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1984 in 2018
“If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face—for ever.”
― George Orwell, 1984
We said, “Don’t let it happen, it depends on you!”
And you let it happen!
“If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face—for ever.”
― George Orwell, 1984
George Orwell A Final Warning
We said, “Don’t let it happen, it depends on you!”
And you let it happen!
If they’re running UNOPPOSED, Don’t Waste a Vote on Them. Don’t give them the numbers!
Unopposed Candidates and their Parties DENY Your Vote, Your Voice, Your Choice!
Protest by not giving them a vote!!!
As many of our readers know, each election year we study the candidates and make our picks. We share them with you because we have done the research and have asked the questions. When, IF the candidates respond, we let you know what they had to say. Here are our picks and recommendations for November 6, 2018:
First of all, we’d like to start our election choices with a positive:
Peter J. Markou
Greene County Treasurer.
Peter Markou is a five-star candidate.
Mr Markou is intelligent, a gentleman, honest, and so different from the bottom-feeders that are left on the ballot. Mr Markou has been Greene County Treasurer for several terms and there’s no one who can say anything negative about the man. Vote for Peter Markou for Greene County Treasurer; he’s honest, competent and has proved he can do the job like a real professional, not like a politician.
Greene County Coroners
Go for Bob Gaus (D)
Gaus is really hungry for the Coroner’s office; he hasn’t shut up for a minute and has been as thick as flies on a s**t pile. On the one hand you could get sick of seeing him and even sicker of hearing him but at least he’s working to get elected. We haven’t seen much, if anything, of prima donna Dr J. Lipsman, he apparently wants the position handed to him on a silver platter. NO WAY!!! Joshie!!! If you don’t care enough to campaign, you don’t care enough about getting elected.
Paul Seney (R)
As for the second candidate, we’d go with Seney for a couple of reasons: First, he’s experienced and has had the benefit of Richard Vigilio, with whom he’s worked for several years. Second, he’s a funeral diretor and, although we still object to the ethics of a funeral director in the coroner’s position, if we must have a coroner, then the funeral director is intimately familiar not only with death but the paperwork and laws concerning death, and how to best deal compassionately with survivors. So, while we wish Richard Vigilio all the best in his retirement after this election, we think that Paul Seney would be a good man to partner up with Bob Gaus.
Now we’d like to handle the
Real Scoundrels List
Let’s be clear: You don’t “elect” an unopposed candidate! “Elect” in the campaign sign is a LIE!
When you see a campaign sign that asks you to “elect” an unopposed candidate in an uncontested election, think
The legal definition of election is a selection process: In an election voters are presented with at least 2 candidates and choose one of them. Candidates may be “endorsed” by one or more parties but for an election or a selection process to take place, you need at least two candidates. One candidate is not a choice and is not an “election.”
It is the duty of the so-called political parties to present voters with a choice. There has been a disturbing recent trend in our so-called American democratic process — a trend that is becoming very conspicuous in Greene County and the Town of New Baltimore — of presenting voters with a single, unopposed candidate in uncontested “elections.” This is not a new trend and has been concealed from voters in at least 38 states for decades and has been permitted by state election laws, laws that deprive voters of their right to choose who governs them.
UNOPPOSED, Denying You Your Right to Choose:
Running UNOPPOSED (Denying Your Voice and Wasting Your Vote)
The Alternative: You don’t have one! VanWormer is unopposed, which means you are being denied your voice, denied your choice. Just don’t cast a vote for VanWormer to show your protest at being denied your voice and denied your choice of who gets into office.
Another “UNOPPOSED” Denying You Your Right to Choose:
Joseph “Joe” Stanzione (R)
Pantywaist or Panty-waste?
Running for re-election to the Office of the Greene County District Attorney
Unaccomplished, Avoids Commitment, Violates his Oath of Office
Back in we published an open letter to Joe Stanzione. It’s worth a read at Open Letter to Greene County District Attorney Joseph Stanzione. Since then he’s done zilch but now wants to continue doing zilch. No way, José Stanzione! If you weren’t running unopposed, it would be the highway for you, for sure, dude!
The county district attorney is the county’s chief law enforcement officer. So Why? is Greene County nicknamed “Cold Case?” Because so little is being done by the Greene County District Attorney in terms of keeping local government honest and criminals prosecuted. That’s Why!
