Gatta was elected to her position after the recent election and garnered the most overall votes out of the three candidates. Scotia Mayor Kris Kastberg couldn't be reached for comment because he is out of town on vacation. The Board of Trustees could choose to fill the vacancy or wait until the upcoming election in November.
Farley said he, along with fellow Republican James Buhrmaster, would offer a GOP nominee for the appointment. Democrats control the legislature with 12 seats and Conservative Holly Vellano caucuses with the Democrats, leaving two seats to GOP control.
In 2007, the Democrat-controlled legislature changed the county charter for all legislators to vote for any appointment. Previously, only district representatives of the vacancy were allowed to vote on an appointment.
Farely didn't say what candidate he would offer.""