You change towns of course!
Republicans in Rochester will love this one. You may recall how Terry Bernardo, former Legislator (defeated in 2013 by Lynn Archer, D-Accord, in District 21) and former Legislature Chairwoman, was not nominated by her fellow Rochester Republicans last year but instead faced challenger John Dawson in a primary, which Bernardo handily won. I think it is safe to say that many on the Rochester Republican committee did not support Bernardo and it certainly looks like the Town Committee has weakened in the Bernardo duo’s aftermath.
Rochester, once a solid and active Republican town, has been divided – even among Republicans – and many long time members resigned last year both from the Committee and the Republican Club. Few members remain according to the committee list I received from the Board of Elections per my FOIL request, which shows that only six of ten committee seats are filled. Bernardo’s name did not appear as one who carried petitions this year to serve on the Rochester Republican Committee and presumably she bailed from the hot kitchen.
But there is something interesting to note on the committee list. Terry Bernardo did carry a petition, but not where you think. Take a look at district 3 in this Town. Sandbox Antics GOP Filed Petitions 2014
So the moral of the story is when the sand is flying around the sandbox change your neighborhood and go play with the other kids.
There still is that minor little issue of Bernardo, a Republican State Committee member, carrying a petition for Kevin Cahill, a Democrat. Umm hello? Roger? Kevin? Anybody? Please advise.