2017 Blooming Grove Democratic Committee
Candidates for Elected Office
Ralph Bisquert  -  Additional Information
Ralph has spent over 35 years supervising road construction, sewer and water pipe installations  
throughout the five boroughs of NYC and Westchester.  
Candidate for Blooming Grove Superintendent of Highways - Endorsed
Candidate for Blooming Grove Town Council - Endorsed
Sonia Ayala - Town Council - Ward 4, Additional Information
  • Sonia Ayala has over 35+ years of experience with Wall Street firms and has worked on
    the Village of South Blooming Grove Zoning Board of Appeals, Village of South
    Blooming Grove Zoning Commission Member 2006 – 2008 and has volunteered on the
    South Blooming Grove Homeowner’s Association during the incorporation of the Village
    of South Blooming Grove – 2004-2006.
The price of Freedom is eternal Vigilance
Candidate for Blooming Grove Receiver of Taxes - Endorsed
Jessica Ann Sutton -  Additional Information
  • Currently: Personnel and Payroll Administrator for Blooming Grove.  
  • Chase Manhattan Bank, NA - Community Development Officer, 2nd VP.  Worked with political
    leaders, community groups and not for profits to determine credit needs and offer solutions to
    banking needs. Responsible for reviewing grant applications and making award
    recommendations.  In charge of Brooklyn and Staten Island territories.
  • Service/Teller Manager, staff of twenty five in all day to day operations of a bank branch.  
    Developed daily work schedules, monthly branch reports and provided training opportunities to
    promote the advancement of staff.  Interviewed and hired new tellers.  Reduced overtime 30%
    by analyzing and modifying work flows and flexing staff hours.
Town Wide Candidates
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Town of Blooming Grove Candidates:
Fran Gordon - Town Council - Ward 2, Additional Information
  • Francine is very active in the community and is a frequent volunteer for many
    organizations.  She is looking forward to continuing her work for the community as the
    Town Council Person for Ward 2.
Jason Kramer - Town Council - Ward 1, Additional Information
Johanna Kiernan - Town Council - Ward 3, Additional Information
  • Johanna Kiernan has over 25 years of corporate, non-profit and volunteer experience.
    She began her career in Human Resources at Metropolitan Life Insurance Company in
    benefits administration.  Johanna later joined The Hartford, UNUM,
    PricewaterhouseCoopers, Mellon Bank and Affiliated Computer Services (ACS) where
    she became a technical writer working directly with clients and corporate management.  
    Johanna is a member of the Society of Technical Communication and the Association of
    Fundraising Professionals. Kiernan, a landscape painter, formerly served as President
    of the Reilly League of Artists.
Kiki Cunningham - Town Council - Ward 5, Additional Information
Jeanne Versweyveld - Town Council - Ward 6, Additional Information
Jeanne was born and raised in Orange County, graduated from Washingtonville High School
and has been married to Felix for 46 years.  Mother of three children and grandmother of 6
children.  Previously self employed for 30 years.  Jeanne has been committed to our
community (See community service below) and with your help she looks forward to continuing
her work as a Town Council member.
Town Board  Candidates