2009-02-20 / Letters

Don't Blame Chapey

Dear Editor,

This letter is in response to the unfair and false criticism of Geraldine Chapey, candidate for the City Council in the 32nd Council District. In Billy Molloy's letter "Respect the Union Label," he claimed that Geraldine Chapey did not have the union "bug" on her campaign flyers. I attended two election debates, one in Rockaway at West End Temple and one in Howard Beach. At both, I noticed that Geraldine Chapey's literature had the union "bug" label. I noticed Eric Ulrich didn't have it; none of the others had it, except Glenn DiResto and Geraldine Chapey.

It was Frank Gulluscio's fault he was taken off the ballot for the City Council by the Election Board and the court. It was not Geraldine Chapey's fault. I was informed that Geraldine Chapey had the legal right and obligation to bring attention to the glaring errors in Frank Gulluscio's petitions. I was informed that Frank made a careless mistake with signatures on his petitions. He and his staff presented hundreds of signatures that were not from the 32nd Council District. They turned in signatures from Brooklyn and other sections of the city. The Board of Elections rejected these signatures and the court that Frank Gulluscio appealed to ruled against his campaign. In order to get six time matching funds from the city and be on the ballot you must have the correct number of proper signatures. Frank did not.

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