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Halfmoon GOP go in new direction

The Halfmoon Republican Committee passed over its sitting supervisor to endorse former town Justice Kevin Tollisen.

Tollisen won the endorsement Tuesday night over three-term Supervisor Mindy Wormuth.

A longer post on this and other committee endorsements is available HERE.

Wormuth was appointed to the Town Board in 2002 after Tollisen, who had served on the board starting in 1998, was elected town justice. She served out the rest of his term and then ran unopposed for re-election in 2003.

She was appointed supervisor in early 2007 when Kenneth DeCerce stepped down from that post, and she won re-election that fall.

A lot of controversy has revolved around Wormuth since 2011, when her contributions from developer Bruce Tanski exceeded legal limits. Last year, she resigned from the county Board of Supervisors’ Public Works Committee because of a controversy involving property she sold to a developer whose former company may be interested in buying the county landfill. Earlier this year she took heat for the nomination of a 22-year-old, with political connections to her campaign, to run the county's animal shelter.

David Lombardo contributed to this report

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