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Lewisboro GOP Committee Supports Duffy

LEWISBORO, N.Y. – The Lewisboro Republican Town Committee has affirmed its support for Supervisor Charles Duffy’s candidacy for reelection in November.

After a meeting last week, it was the unanimous consensus of the committee to give its support to Duffy. LRTC Chairman Wayne Coluccini said that after discussing a wide-range of issues with the incumbent supervisor, the committee remained convinced that he is the right leader for the town.

Duffy was arrested this summer on DWI charges and pleaded not guilty last month. There had been speculation by some media outlets that he would not seek reelection. However, Duffy recently denied those suspicions. He ran for the Independent Party nomination in the primary earlier this month as a write-in candidate, but lost to challenger Peter Parsons, whom he will face in the general election in November. Duffy is seeking to be the first supervisor to be reelected to a second term in Lewisboro in a decade.

According to Coluccini, the committee was impressed with the way Duffy handled the crisis following the recent hurricane, as well as his discussion of the 2012 budget process.

“Mr. Duffy’s first term has been one of outstanding accomplishments in areas such as cell coverage, ADA compliance, government efficiency, recreation and sustainability,” Coluccini said. “We have no doubt that given the opportunity Mr. Duffy he is doing in the next two years.”

Coluccini said the committee supports the way the supervisor has handled the budget crisis in the wake of the town’s credit downgrade.

“When Standard & Poor’s restored the town’s credit outlook from negative to stable a few months ago, they praised the steps Charlie has already taken, as well as the continuity he has brought in dealing with the financial crisis he inherited,” Coluccini said. “

Vice Chair Andrea Carpiello Rendo praised Duffy’s dedication to the job.

“Anyone who knows Mr. Duffy knows he is a dedicated individual with a wonderful family,” she said. “He has worked hard for Lewisboro these last two years.”

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