The Alternative: You don’t have one! Stanzione is unopposed, which means you are being denied your voice, denied your choice. Just don’t cast a vote for Stanzione to show your protest at being denied your voice and denied your choice of who gets into office.
Patrick “Pat” Linger (R)
Out of Touch (except in an election year), Doesn’t Care, a Political Fixture/Tool, No Accomplishments, a Wasted Vote.
We have already published an earlier article to Pat Linger and Greene County DA, Joe Stanzione. You can read what we had to say to them at Open Letter to County Legislator Patrick Linger and Greene County DA Joseph Stanzione.
The Alternative: Jim Eckl. Voters in New Baltimore are in a real predicament. You can chose between the Louse (Linger) and the Loser (Eckl).
Republican, Irresponsible, Indifferent, Bullshitter.
You know it’s an election year when you see or hear him.
George Amedore shows up every election year to beg for the NYS Senate seat, 46th District, and to appear with his Republican cronies at the New Baltimore Republican Club rally to tell everyone faCiry tales of what he’s done for New Baltimore and his district.
Read our article George Amedore, NY State Senator for 46th District, Needs to do Some Homework to learn more about what we told Amedore about New Baltimore and the New Baltimore Highway Department.
The Alternative: ??? Pat Courtney Strong, another woman-wanting-to-be-a-man from Kingston. OMG! That’s a choice??? (Note: Strong is from Kingston, like Amedore, a businesswoman. Problem: Strong knows about as much as Amedore about what New Baltimore and Greene County needs: both know nothing!)
Candidate for the 19th Congressional District
First of all, Joe Vitollo is nutz, nasty, and nignorant.
Vitollo’s either from NJ or LI, he can’t seem to decide where; he does claim to live in Coeymans, though.
Vitollo says has lived in Coeymans since 1977 but he hasn’t lifted a finger to improve anything in Coeymans!
He ran for the same seat in 2016 and lost. He has no experience at all in government, and he’s already 62 years old; how many good years do you think he has to serve his district before he snuffs it? His entire campaign is a loser’s campaign. No one knows anything about him because there’s nothing to know. His party is running him simply because they want to save face, run a known loser, and hand the election over to the Democraps.
And now for the worst news of the 2018 midterm elections:
REALLY A BAD CHOICE! REAL BAD NEWS !
Democrap, Racist, ex-Rapper, Anti-American.
Is that the best the Democrats can do for Upstate voters?
Delgado is filth, a racist, ex-rapper whose rapping celebrated sex with porn stars and anti-American, racist lyrics. He might be the hero of give-it-all-away Liberal Democrats. And he might be able to attract votes in mostly minority or Liberal New York City, but he’s a big dirty ball of crappola to Central and Upstate NY. He might be popular with low-class, inner-city minorities and illegal immigrants with a name like Antonio Delgado, but he’s a clear reject when it comes to people with values and morals. His skin color would get him the downstate minority vote but among people who look deeper than skin color when we vote, he’s a total reject.
We’ve already wasted too many words on a loser like Antonio Delgado. If that’s the best the Democrats can offer New Yorkers, we don’t wonder that they are going to hell in barf bag.
The Alternative: John Faso
Back to Backwoods New Baltimore…
James “Jim” Eckl
A multiple-loser but our only alternative to Patrick “Pat” Linger, a louse and a scoundrel.
Well, the New Baltimore Democratic Committee made up of Janet Kash, Eileen Vosburgh, Doreen Davis , Beth Schneck. and district committee members Janet Foley, Richard Guthrie, Judith Felsten, Anne Walsh Mitchell, Lee Davis (Yes. That’s the former loser town justice! Another Democrat loser scraped up by the New Baltimore and Greene County Dems!), Jim Eckl (Yes. That’s the same Jim Eckl the Dems are running against Patrick Linger). New Baltimore and Greene County Democrats have not only failed to give voters candidates, they can’t even get people to serve on their district committees! So they have to keep running losers from past elections.
James “Jim” Eckl, Democrat, Recycled Goods, Democrats’ Last Resort. Give him a chance to fly or fail. Anything’s better than Linger!
His party handlers, the New Baltimore Democratic Committee, Janet Kash, Eileen Vosburgh, Doreen Davis , Beth Schneck., couldn’t tell us why he should get your vote. We found that a bit odd because normally the political party committee members would be over the moon to tell us why their candidate should be elected. Not the New Baltimore Democraps! They didn’t want to say a word about Jim Eckl. Well, there’s not much to say about Jim Eckl, we guess.
