|Greg Connors with son David|
Albany Democratic sources tell me that representatives of Governor Cuomo have rejected out of hand Democratic County Chair Todd M Kerner's recommendations to fill the vacant seat of Saratoga County Clerk. That position was left vacant on Jan 1 as former Clerk Kathy Marchione took up her Senate seat. Cuomo had asked Kerner for suggestions to fill the vacant position but was not impressed with the candidates for the 99k a year position. Kerner submitted three names Deputy Commissioner of Public Safety Eileen Finneran, Henry J. ``Hank'' Kuczynski and Peter Martin a rich retired Wall Street attorney best known as Brent Wilkes side kick.
So faced with the rejection of his first picks Kerner went with plan B, Greg Connors. Connors while unknown in Saratoga Springs is a well-known democratic operative in southern Saratoga County. He was Stillwater Supervisor from 2004-2007 and is a current member of the Saratoga County Water Authority. As Supervisor he abolished the position of building inspector and created the position of Director of Building, Planning and Development to which he appointed his son David Connors. After failing the Civil Service exam twice he was forced to resign and went to work for then Congresswoman Gillibrand. David Connors is currently employed by the Senator.
Conner’s was defeated in 2007. In 2013 residents are still waiting for the completion of a mini park on Route 9p which he had been promised since 2004.
He is also no stranger to shady dealing as State Supreme Court Justice Ferradino stated he found irregularities in the Connors campaign going back to 2003.
Worse his family has a history of voter fraud convictions.2005 Mechanicville Republican mayoral candidate Jeff Brown alleged Greg’s brother, Joseph Connors, the Mechanicville Democratic Committee chairman, and his other brother William Connors, economic development director, engaged in voter fraud before primary day in September 2005.
William Connors admitted filing false information on absentee ballot applications on behalf of 16 voters in the 2005 Conservative and Independence primaries in Mechanicville. The crimes, class A misdemeanors, were punishable by up to a year in prison, but Connors was only sentenced to two weekends in the Saratoga County Jail. Under the terms of the plea, Connors also resigned as voting machine custodian and was ordered to pay $1,165 in fees. Connors' brother Joseph, the chairman of the Mechanicville Democratic Party, pleaded guilty to a single count of disorderly conduct on Primary Day in September 2005. The court ordered Joseph Connors, 51, to perform 20 hours of community service and pay a $500 fine and an additional surcharge.
Yea I’d say Greg Connors has what it takes to be County Clerk. Hell maybe he can bring his brothers on board. The fact that these four clowns are the best the Democrats can come up with shows just how pathetic the party is in Saratoga.
Tomorrow night I will be posting about a secret man’s only gathering of Democratic elites in Saratoga Springs. Complete with quest list and address. Yes there will be brandy and cigars but no word that “Tops and Bottoms” will be providing entertainment. Till next time…
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