Editor, The Spotlight
The Republican Committee blew it. Is there no Republican that the committee could have run for supervisor?
Republicans over the many years made this town one of the best places to live, work and play. They gave us water and sewer systems that are second to none. They gave us a noble and responsive police force, a volunteer fire department that we can be proud of and properly zoned developments that fill every need. No other town provides better highway care. The beautiful town parks and pool were built by Republicans. Republicans should be proud and determined to continue this fine service to the community. Whereas, the Democrats have been self serving and can show little for their time in office.
One Democrat supervisor quit for a state job; another lost to a dissatisfied fellow Democrat (endorsed by the Republican party) and turns up working in the Town of Colony's Democrat administration. And now we have a candidate endorsed by both the Democrat party and the Republican Committee who lost by nearly 2 to 1 in a Democrat primary. How embarrassing. The Republicans will likely lose the coming election with a ‘Democrat Committee endorsed Democrat’ on the Republican line.
The Republican Committee needs to call a meeting, retract the endorsement of Kotary and offer a candidate of its own. If it is too late to get that candidate on the ballot, they should start a write-in campaign. And finally it needs to be reorganized. I for one, will write in Mickey Mouse if I have to, to preserve a two party system in our town.
John T. LaForte