The Alternative: Voters in New Baltimore are in a real predicament. You can chose between the Louse (Linger) and the Loser (Eckl).
In the Town of New Baltimore and in Greene County, we don’t have much to work with. We residents, taxpayers and voters have so much garbage being handed to us You’d think we had a recycling plant or a transfer facility in the neighborhood; we get the dregs from the Republicans and the Democrats can’t even dig up a candidate from the many cemeteries in the area.
When a candidate is running unopposed or in an uncontested race, New York Election Law has already “declared him elected,” and your vote is wasted; you have no voice in who gets the position. As in past elections we say don’t give them the numbers. Don’t cast a vote for that candidate (in New Baltimore, for example, that would be Alan VanWormer) because if you don’t cast a vote, you send the political party and the candidate an important message: You are offended by the fact that you were denied a voice in who to put in that office. If you vote for an unopposed candidate, you are wasting your vote; if you refuse to vote for that candidate, he’s already elected but at least he won’t get the numbers and you will have sent an important message to the parties.
DON’T WASTE YOUR VOTE ON AN UNOPPOSED CANDIDATE!
If you’re trying to figure out who is running for what office, and you’re having a hard time getting the information, you’re not alone.
We are pretty good at getting information but when it comes to our fine Board of Elections and our Political Party Committees, you just can’t get anyone to say anything or cough up some names or information. If you are having the same problem, you might want to give your Greene County Board of Elections a call or send them an email. If you’re really lucky and they’re having a good day, you might actually get a response. Here’s the contact information:
Greene County Board of Elections
The Problem with Alan Van Wormer
Actually, it’s a problem in New Baltimore with 5 years of the Dellisanti-Ruso Town Government. 5 years of dancing in the dark and producing smoke and mirrors carnival acts, but no real services to taxpayers and residents of New Baltimore. We just don’t understand that New Baltimore has to pick from the dirty leftovers of the Jordan era to find a Highway Supervisor. Why can’t the Republicans and Democrats at least work together to put someone new and qualified in the Highway Superintendent’s office. The situation of running a current employee of a corrupt and mismanaged Town Department, an individual with no qualifications or training is disgraceful, disrespectful to residents and taxpayers, unethical, and downright shameful.
Did you know that there are two VanWormers in the New Baltimore Highway Department? Yes, they’re brothers Scott and Alan VanWormer. After Denis Jordan was forced to resign, Town Supervisor Jeff Ruso, Deputy Supervisor Nick Dellisanti, and the New Baltimore Town Board appointed Scott vanWormer, Jordan’s former Deputy, to be Acting Highway Superintendent until the November elections (actually until January 2019, when the new Superintendent will take office). But here’s the dirty part: Scott VanWormer’s brother, Alan VanWormer, is running unopposed for the office of Highway Superintendent. He’s already got the job even without an election. Nothing like manipulating an election, is it? No corruption in New Baltimore. Right?
The FIRST problem we have with Alan VanWormer is the fact that he is running unopposed. He’s wearing that shit-eatin’ grin because he knows he doesn’t need your vote. He’s grinning because he knows he’s going to be “declared elected.” He’s grinning because he, VanWormer, the New Baltimore Republicans, and the New Baltimore Democrats have cheated you and are denying you your voice and your choice!
You might suggest that that circumstance is not his fault; the Democraps were free to run a candidate against him, and so were all the other political parties. But while that may be true, in the true spirit of honesty and integrity, Mr. VanWormer is aiding and abetting a situation that is benefiting him and disadvantaging the voters of New Baltimore. If Mr. VanWormer had any integrity he would refuse to run unopposed and demand that the voters be given the right to choose between him and another candidate, even if the opposition were hopeless. Voters are entitled to vote for a candidate or not to vote for a candidate but a vote implies an election and election means choice. There is no choice between candidate A and candidate A.
The legal definition of “election” is: The act of choosing or selecting one or more from a greater number of persons, things, courses, or rights. The choice of an alternative. [Slate v. Tucker, 54 Ala.210] The internal, free, and spontaneous separation of one thing from another, without compulsion, consisting in intention and will. [Dyer, 281] The selection of one man from among several candidates to discharge certain duties in a state, corporation, or society. The verb elect goes even further, and means to select from one or more candidates.
