From the October 30, 2011 Journal News:
(Cortlandt, Peekskill, Yorktown)
Educator and former Peekskill Mayor John Testa, running on the Republican, Conservative and Independence lines, is vying for a second term on the board. Standing in his way is Michael Kane, who appears on the Democratic and Working Families lines. Kane is a telecommunications technician and a shop steward for the Communications Workers of America.
Testa was an able mayor who so far has parlayed that experience into successful service on the board. He has been a reliable vote for bipartisan efforts to recalibrate government services in Westchester. He has earned another term to continue those efforts. Kane makes plain that his allegiance is with the county’s unionized workforce. Asked his position about union givebacks and concessions — a topic at virtually every level of government — Kane said he opposed such concessions. We think most voters, even those sympathetic to organized labor, expect shared sacrifice from government workers; their elected officials need to be of the same mind.