Messina said he's interviewing with other parties for endorsements, as well. In 2009 he was not endorsed by his own Independence Party, and primaried then-Supervisor Jack Cunningham for the slot in a battle that went to the courts.
Today's news came on the heels of a decision by former Town Supervisor Jack Cunningham to not seek his former office in the November election.
The Republican Party also endorsed Jeremy Near and Jeremy Martelle for Town Board and Councilman Mark Jordan for Town Justice. If elected to that position, Jordan would have to end his four-year term on the Town Board early.""