So where is Mr. VanWormer’s integrity? Good question but we don’t know. And if he has no integrity Why? would anyone in their right mind put him in a position of responsibility?
And Where? Is the election part of all this? Voters are offered Mr. VanWormer and no one else. That’s not a choice! That’s not an election! That’s North Korea!
The SECOND problem we have with Mr. VanWormer is the fact that he’s not bringing anything new to the table! He had been working almost his entire career under the thumb of corrupt ex-Superintendent of Highways Denis Jordan. Mr. VanWormer knows no different. VanWormer had to do it Jordan’s way or take the highway. Bottom line: VanWormer is merely Jordan’s Mini-me Yes! man. That means he’s just another dose of same-old-same-old.
THIRD, and this goes back to the question of honesty and integrity: while Jordan was doing his thing and raping this community in so many ways, Alan VanWormer and his brother, Scott VanWormer, who was Jordan’s Deputy Superintendent of Highways, as well as the entire bunch in the Highway Department, saw and knew what was going on but said nothing!!! Their silence has cost several residents thousands, tens of thousands of dollars in losses, heartache, and loss of trust in local government but Alan VanWormer and his brother Scott VanWormer kept their mouths shut!!! They aided and abetted everything that Denis Jordan did.
In other words, Alan van Wormer and bro’ Scott van Wormer put their personal interests ahead of the Town’s interest. That’s not the kind of person we want with the responsibility of public safety handling several millions of dollars in taxpayer money. He’s got no education, no training, and no integrity. How good can it get?
The word on the street is that once elected, VanWormer intends to retire and collect a pension after his election.
FOURTH, and AGAIN a question of integrity: Alan VanWormer allegedly is running for the office of Highway Superintendent to fill the vacancy resulting from Denis Jordan’s resignation and the rest of Jordan’s term of office. That’s one year until next November. After that, the word on the street is that VanWormer intends to retire and collect a pension. Now is that fair? He moves up to a higher-paid position only to pad his pockets for a higher pension at New Baltimore taxpayers’ expense.
Both the Supervisor and the Deputy Supervisor of the Town of New Baltimore were never democratically elected.
New Baltimore transplant “Cut-and-Paste” Joan Ross and hubby “Cryptkeeper” Bob Ross may have been right when they coined the term “New Baltimorons” when she described her local neighbors. You have to be an idiot to allow this sort of thing to happen, knowing all along what’s going on! While the world has little to thank the Joan Ross’s of the world for, the term “New Baltimoron” does seem to fit. After all, look at how incumbent New Baltimore Town Supervisor Jeff Ruso got into office: unopposed. That is, he wasn’t elected democratically. hen he appointed his former boss, Nick Dellisanti to be his so-called deputy, Ruso’s very first official act on taking office, thus keeping the Dellisanti-Ruso mob at the controls. Dellisanti didn’t want to run again and he didn’t have to run again to get back into the Supervisor’s office! Unelected crony Jeff Ruso put him back in the Supervisor’s chair without a so-called election. Both the Supervisor and the Deputy Supervisor of the Town of New Baltimore were never democratically elected.
An unopposed candidate, an uncontested election is a totalitarian tactic, not a democratic process. It also tells us that the people putting these “unopposed” candidates in office are the one’s making the choices for us and depriving us of our protected right to be governed and served by the man or woman we choose, not the choice of the Democratic Party Committee or the Republican Party Committee. That’s how it was done in Nazi Germany, Communist China, and is being done in North Korea, Washington D.C., and African and New Baltimore Third World dictatorships. Unfortunately, Yes! that’s how it’s done in the Town of New Baltimore, New York, USA, Third World U.S.A..
But in reality, it’s may not really be Alan van Wormer’s personal fault, he just doesn’t know any better; he’s a product of small town corrupt politics, and he’s a tool being used by the Republicans and the Democrats (who can’t get anyone to run anyway).
But for the real problem and its solution we have to look to the mainstream political parties locally. Why can’t they come up with a choice for voters? Why can’t New Baltimore comply with the Constitution of the United States and let the people make the choice of the people whom they must by right choose to govern them!
Best thing to do is don’t waste your vote; don’t give him or his corrupt party any numbers. Protest being denied your vote by not voting for the unopposed candidates like Alan van Wormer.
