Good judgment and leadership are qualities one should seek in a candidate running for public office. George Conklin has not demonstrated either of those qualities during his time as a legislator. Not …
Good judgment and leadership are qualities one should seek in a candidate running for public office. George Conklin has not demonstrated either of those qualities during his time as a legislator. Not only has Conklin voted twice to elect Robert Doherty as chairman of the legislature, but time and time again Conklin has handed his vote to Doherty.
George Conklin only voted differently than Rob Doherty twice. One of them was to vote against receiving state money for the Callicoon Riverside Park project in our own district.
Recently, a resolution was brought forth to remove Robert Doherty from the chairmanship after a jury of six found him guilty of defaming District 6 Legislator Luis Alvarez. George Conklin voted against removing Roberty Doherty as chairman. Loyalty to Robert Doherty is more important to George Conklin than leadership.
During the last three years, Robert Doherty has been verbally aggressive during legislative meetings. His outbursts have been directed at fellow legislators, other elected officials such as then-District Attorney Megan Galligan, county employees, and even at members of the public. Not once has George Conklin stood up to Doherty or voiced his disapproval of such inappropriate behavior. That isn’t leadership, it’s submission.
George Conklin’s unwavering support for Robert Doherty and his lack of leadership shows poor judgment. Sadly, Tom Bose has thrown his support behind George Conklin, which in turn means that at the end of the day, he supports Robert Doherty, too.
Do you know who has stood up to Robert Doherty on behalf of others over the last three years? Cat Scott. If Cat Scott can stand up to Robert Doherty then shouldn’t George Conklin?
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