The Putnam Examiner

Hay to Take on Rights for Supervisor

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Putnam County Legislator Tony Hay

After flirting with the possibility of a county executive run, Putnam County Legislator Tony Hay will be sticking with his original plans and running against incumbent Michael Rights for supervisor of Southeast.

“It’s been a really tough decision,” Hay said on forgoing the county executive race.

Hay sent out a mailer to the Southeast Republican Committee – Rights excluded – asking for their support for the position.

Rights and Hay will likely face off in a Republican primary in September. Rights has served as supervisor since 2008, while Hay was elected to the legislature in 1992. Hay ran for supervisor once before, unsuccessfully in 1987, before being elected to the legislature on his second try.

MaryEllen Odell, a former Putnam County legislator now working for Sen. Greg Ball, is so far the only candidate to throw her hat in for county executive.

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