy Mayor Joseph A. Desmaret on April 2. The two have been indicted on charges of racketeering, wire fraud and interference of interstate stemming from a long-reaching federal probe of alleged bribery and corruption.
Meanwhile, sources close to Jasmin have told Newsday that she has "every intention" of running for re-election in November.
"Everybody loves her," one source said. "She has the support of the people, and she knows that. She will run."