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Parsons Creates Transition Committee

LEWISBORO, N.Y. – Lewisboro Supervisor-elect Peter Parsons has organized a transition committee to ensure he can hit the ground running when his term begins on Jan. 1.

Though the County Board of Elections has yet to certify Parsons as the official winner, he has a lead of more than 200 votes, which both he and incumbent Supervisor Charles Duffy admit is probably insurmountable.

The transition committee met last week to begin an information-gathering effort. The group of Lewisboro residents, including past and current town officials of both parties, reviewed budgets, contracts and various other items that Parsons had requested from Duffy.

“Town Clerk Kathy Cory and Finance Director Leo Masterson have been most cooperative in sending requested documents,” said Transition Committee Chairman Les Simon.

Parson said he chose members for the committee who had a depth of experience and breadth of viewpoint to reflect his desire to unite the town. He said he wanted to put people ahead of party and special interest groups.

In addition to Simon, a former town supervisor, transition committee members include Alan Cole, co-chair of the Lewisboro Democratic Committee; Pat Daigle, a former town board member; Richard Ellrodt, a member of the planning board, Peter Gross, a former candidate for town board; Tom Herzog, former town supervisor; Diane Jacobson, former director of finance; Highway Superintendent Peter Ripperger, PJ Rossi, former planning board Chairman, and Town Councilman Dan Welsh.

The committee plans to meet several more times before Parsons is sworn in as supervisor at noon on Jan. 1 at the Lewisboro Library.

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