Spurned Highway Sup seeks Dem support

Myer: looking to keep his job.

Myer: looking to keep his job.

Saugerties Democratic Committee members could be forgiven if they were surprised to see a Republican in their midst at a June 25 meeting — and even more surprised that the party’s candidate search committee recommended him for a nomination.

That Republican was incumbent Highway Superintendent Doug Myer, fresh from a loss to contractor Ray Mayone at the Republican Caucus. According to party chair Mike Harkavy, the search committee decided Myer had the best credentials for the job.

That’s just a recommendation, though. The vote for the nomination will take place July 9 at 7 p.m. at the senior center.

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The search committee also recommended Greg Helsmoortel for supervisor, Bruce Leighton and Marge Block for Town Board, and Lanny Walter for town justice.

The search committee also recommended cross-endorsing town clerk Lisa Stanley and receiver of taxes Suzi Filak.

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