Sunday, October 10, 2010

Robach vs Wilt

  
Can the Incumbent Retain His Seat?

Joe Robach (incumbent) 

Party lines: Republican, Independence, Conservative.
Birth date: Feb. 22, 1958.
Residence: Greece.
Education: Bachelor's degree, political science and English; master's, public administration, State University College at Brockport.
Work: Former contract administrator, Monroe County Department of Social Services; former coordinator, Monroe County Stop DWI.
Political career: State Senate 2002-present; state Assembly, 1991-2002.


Robin Wilt (challenger) 








Party lines: Democratic, Working Families.
Birth date: April 12, 1969.
Residence: Brighton.
Education: Bachelor's degree, government, Dartmouth College.
Work: Associate broker, Nothnagle Realtors, Brighton; licensed real estate broker and owner, Transcontinental Properties, LLC.
Political career: Leader, Town of Brighton Democratic Committee; co-founder, Progressive Democrats for America's Genesee Valley Chapter; member, Rochester Chapter of Women for Obama.

Biographical information: Democrat & Chronicle

25 comments:

Anonymous said...

Robin has some thoughtful ideas. I think she would be a refreshing change from the stale air of the local crony club.
I don't see a lot of support coming from party headquarters. SO I don;t think she is getting much traction in our area.

Anonymous said...

If Joe needs a new job he can work for the town like his wife, heck, one summer the mrs and the three kids were working for the town. Oh I forgot, the water authority boss is still open and being held for him.....such is life.

Anonymous said...

But what a choice - she picketed outside WDKX because she felt she is entitled to free air time and they would not oblige. Three cheers to WDKX for standing up to her and telling her to pay like everyone else or go away. That's all we need, another entitled politician. No thanks!

Anonymous said...

Thats just what we need another Obama desciple.... How quickly can we flush our country?

Anonymous said...

So, lets see, vote a Dem into the State Senate, and when redistricting comes to the floor next year the Congressman representing Greece will live where?

Sorry, some house seller just don't cut it for me, especially given the Working Family line and the WDKX shakedown attempt.

Anonymous said...

I'll go with the person who has a job in the real world over the guy who doesn't remember what the real world is after spending so many years feeding off of the generosity of those who put him into office. Extra-marital affairs just don't cut it for me.

Anonymous said...

Some of these posts sound like they come form our friends at Moron's Ranting who somehow think that Politics is a pay to play exercise. They are attacking Wilt for her criticism of WDKX for not providing equal time.
Me thinks they talk out of both sides of their mouth. If the shoe were on the other foot they would scream bloody murder.

SCATS said...

BLOG Administration will not be posting several comments received from both sides for name-calling & other abuses of this BLOG's rules.

Anonymous said...

With reference to 2:25's comment on redistricting:
There was a nice article on the redistricting in Mark Hare's column on Sunday. His argument was that reform in Albany starts with redistricting and that one real test of commitment was the candidate's willingness to sign a pledge to support fair redistricting.
I'd take it one step further; I'd propose that IF we can get fair districts, where one party isn't overwhelmingly represented, we could actually move to a single legislative house. Why have two houses when both are based on population? But first, we need the districts fairly drawn, based on geographical boundaries and shared interests of the people within the boundaries.

Anonymous said...

I know you probably won't allow this comment because I'm not supporting Ms. Wilt but I don't think she'd represent ALL residents of this district well if she were elected. From her information she's more interested in very liberal issues. The district includes communities thst aren't just liberal. She'd have to prove that she could fight for everyone, not just liberal special interests. Can we please have a discussion here? Reflective of both sides and not just those who are pro-democrat?

SCATS said...

To 11:16PM ~~ I have no problem with folks who want to discuss the issues. Things like personal appearance aren't issues. Name-calling just because you can't think through any positioon to base an attack on a person's stance on the issues won't be tolerated either. I'm not tending towards leniency these days.

Anonymous said...

SCATS, please acknowledge that you may have different standards for those that support your side. As an example, if Robin Wilt had judgements against her for not paying her taxes as well as her defaulting on her mortgage forcing her house into foreclosure, by your our claim, you'd allow that (this) comment, correct? I mean, how can we trust her to control billions of our money when she clearly cannot manage her own? People should be made aware of that to take into consideration, right? All of this has been verified on the Monroe County government court records website (even though you say people don't need to prove their accusations, but rather it's up to the accused to prove their innocence. Appreciate your fairness on this. Thanks.

SCATS said...

To 12:11PM ~~ Sorry, but I have nothing to "acknowledge" regarding "different standards for those that support" my "side." I'd like YOU to tell me exactly what "my side" is. I didn't realize I had told anyone how to vote, or who to vote for. Please quote my words back to me ASAP. All I can find is some biographical info I posted along with a link.

