Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Leary Switches Party To Challenge Reilich


FORMER GPD COP BECOMES
DEM. TO RUN FOR 
GREECE SUPERVISOR

Anonymous said...


Democrats draft retired cop, and enrolled Republican, to challenge Reilich

When retired Greece police officer Jim Leary announced Monday that he would run for town supervisor as a Democrat, he became the second enrolled Republican to switch parties in the hopes of upending a GOP incumbent. 

Leary will challenge Supervisor Bill Reilich's bid for a second term. While his former chief, Todd Baxter, previously announced a run against Sheriff Patrick O'Flynn.
"You can sit on the sidelines and be a complainer," Leary said. "But if you want to change things, you have to get in the game."

The 61-year-old said he had been a Republican all his life but became dissatisfied with the local party, which controls all elected offices in town. He did not talk to Baxter before deciding to jump into politics, he said, but took encouragement from his decision to change parties.

Democrats hope to field a full slate of candidates for Greece town offices this fall, he said. Republicans hold a slight enrollment advantage, Board of Elections records show.
Leary is born and raised in Greece, where he lives with his two daughters. He lost his wife to cancer several years ago. He has been a volunteer firefighter and ambulance member and worked in other capacities, including sports leagues and local boards.

If elected, he said, he would "bring a culture in which I will have both an open door, and an open mind." Added Jamie Romeo, chairwoman of the Monroe County Democratic Party: "For too long, Greece Town Hall has operated as a surrogate office for the Monroe County Republican Party, rather than a resource for the residents in town."

Reilich, 60, countered by listing off various projects, from recreation to a new police station, a town Fourth of July celebration at no expense to taxpayers, and that he had not raised the tax rate while in office, adding: "I don't hear anybody really complaining."

"We're taking care of residents' needs," Reilich said. "Just ask anybody that lives on the lakefront."
6/05/2017 7:28 PM

SCATS ~~ GO JIM, GO!!!

42 comments:

Anonymous said...

You left off the best part of the article. 4-X Bill points out that when Leary retired he was "still a police office" as if that somehow is a bad thing. I think Daryl Pierson was "still a police officer", John Ritter, the Greece Cop who saved lives in Webster during the Christmas Eve shooting was "still a police officer."

What a piece of work Reilich is. We need a change and I'm voting for Leary!

SCATS said...

To 7:31AM ~~ Actually, we received two comments with copies of the article. Upon a second look, the one we posted for a new BLOG omitted the last line. It wasn't intentional on our part.

I know people who worked at Kodak & in the schools for decades and they retired as "just a teacher" or "just a chemist" ... many do not want to become supervisory and push paper for a living.

Anonymous said...

Bill said "I don't hear anybody really complaining". I thought he stayed up till 2 in the morning reading to SCATS, I guess not.

Anonymous said...

The retired line was the first shot from King Willie.

The King will make this a nasty campaign with Royal IMPLICATIONS attempting to discredit Leary.
HRM Willie hopes voters will draw negative inferences about Leary and his candidacy.

As we get closer to November the King's munchkins will be in full force commenting against Leary and linking him to Rahn.

Anonymous said...

Questions for Candidate Leary:
As a retired cop, ergo a qualified expert, do you think the Town Library needs a coffee kiosk?

Will you try to force Kiosks and Marinas onto Town Property to profit your political allies and family?

Will you ALLOW Taxpayers to use Town facilities such as Town Hall, which they paid for, as venues for public fnctions, or will you maintain the throne room

As Supervisor, will you be accessable to the Citizens as Bill Smith in Pittsford does, or will you continue to hide behind locked doors on alocked off floor as King Willie of Greece currently does?

If you are elected what will the Taxpayer cost be for your extensive Supervisor wardrobe of costumes for photo ops?

How many upscale vehicles will you and your Administrators require for your use, provided at taxpayer expense?

Will you Mandate the Director of DPW have License and ability to operate a snow plow equipped 10 wheel dump truck, and a wood handled shovel as well?
Will you personally attend used vehicle auctions to buy second hand plow trucks for DPW so you can shift money to pet projects?

Charlie Hubbard said...

When the elections come down to issues it will become obvious to Mr. Leary and Mr. Baxter that they did themselves no favor by lining up with the liberal, socialist, snowflake party.
No better example than the position of the democrat leadership on 'sanctuary cities'.
It is the position of the democrat/snowflake party that our police should not follow and enforce federal laws unless 'they' first 'clear' this enforcement with them.
Is this what we want from our law enforcement?
At present it is just the city - is this what we want for Greece? Monroe county?

