I have a story in The Journal News today about the low-key start of the early voting process in the Port Chester trustee election. The campaigning, meanwhile, is not entirely low-key.
A big anonymous flier went out a couple days ago attacking the three incumbents (Democrats Daniel Brakewood and Greg Adams along with Republican Joe Kenner). It references the DWI arrest of Democratic Mayor Pilla, who is not up for election this year. The incumbents are shown superimposed on a shack, referring to them as the “old boy’s club.” They are criticized for the severance deal given to the former village manager two years ago, which included lifetime health benefits and nine months’ salary.
And it reprises a doctored photo from an earlier anonymous flier, sent out before the school board election in May. The photo has Brakewood and his wife, newly elected school board member Carolee Brakewood, as a king and queen.
So, anyone care to take credit? Anyone know anything? The party lines are pretty tangled in Port Chester, so it’s tricky. Democrats plan to respond during a half-hour paid radio segment Monday at 4:30 p.m. on WVOX 1460 AM.
Also from campaign land:
John Palma — the independent candidate who was knocked off the ballot after a Republican found a problem with his petition filing — is pursuing a write-in campaign. He said yesterday that he’s been knocking door to door, inspired by his supporters. “If they come out and support me, they must see something,” he said. “They told me keep on fighting. You never know.”