ALBANY -- The Democratic primary for a newly created state Assembly district in western Nassau County will be a three-way race, officials said Monday after two other hopefuls were disqualified because of ballot-petition errors.
Nassau County Elections Commissioner William T. Biamonte said the three candidates on the Sept. 13 ballot will be:
Michaelle Solages, a paralegal, librarian assistant at Hofstra University and the official party designee. She is the sister of Carrié Solages, a county legislator.
Milagros Vicente, who has been active in protests to save the Fifth Police Precinct in Nassau County.
Patricia Maher, president of the Merrick Avenue Civic Association and a former county legislature candidate.
Biamonte said candidates Patrick Emeagwali, a college professor and Elmont school board member, and Cristobal Stewart, a Valley Stream school board member, had turned in more than the 500 petition signatures needed to qualify for the ballot. But after legal challenges forced a review, each was left with fewer than 400 valid signatures, knocking them out of the contest.
Earlier this month, the elections board disqualified Monique Hardial-Swaby because of petition errors.