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Justice for all

September 1, 2011

I am compelled to respond to Mr. Steve White’s letter to the editor in the August 25 issue.

My sole motivation for filing designating petitions was to give the citizens of our town an opportunity to choose to re-elect me as their town justice. Unfortunately, Ms. Harte commenced an action to prevent me from running on certain party lines and I was forced to defend the same. Two courts decided that the people, not just political leaders, should have the ability to choose their candidate. Regardless of party politics, the voters of the Town of Bethel should not be deprived of the right to select me as the most qualified person for town justice. Let the people of Bethel decide.

Howard Block
Kauneonga Lake, NY