Monday, September 15, 2008
Parete To Retire From Election's Post
John Parete told the Freeman this afternoon that he will not seek reelection for Board of Elections post. This is a disappointment but not a surprise, why does John want the aggravation? I knew this was coming and was waiting for John Parete to make the announcement.
First and foremost, I thank John Parete for his service to this county as our elections commissioner by any standard, he has done a great and honorable job and I look forward to him continuing to serve as our Chairman. It will take huge shoes to fill Parete's position. Despite what people think this is not some political patronage job, it's tough work. John Parete works 12 hour days in that office, it's no joke. You need someone in that office like Parete, that knows what they are doing and someone that is able to challenge the opposition and protect their candidates.
UPDATED: Today Peter Loughran dropped his bid for the BOE and endorsed Kathy Mihm.
Kathy Mihm---- In my humble opinion, if Kathy tosses her hat in it's over, others need not apply. Kathy certainly would be the favorite and would have the inside track for the job.
Peter Loughran--- Dropped out endorsed Kathy Mihm
Posted by Jeremy Blaber at 3:14 PM