Williams eyes Democratic ticket for county clerk

Longtime incumbent Tim Idoni and newcomer Shanea Williams are both vying for the Democratic ticket.

News 12 Staff

Jun 18, 2021, 9:42 PM

Updated 1,093 days ago

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There is only one countywide primary race in Westchester, and it's for county clerk.
Longtime incumbent Tim Idoni and newcomer Shanea Williams are both vying for the Democratic ticket.
The Westchester County Clerk's Office handles land records for real estate deals and passport applications, as well as pistol and business licenses.
Idoni's been on the job for 16 years and says he's a progressive who has cut wasteful spending, diversified office staff and modernized services.
"We now have about 5% paper going into our legal division and 8% to our land records. All the paper is gone, things are streamlined and moving much quicker," said Idoni.
But his primary challenger says he's not doing enough.
"Updating the website, making sure people understand how to navigate the laws when it comes to being a naturalized citizen," Williams said.
Shanea Williams surprised everyone when she announced her bid to challenge Idoni for the Democratic ticket for county clerk. The Yonkers City councilmember of four years says if elected as county clerk, she would expand the county's mobile passport program.
"Why only issue passports? We can bring all the resources that the county clerk's office has to different communities throughout Westchester."
Whoever wins the Democratic primary will face off against Republican Scooter Scott in November.
There are 23 early voting locations across Westchester County. Voters can cast their ballot at any one of them through Sunday.
Primary Day is June 22.


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