The Northern Westchester Examiner

Volpe Still Undecided about Election Strategy in Cortlandt

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April-23-D-133x200A month after achieving mixed results in primary elections, Domenic Volpe remains hard pressed as to how to proceed in the race for a seat on the Cortlandt town board.

The Peekskill dry cleaner will appear on the November 5 ballot on the Independence and Working Families lines but without the coveted Democratic line, which he failed to snare from party committee choices Debbie Carter Costello and Seth Freach, he is torn about making a full-time commitment if his chances of getting elected are slim.

“The question is do I make it an active campaign or an inactive campaign?” Volpe said this week. “Do I really have a shot at this or will I just be a spoiler? I still have to see how far I can take this.”

Volpe said many customers that come into his store are encouraging him to press ahead. He has run twice in the past for town board and three times for county legislator.

“I’ve had 500 or 600 people say I’m going to vote for you any way,” Volpe maintained. “It’s not like I can withdraw my name. It’s there (on the ballot).”

Brian Pugh, who ran with Volpe in the primary but finished a distant fourth, will only appear on the Working Families line. Running on the Republican and Conservative lines are Buchanan Trustee Theresa Knickerbocker and John Lentini. Knickerbocker also has the Independence line.

Up for grabs are two seats with four-year terms that are being vacated by longtime Democrats John Sloan and Ann Lindau-Martin.

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