Is Supervisor Candidate McHugh Avoiding us? Maybe hiding?
As most of the local Albany County and Greene County residents and voters are aware, we recently contacted both Mr Phil Crandall, the incumbent Town of Coeymans Supervisor, and Mr George McHugh, a local lawyer seeking election to replace Mr Crandall. We invited both Mr Crandall and Mr McHugh to be interviewed by us and we published on this blog some of the questions we would be asking.
Our posts announcing our interest in interviewing the two candidates are part of the series: “If they want to be elected, we’re going to grill them!” (Click on these links to read the articles: Mr Crandall — Mr McHugh)
To his credit, Mr Crandall responded almost immediately accepting the invitation to be interviewed. We will be asking him for a date and time in the first two weeks of October, some time later this week.
Although we contacted Mr McHugh at about the same time we contacted Mr Crandall with the same request, and published the questions we want answered, Mr McHugh has so far refused to respond as to whether he will accept our invitation to be interviewed prior to the elections.
We followed up today with an email to Mr McHugh’s law offices, again attaching some of the questions for his information, and sent the following message:
Dear Mr McHugh:We contacted you earlier this month to invite you to be interviewed as a candidate for Town of Coeymans Supervisor.As of this date, we have not heard back from you, and we’d like to reach out to you a second time to invite you to be interviewed by us for the information of our many readers and the local community.We would be very pleased to schedule your interview at any time between Wednesday, October 2 – Wednesday, October 16, 2019, between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.The purpose of the interview, of course, will be to vet facts we already have as well as to explore other relevant issues concerning your fitness to be Coeymans Town Supervisor.For your convenience, we are attaching a list of questions, which we expect to ask at the time of interview. We do reserve the right to substitute or to add additional questions at the time of interview.Please be advised that should you choose not to respond or otherwise decline interview, we will proceed with the information we have.Thank you very much for your attention. We look forward to sitting down with you face-to-face to better inform the voting community.Once we receive your response, we will provide you with the name of an independent, non-partisan interviewer, who will conduct the interview.