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— Robinson was optimistic about the future of the town party, though, because several months ago the committee held a public meeting to attract new members and around 50 people turned out.

She said the meeting did yield some potential candidates, but nobody wanted to step up this election cycle. The committee also wanted to get to know the new faces better, too.

“We decided as a committee, rather than throw a name up there, we really wanted to concentrate on the new people and bring them up to speed on the town,” Robinson said. “It is disappointing. I believe in a two-party system … but it just wasn’t meant to be and this is the first time ever I think it happened.”

Bledi said while there are no Republican candidates for town offices this election cycle, there are still county races in which party members can show their support.

Robinson commended town Democrats for running an effective campaign in the last election cycle, which allowed the party to hold all seats on the Town Board. She said Republicans would focus on more effectively sharing their message and using social media next time around.

“You need more than one vision on the Town Board,” Robinson said, “but they won, and to the victor goes the spoils.”

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