Port Chester Republican candidates responded Sunday to a ruling by the Westchester County Fair Campaign Practices Committee criticizing a political flier on two counts.
The panel agreed with two of three complaints by Democratic Trustee Daniel Brakewood: That the flier doesn’t identify who paid for it, and that the flier suggests that mayoral candidate Neil Pagano voted along with his GOP running mates to reduce spending. Pagano, chair of the village IDA, has not served on the board and is making his first run for office. In a news release, he accused Brakewood of whining.
“Everyone knows I’m committed to reducing spending in the Village Budget, that I’m on record wanting to allow taxpayers to keep more of their hard-earned money,” Pagano said.
GOP representative Michael Scarola conceded that the campaign piece didn’t identify who paid for it. Pagano said, “The reality is we are being supported by property owners, business owners and host of others who want to take Port Chester to the next level.”
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