This is a tale of two towns in Putnam County. The first town is Philipstown. The longtime Republican town clerk is running for re-election. It was well known in the town that she has been battling cancer. This dedicated woman would come to work even after receiving chemotherapy treatments. She would take as little time off as she could and remained dedicated to the town and her duties. The Democrats have decided to put up a young lady to challenge this town clerk.
The second town is Putnam Valley. The Democratic town clerk has experienced the heartbreak of her husband’s devastating illness. The Republican Party in Putnam Valley chose not to run anyone against her. Not only did they not run anyone against her, but they decided to endorse her. Unfortunately, after nominations were completed, this town clerk’s husband passed away.
My question is: “Who did the right thing?”
Anthony Scannapieco Jr., Carmel
Scannapieco is chair of the Putnam County Republican Committee and one of the county’s two election commissioners.