(The following was originally published in the Poughkeepsie Journal.)
NEW PALTZ – Gowri Parameswaran of New Paltz isn’t certain that Howie Hawkins, the Green Party candidate for governor, can win in November.
“I’m hoping,” the registered Democrat said. “I’m very optimistic.”
Parameswaran was one of about 15 people who turned out Monday evening to hear Hawkins pitch his platform during a campaign stop at New Paltz Village Hall. Hawkins, who ran unsuccessfully for governor in 2010, believes he can defeat Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, and Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, a Republican.