It was a great surprise to me to learn the publisher of The Leader-Herald, Pat Beck, a longtime champion of open meetings in government, moderated a closed and private forum for Gloversville Republican mayoral candidates at the Eccentric Club on Aug. 28.
It was equally surprising the other two candidates attended since the GOP city committee already endorsed Michael Ponticello prior to the primary.
I wonder if Republican voters in the city will accept being treated like second-class citizens by being excluded from the process of selecting our candidate? We will find out Tuesday.
ALBERT J. LEBO JR.