The appointed City Court Judge John Clo has reached a verdict in the Gloversville Republican primary. The verdict, "it is null, void and therefore deleted." The primary was a waste of time for the election officials and the people who voted. Some of us drove there and some walked, but most importantly, they all followed the law and rules.
I served in the Marine Corps, served in the Korean War and served two tours in the Vietnam War. People in foreign countries hold elections to be very sacred, and in many countries, people are not allowed to vote. I put my life on the line many times for the election system, government and our people. Many men and women have died for our rights. For one to say the primary election isn't right should not be a judge of any kind.
Clo has Democrats' support. I guess they don't believe in primaries either. I informed 6th Ward County Supervisor Richard Ottalagano that the site for the housing project off State Street was a city dump. He asked the Fulton County historian to look into the matter. The historian found no dumps registered. Supervisor Ottalagano and perhaps the 6th Ward councilman could have gone to the Gloversville Department of Public Works and could have researched the site in question. Well, now we know the Gloversville government does not follow the laws. Not many people are happy about that issue.
Attorney Tracy DiMezza won the primary, so end of story. Now it appears that the mayor may be an undercover Democrat. Gloversville is sure an interesting place.
THOMAS J. O'BRIEN