November 4, 2005

Meeting the Republican candidates

The Republican Meet-The-Candidates event advertised in The Shopper the past couple of weeks didn't look all that different from the Democratic event, except that the Republicans had balloons and cookies from Googer's. (Not my favorite Googer's half moon cookies, but still delicious.) The Republican Town Board candidates came to the Democratic event, and Democratic Town Board candidate Mary Ann Sumner and I dropped in tonight.

County Legislature candidate Mike Hattery listens to District Attorney Dentes
County Legislature candidate Mike Hattery listens to District Attorney Dentes.

The Republican candidates included District Attorney George Dentes, County Legislature candidates Dave Restey and Mike Hattery, Town Supervisor Steve Trumbull, and, running for Town Board, incumbent Steve Stelick and newcomer Dan Tier.

Candidates and the public talk
Candidates and the public talk.

I did talk briefly with Town Republican Chair Tom Hatfield about the need to do something with all of the candidates together. The League of Women Voters didn't seem to be doing anything like they have in the past with the town races. We'll see what we have to offer two years from now, but hopefully it'll draw more interest than either of these party-sponsored events, fun though they were.

Posted by simon at November 4, 2005 10:10 PM in
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