Read more about unopposed candidates and why an uncontested election is no election at all. Click this link, One Person, No Vote!
 Maynard v. District Canvassers, 84 Mich. 228, 47 N.W. 756, 11 L. R. A. 332; Brown v. Phillips, 71 Wis. 239. 36 N. W. 242; Wickersham v.Brittan, 93 Cal. 34. 28 Pac. 792, 15 L. R. A. 106.
 And to elect, (Latin ēlēctus, past participle of ēligō (“to pick out, choose, elect”), from ē- (“from”) + legō (“to pick out, pick from, gather, collect, etc.”): 1. To select a choice from among more than one. An example: choosing one proposal from many for action. 2. In politics, it means, to select someone to hold an office or position from more than 1 candidate. Example Electing a mayor, making a choice by voting. We use elect when a group of people vote. To elect is normally to select by means of voting. We use select to mean choose. Occasionally, in more formal or official situations, elect is used to mean select by vote.
In thirty-six states and the District of Columbia, state laws allow candidates running unopposed for certain offices to be “declared elected” without appearing on the ballot. These “unopposed candidate statutes” come in many varieties, but all deny people the ability to vote for the affected offices. These unusual laws force us to reconsider our approach to the act of voting, stripped of its ability to affect the outcome of an election.
First of all, it appears that there are a number of “New Baltimores” as reported by our readers. We want to clariify that the New Baltimore we are writing about is the Town of New Baltimore located in Greene County, New York. We apologize for any confusion or anxiety caused to some readers. We hope that this clarification exonerates the other New Baltimores and focuses on the culprit New Baltimore, Greene County, New York. Thank you, readers, for drawing our attention to this fact
A Halloween Nightmare Story
The Demonic Drain
It’s here now, it’s not going away! It’s going to hurt you, make you bleed, kill your car! Your pets and your children will be devoured by it! The ghouls of the Town of New Baltimore and the New Baltimore Highway Department care for it, minister to it, feed it! BEWARE!!!
Contributed by the Town of New Baltimore and the New Baltimore Highway Department
Jeff Ruso, Nick Dellisanti, Scott VanWormer, Alan VanWormer & Minions
This all may sound quite hilarious to some of our readers who don’t have personal experience with this “Demonic Drain,” and other sinister creations by the Town of New Baltimore and the New Baltimore Highway Department but those of us who live here and see what those evil ghouls are capable of doing , it isn’t funny at all. You can’t make this stuff up but even so, it’s unbelievable if you were to hear it told without some proof. That’s why we are so compulsive about documenting and publishing what we have to tell.
The Town of New Baltimore and the New Baltimore Highway Department got a proper Halloween fright when we published our recent article “New Baltimore’s Halloween “Kripple-a-Kid” Program” and our warning to parents and kids in our article “WARNING: New Street In The Hamlet Still A Hazardous Area For Trick-Or-Treaters!” because on October 31, 2018, at least 3 Highway Department employees, a couple of trucks, were hard at work digging, sawing, puttering. What were they doing? Good Question.
Well, for about two years now residents have been asking, pleading that the Highway Department fix damage and botched road work on New Street in the Hamlet. The Town and the Highway Department ignored every request, even though the so-called roadwork was causing more damage and actually created a number of dangerous hazards. The Town and the Highway Department under two supervisors, Town Supervisor Nick Dellisanti and Town Supervisor Jeff Ruso, and two highway superintendents (neither of whom had any education or training) Denis Jordan and Scott VanWormer (his brother, Alan VanWormer is running for Highway Superintendent unopposed this November 6th). But after our two articles the Town and the Highway Department almost woke up.
We also reported on the fact that the Town Board of the Town of New Baltimore voted to send acting Highway Superintendent to the Cornell Highway School in Ithaca, New York, a three-day conference for highway superintendents — real ones, that is — at a cost of about $500.00 plus VanWormer’s usual salary. All expense paid trip for Scott VanWormer in May 2018, at taxpayer expense, to sit through presentations that obviously didn’t sink in. We also questioned why the Town would send an employee in a temporary slot to Ithaca in the first place, since he’d be out of a job in November! But HEY! That’s how the New Baltimore Town Board serves residents and voters.
