City Conservative Committee Candidate Decisions
The City of Kingston Conservative Executive Committee interviewed candidates and offer endorsements, Wilson-Pakula waivers, or recommendations for all city positions, i.e. Mayor, Alderman-at-Large, and 9 Alderman.
“Endorsement” refers to a candidate who sought our line and gained our full support.
“Wilson-Pakula Waiver” refers to either: (a) a candidate who is running for office that we are willing to support but who has not actively sought our endorsement; OR, (b) is offered to more than 1 candidate in a race to signify our intent to grant permission for a primary.
“Recommendation” refers to a situation where no candidate is running or where we cannot support the declared candidates. In such a situation, we recommend a man or a woman in the ward or district of honor and integrity who we think would serve the public well.
After careful consideration, the City Committee has made the following decisions:
Mayor -- We have granted Wilson-Pakulas to authorize a primary between SHAYNE GALLO and RON POLACCO.
Alderman-at-Large -- A Wilson-Pakula was granted to JEANETTE PROVENZANO should she decide to seek our line. Currently, she is not seeking our line.
Ward 1 Alderman Recommendation: We do not support either declared candidate. AL TEETSEL served previously as 1st Ward Alderman. We consider him a man of integrity and would be willing to offer our full endorsement should he choose to run.
Ward 2 Alderman Endorsement given to BRIAN SECHE. Brian has been a good Alderman and a voice of reason on the Council.
Ward 3 Alderman Recommendation. We do not support either declared candidate.. Mr. Champ-Doran is a man of integrity but his philosophy is not conservative. Thus, while we respect him, we cannot endorse his candidacy. NATE HOROWITZ was a very good Alderman of this ward. Should he decide to run again, we would openly support his candidacy
Ward 4 Alderman Wilson-Pakula granted to NINA DAWSON. Nina has not approached us for an endorsement. We believe she has done a good job as Alderman and we offer her a Wilson-Pakula waiver
Ward 5 Alderman Wilson-Pakula granted to BILL CAREY. Bill has not approached us for an endorsement. We believe he has done a good job as Alderman and we offer him a Wilson-Pakula waiver.
Ward 6 Alderman Endorsement given to JOE CORCORAN. Joe is a retired police officer and a successful small business man. He just missed last time and we believe he would be a solid addition to the Council.
Ward 7 Alderman Endorsement given to MARY ANN MILLS. Alderwoman Mills impressed our committee with her answers. We believe she is a conservative Democrat similar to Lew Kirshcner, John Dwyer, TR Gallo, and other conservative Democrats who have carried our banner over the years.
Ward 8 Alderman Wilson-Pakula granted to STEVE SCHABOT. Steve has not approached us for an endorsement. We believe he has done a good job as Alderman and we offer him a Wilson-Pakula waiver.
Ward 9 Alderman Endorsement given to DEBBIE BROWN. Alderwoman Brown has been a stellar member of the Council and we are honored to support her re-election efforts. We feel the Council needs Debbie back for another 2 years.