If you want to "be fair" then by all means let's start with the incumbent (Joe Robach) whose track record during his tenure as a State Senator includes: an alleged extra-marital affair with the wife of a cop; the employment of his wife at Town Hall around the time of the discovery of that affair; the fact that his spouse's employment at Town Hall required moving a long time town employee out of that position to plug Robach's wifeypoo into it; the fact his chief-of-staff was able to somehow get so fortunate that he was plugged into a Town Board seat by the Supervisor and his cronies in the middle of the GPD scandal ... yes, let's definitely get into the nitty gritty of Mr. Robach's "connections" ... especially the ones in the corrupted Town of Greece. Tell us why Joe "Do Nothing In Albany" Robach deserves another term. I'm ALL eyes ;)

Anonymous said...

Wow Scats you get pretty frisky when someone rubs your fur the wrong way. Reading your blog over the years it's pretty clear you support Democrats. That's a given. I don't think I've ever seen you support a non-Democract.

You demand a lot from readers but don't like to give your positions. I get your complaining about pretty much anything republicans do. It's your perrogative. But can you explain what Democrat policies you are supportive of and why?

SCATS said...

To 8:43PM ~~ Anyone who has read my BLOG over the years realizes I'm not opposed to Republicans. I'm against the corruption of the status quo that has no opposition to bring about any measure of balance.

I asked why Robach should get re-elected, given his track record and background of questionable connections and actions. Until you answer that question satisfactorily, I've got nothing more to share :)

Anonymous said...

Anyone who follows SCATS Blog long enough realizes SCATS stands for CHANGE against the status quo, especially when it's corrupt, filthy stinking dirty, and needs a diaper change.

Kudos to SCATS for consistency. What the GOP punks in this town feel is the "norm", the rest of us "idiots" who pay the taxes are getting sick and tired of.

Change is good. Thanks for pointing that out SCATS.

SCATS said...

To 12:38AM ~~ Thank you for your support.

FYI to 10/13/2010 12:11 PM and any other critics of Ms. Wilt: the "Notice of Pendency" on Wilt's place of residence was CANCELED as of 8/16/2010. Her name was NEVER on the mortgage, only on the deed. It appears to me that when the going gets tough, Ms. Wilt is fully capable of taking responsibility and correcting difficult problems as they come along.

I'm not going to print any more comments against this woman until my questions about Robach get fully addressed. Thanks for being fair, folks ;)

Anonymous said...

I actually think Ms. Wilt has been very nice throughout this campaign. She deserves to serve in elected office, maybe on the town board or county legislature

Unfortunately, I can't say the same for people commenting on this site. The mean and nasty little comments coming form both sides is what puts people of about elections.

You all should be ashamed of yourself and stop acting like little children!

SCATS said...

To 3:38PM ~~ Had you bothered to get informed, you'd know Ms. Wilt is Robach's challenger to become a NY State Senator. You should be ashamed of your own ignorance.

As a reminder, I'm awaiting (still) a response to this: "If you want to "be fair" then by all means let's start with the incumbent (Joe Robach) whose track record during his tenure as a State Senator includes: an alleged extra-marital affair with the wife of a cop; the employment of his wife at Town Hall around the time of the discovery of that affair; the fact that his spouse's employment at Town Hall required moving a long time town employee out of that position to plug Robach's wifeypoo into it; the fact his chief-of-staff was able to somehow get so fortunate that he was plugged into a Town Board seat by the Supervisor and his cronies in the middle of the GPD scandal ... yes, let's definitely get into the nitty gritty of Mr. Robach's "connections" ... especially the ones in the corrupted Town of Greece. Tell us why Joe "Do Nothing In Albany" Robach deserves another term. I'm ALL eyes ;)"

Anonymous said...

Robach is a fence-sitter. He plays both sides of the fence. He tells downstate folks one thing, he tells upstate folks another. It ensures he gets reelected.

Anonymous said...

SCATS the point is that after watching, reading about and actually meeting Ms. Wilt she does not come across as someone ready to serve at the state level of government. She would be better to run for a lower level office. Clearly YOU missed my point and insulted me without knowing the facts. But I am happy to help you understand things better. I'm not looking for a fight with you, please don't try to sart one with me. I think dirty smear attacks have no place in campaigns and from the supporters of BOTH sides. I would hope that you would agree if you truly want to generate a discussion about real issues. Promoting the smears from both sides on your site does not help improve civil discussions.

Anonymous said...

It does appear that you are allowing pro-Wilt supporters the opportunity to be nasty here. Unfortunate.

SCATS said...

To 11:16AM ~~ It's not that I missed your point. It's that you certainly didn't state your point clearly in your previous comment. I'm not a mind-reader ;)

To 11:18AM ~~ I've asked several times for someone, anyone, to step up and tell us why Joe Robach should get reelected. It's been almost 48 hrs and no one has said one single thing to support him, or to argue with the points I made. I guess we'll just have to assume that re-electing him is indefensible!

Anonymous said...

SCATS, people can sinmply go to their campaign websites to learn more about both candidates:

www.wiltforsenate.com
www.joerobach.com

Robach has up his accomplishments and initiatives he's working on and Wilt has things she supports and wants to accomplish.

Both have bio information.

Can we please try and keep this civil? My gosh, please lead by example for goodness sake.

SCATS said...

BLOG Administration is still holding back on new comments awaiting a response to my question. If none comes forth, we'll know for certain Robach has NOTHING and no one supporting him aside from the same tired rhetoric of campaigns past.