Back to the Demon Hole: Well, after we published our articles, they were out there making a mess out of things … AGAIN! Here’s some graphic history:
“A” in the illustration above shows the site of the drain in about May-June 2016, when residents demanded that the Highway Department and the Town Board visit the site to see the damage caused by the Highway Department’s failure to maintain the drainage and culvert installations. You can’t see the drain because it is buried under about three (3) inches of soil, and was that way at least since 2000. Scott VanWormer didn’t even know it was there.
“B” shows the catchment that was installed under the supervision of disgraced former Highway Superintendent Denis Jordan. It was literally an 18-21″ deep hole, measuring about 30 inches across, and 30 inches long, and had a vertical grate in it with sharp edges. We called it the “Demon Drain” because it was so dangerous, diabolical, and it looked like it would just swallow you up. Actually, the Highway Department left the culvert wide open until residents demanded that they put a grate in it. Fact is, you could fit a child or a dog in the opening; that’s how wide it was. Everything is a fight in New Baltimore if you’re not a party member (this time it’s the Republicans).
Still, the drain was a real hazard after the Highway Department finally put in the grate. At night you couldn’t see it. If you didn’t know it was there during the day, you could destroy a tire and bend a rim. If you fell into it you’d be cut to pieces by the sharp grate edges. So residents asked for a traffic cone while waiting for a proper fix. Traffic cone never materialized; neither did a fix for about 2 years. They finally in a grate level with the road — well, as level as it gets in New Baltimore.
So, on October 31, 2018, more than two years after the Highway Department started to maintain the drains and culverts on New Street after at least 16 years, they finally got to giving the Demon Drain some attention.
“C” in the illustration above shows what the New Baltimore Highway Department did with the Demon Drain. It’s still a bit “demonic,” don’t you think?
The Town sent VanWormer to Ithaca for three days to learn something about road and drainage maintenance. He came back just as stupid as when he left. That’s how Jeff Ruso and his “deputy” Nick Dellisanti, and their minions on the New Baltimore Town Board (Shelly VanEtten, Scott Briody, Chuck Irving, and Kelly Downes) serve the best interests of residents and taxpayers in New Baltimore: They don’t. They deserve the nickname the “Newbaltimorons.”
The Six Ps of New Baltimore Town Hall
(Poor Planning Provides Piss Poor Performance)
The illustration below shows what the Town of New Baltimore and the Town of New Baltimore Highway Department are capable of now that Mr VanWormer has been “trained.”
We should note for our readers’ historical knowledge that we demanded production of documents showing the education and training of the Highway Superintendent and Highway Department employees. The Town couldn’t produce a single document showing any training for any of the Highway Department employees or the Superintendent. Mr VanWormer’s attendance at the Cornell conference in May 2018 was the first training ever for the employees of the New Baltimore Highway Department. Even so, State Senator George Amadore was handing over hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars under the CHIPS program to New Baltimore, Greene County Legislator Pat Linger was passing on taxpayer dollars to be wasted in New Baltimore by a bunch of untrained apes, Greene County District Attorney Joseph Stanzione cast a blind eye on the corruption, waste and incompetence in New Baltimore Town Hall and in the New Baltimore Highway Department. Even the employees who privately would admit that something seriously wrong was going on in the Highway Department, employees like Scott VanWormer and his brother, Alan VanWormer, just followed orders with their thumbs up their fat asses and didn’t say a word; Town Board members like Jeff Ruso, Nick Dellisanti, and Shelly VanEtten did nothing. (See our article “Open Letter to County Legislator Patrick Linger and Greene County DA Joseph Stanzione” and our earlier article, “Open Letter to Greene County District Attorney Joseph Stanzione“)
The all knew what was going on but nobody had the balls to put a stop to it! They thought they could deny any knowledge of what was going on but Smalbany wouldn’t let them deny it and get away with it. We published our exposé in our article, “Open Letter Blasts New Baltimore Supervisor, Town Board over Jordan Affair.”
Now Pat Linger wants New Baltimore voters to re-elect him to the Greene County Legislature but he can’t come up with any good reasons whey they should do that. We can come up with plenty of good reasons why NOT! Greene County District Attorney Joe Stanzione also want’s you to waste your vote on an unopposed candidate; he’s running unopposed and doesn’t need a single vote to stay in office. Same applies to Alan VanWormer who is running for New Baltimore Highway Superintendent unopposed, after he sat back and let Denis Jordan do as he pleased. (See our article, “The Problem with Alan VanWormer“)