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From the Chairman's Desk:
I just want to say thank you to Democratic candidates who put themselves forward in this year's elections. It took courage this year. Your party is grateful.
I apologize for not sounding gracious but in 2015 elections changed in Broome County. Barbara Fiala saw her outstanding record as County Executive demonized by half truths and direct misinformation. Jerry Mollen, a great DA was victimized by a campaign of fear mongering and scurrilous behavior. The ugliness even reached to City Council where horrible mailers were sent out attaching candidates to places and events in which there was no connection.
This was the year that Karl Rove came to Broome County. Ideas were replaced by innuendo. Ethics by a destructive anything goes attitude. All of this funded by people and organizations who I'm not sure could find Broome County on the map. Fund it they did as numbers will approach $1,000,000
Things will get better. Next year we will be back in a Presidential year. Until then congratulations to John Schaffer and Patty Fitzgerald in Vestal;John Bertoni, Eileen Konecny, and first time office holder Larry Coppola in Endicott; Bill Berg on his reelection and to Dani Cronce and Conrad Taylor who will join Bill on City Council.
2016 is a big year. We will need good candidates and the money needed to allow them to be heard.
Thank you to all
- Jim Testani, Broome County Democratic Committee Chair