There’ll be no surprises for voters this year when Croton Democrats nominate Ann Gallelli and Charlie Kane. As former CIA Director George Tenet might say, “It’s a slam dunk.”
But for Croton’s Republicans, or the mysterious Alliance party as they were forced to call themselves last year after losing the GOP line on the ballot, Crotonblog wonders who the Republicans will persuade to be the sacrificial lambs this year.
Will it be Charles Trendell, the former one-term trustee who gained notoriety earlier this year by accusing Trustees Gallelli, Kane and Wiegman of taking bribes from the solid waste industry? Mr. Trendell also successfully cashed in a political chit last year by getting Mayor Schmidt and his cohorts to block an already approved subdivision for a 10-acre parcel bordering his property on Batten Road.
The other possibility is none other than Joann Minett, who has been soliciting friends for advice on whether she should take the plunge and run for Trustee. Ms. Minett is best remembered for her theatrical performances and her frequent complaints—Rodney Dangerfield style—that she “got no respect from Mr. Herbek,” the village manager. But is that a reason for wanting to be his boss?
If Mr. Trendell and Ms. Minett decide to be the sacrificial victims this year, Crotonblog is forced to ask, “Are these the best candidates the Republicans can dredge up?” Just askin’…