12 August 2018 02:46PM
ALBANY — The field in the 19th Congressional District race was reduced by one after the state Board of Elections ruled Thursday that Luisa Parker, an independent candidate from Callicoon, filed an invalid number of petitions to get on the November ballot.
Other independent candidates are also facing challenges from the same source — Rhinebeck Democratic Committee member Rima Liscum.
Parker announced her candidacy in March, running as an independent on her own line called Making the Impossible Possible.
Candidates were required to file petitions at the end of July to make it on the ballot, and the three independent candidates — Parker, “Law and Order: SVU” star Diane Neal of Hurley and film producer Dal LaMagna of Rhinebeck — had to file a minimum of 3,000 signatures.
Pictured: Luisa Parker