The state Senator who’s making an attempt to unseat Westchester County Government Rob Astorino is looking on the Board of Elections to research using county staff on his marketing campaign.
Sen. George Latimer, a Democrat, claims that Astorino’s camp crossed a line by “pressuring” authorities staff to make use of paid day off to assist his marketing campaign.
Candidates’ employees often volunteer however their bosses can’t strain them to take part and it’s unlawful to make use of taxpayer-backed authorities assets for campaigns.
An e-mail despatched by Deputy Commissioner of Social Providers Philippe Gille urged authorities staff to make use of paid private time or annual depart to assist in the final days main as much as Tuesday’s election.
Latimer took challenge with Gille saying his underlings ought to “anticipate” to donate their time.
An Astorino spokesman stated Gille used his private e mail and all marketing campaign volunteers are following the letter of the regulation, and he fired again, complaining that Latimer ought to concentrate on again taxes he owes.
Polls present the 2 candidates in a lifeless-warmth after buying and selling accusations and insults all through a bruising marketing campaign struggle.