November 20, 2007

Breaking News -- Meyers Wins in Somerset

After losing the Republican Primary by a handful of votes in September and running on only the Conservative and Independence lines in November, Somerset Supervisor Rich Meyers was declared the winner today by 10 votes.

All paper ballots in the race were opened and counted, which is a credit to both Mr. Meyers and Mr. Sweeney for not trying to disenfranchise voters by challenging the ballots.

Meyers, who has been a lone wolf on the Somerset Board, will be joined by fellow reformer Dan Engert. As I said in a previous post, politics in Somerset is pretty interesting these days.

10 comments:

Sweaterman said...

Good for him. Wow! What a Great Achievement, this is the cherry on top of an overall, GOP Ass-whooping.

It just goes to show when you have better candidates and run on good, sound issues that you can earn a victory, no matter what lines you are on.

Pete M said...

Even more of a reason for Rivera to step down. His chosen candidate, even with Shoemaker funneling huge funds into the race, can't win with both the R&D lines.

The agitator said...

Good. Now Sweeney can join the other loser ex-supervisors like John Connelly, sitting around, eating their dinner through a straw, lamenting the good old days when people gave a damn what these jackasses had to say.

Please, Connelly et al go back to watching Matlock reruns and going to bed at 5 p.m. until Rivera and Shoemaker come knocking on your door two years from now to dust off your carcas and get you to write another meaningless letter to the US&J.

Anonymous said...

Oh, I'm sure Sweeney's buddies will find a spot for him in the Water District. That district is what the should have the Comptroller in for a looksie next.

Frank DeGeorge said...

The agitator definitely seems a little agitated.

I personally find it interesting that AES was supposed to be such a huge campaign issue that it would change control of the Leg and yet at ground zero in Somerset, the community is evenly divided on the issue.

Anonymous said...

Bye Bye Ed............

right to farm said...

Question for Mr. Controller: is it ok if I assisted the Town of Somerset Highway Dept. extend a waterline to Town Board Member Dudley Chafee's farm into portions of Orleans County? Duds, thats what I call him, and herbie downs told me to do my job - I hope I am not in trouble.

Insider said...

This was a victory for the Machine, and in this case the county GOP organization. Meyers was supported by Maziarz and Henry.

And who do you think really runs the County water and sewer districts? They are controlled by the Republican Supervisors, all of whom get calls from Henry before the meetings telling them how to vote. Out of the 12 towns in Niagara County, I think there 10 or 11 of them are run by Republican Supervisors, and have been for decades. Those Supervisors are then the commissioners for both special districts. Do you really believe those Supervisors are acting on their own?

Anonymous said...

Somerset town supervisor was bought and paid for by AES. They and their poop boys little george and henry sucked in a lot of dumb voters. As PT Barnum once said there is one born every minute. Looks like most of them moved into Somerset.

clemenza said...

I actually agree with part of what Insider says. The supervisors have used the water and sewer districts as their personal fiefdoms for too long. It's time to blow the lid of these agencies.