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Republicans Nominate Langley for Town Supervisor

By John T. Ryan

Peru – Peru’s Republicans caucused on Thursday, July 13th and emerged with an unexpected candidate for the office of town supervisor. About one week ago current town supervisor Peter Glushko withdrew his letter of intent to seek reelection to the office. At Thursday’s caucus the majority of the 35 Republicans present chose current town council member James “Jimmy” Langley as their candidate. It was unexpected in that Langley has consistently denied any interest in serving as town supervisor. Dennis Curtin nominated Langley and Peter Glushko seconded the nomination. Not every Republican favored Langley. Lois Roberts nominated Town Councilman Jim Douglass who Peru Democrats recently chose as their candidate for the supervisor’s position. Her motion was seconded. A secret ballot was conducted; Langley won. The vote count was not announced.

As of today there are four candidates for two contested town council positions. The Republicans nominated incumbent Donald McBrayer and political newcomer Melvin Irwin. The Democrats have nominated Kara Bruno Hicks (a registered Republican) and Marque Moffett.

The other Republican nominees are:
Kathy Flynn (Incumbent ) – Town Clerk/Tax Collector
Michael Farrell (Incumbent) – Highway Superintendent
No nominee for the Town Justice position currently filled by Democrat James Kirby

Since Flynn, Farrell and Kirby also received the Democratic Party endorsement, it appears they will run unopposed.

The Peru Gazette will attempt to conduct in depth interviews with all the candidates prior to the general election.

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