League of Women Voters will hold Maloney-Lawler debate for CD17 voters

Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney. Legislative Gazette file photo

Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, D-Cold Spring, and his Republican challenger, Assemblyman Mike Lawler, R-Pearl River, have agreed to participate in the League of Women Voters’ debate for candidates running in the newly drawn 17th Congressional District.

Assemblyman Michael Lawler

The virtual debate is planned for Wednesday, October 12 at 7:00 p.m. 

Maloney is running this November on the issues of gun safety, infrastructure improvement and abortion rights. 

Lawler’s priority issues include public safety, secure borders and “age-appropriate” school curriculums.

The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.

Voters can learn more about the new congressional and state legislative districts, see their personalized ballots, find polling places and learn more about their elected officials at the League of Women Voters of  New York’s website.