Anonymous said...

Good luck Mr Jim Leary, I am republican and a resident of Greece, I understand why you switch parties. This has gone way beyond parties. All the dirty laundry needs to be cleaned and I think Mr Leary can do that.

Anonymous said...

Aren't you going to make some snarky comment about Leary being a party flipper? Showing your true cattiness as always.

SCATS said...

To 10:20PM ~~ You want us to state the SAME thing yet again?? OK. In local elections, party affiliation is nearly meaningless since so many will flip party without any change in ideology/philosophy just to run for the open seat.

Happy now?

Anonymous said...

Jim is a great guy but doesn't stand a chance, I'm sorry to say.
Just look back to the Maloney-Auberger campaign. If a dem couldn't win then.....

SCATS said...

To 12:59PM ~~ We're hoping that a different day and a different Dem. makes for a different outcome.

Anonymous said...

TO 12:59: Even if he don't win, people still should have a choice, which sometimes we don't get on election day in Greece. BTW Auggie won his last election by 300+ votes.

Anonymous said...

1:59pm SCATS I could not agree more with your statement "many do not want to become supervisory and push paper for a living." Apparently that was Jim's position. Many don't but then if that is the case why does he now want to be supervisor and push paper? I'm a democrat and live on the lake. I vote for the person. Mr. R has my vote!

SCATS said...

To 9:25PM ~~ Show me where Reilich has "pushed paper." As for Leary, his life now is much different than it was when he was a cop. Presumably the kids are grown & gone. Sadly, his wife passed away. At this stage, pushing paper makes a lot more sense than it did as a young father/husband/cop. There's likely much less stress now than then.

Yup, I vote for the person & what they represent. Reilich = POLITICS ... what more can we say?

Anonymous said...

I am happy that there will be someone running against the fat man but as in the past the Democratic Party puts zero effort and money into Greece campaigns. Will it be different this time?

Anonymous said...

One good thing about Bill Reilich; he saved us from Stupidvisor Antelli.

He also built the new police palace and car jail on high ground. Town Hall will flood before the little palace on the hill.
Probably saved taxpayers some money by putting it right next to Timmys too.

SCATS said...

To 4:24PM ~~ We hope you didn't pull a muscle stretching to reach for those "accomplishments."

Anonymous said...

6:30am I thought personal attacks were not allowed on this site "fat man"?? Would you allow me to say underachiever low IQ Leary?

SCATS said...

To 7:34PM ~~ You made your attack "personal" by attaching a name to it.

Anonymous said...

How can Baxter keep politics out of the Sheriff's office? And we cannot even talk about the DA's office which is 150% politicized. Though Sandy babe denies.

Anonymous said...

He was probably still a police officer because he didn't kiss ass or strive to become somebody's boy. Do you think you get promoted because you do a good job?

Anonymous said...

Jim Leary has protected the people of the town for over 30 years and I find it surprising that Supervisor Reilich would publicly criticize him.

I support Leary and my guess is before the election a lot of "things" will become public that have been hiding for years.

Don't let the smoking mirrors you hear from Reilich fool you.

The truth will prevail!

SCATS said...

To 9:38PM ~~ Personally, I don't see any relevance between how long he stayed a cop and running for Supervisor. What the heck has Reilich done for the last 30 years??/

To 10:30PM ~~ What sound do smoking mirrors make?? :)

Anonymous said...

I work for a retired GPD cop at GCSD, he's not nor ever will be a LEADER. Cops are only trained to be crisis managers but yet have no experience being ahead of the curve. If you understand reactive v. proactive leadership you will find that they are useless as leaders, but great when its FUBAR. I want leadership, not the followership mentality of a union seniority guaranteed shill.

SCATS said...

To 5:21PM ~~ So you call it "leadership" when the current MOUTHpiece for Greece goes out on the news to call out the I-Square developer, even though it was NONE of his (or our) business? We call that BULLYING.

Anonymous said...

To 5:21 so because one retired cop in not a leader, they all must not be leaders. ? !

Anonymous said...

The blogger criticizing Leary's leadership must be affiliated with Reilich.

Most people praise Public Safety, Law Enforcement and Emergency response
personal.

Just reading that definitely means it is time for a change!

Anonymous said...

That's correct 9:48... I argue that the person I referenced reflects the training and experience of that person and still, he is indicative of the reactive leadership role taught to those folks. Been there, done that, and didn't like it! It is inherent in the training of every Military, Police, and Fire employee. Yet when we bring them into civilian service, they fail. And why, because Command and Control doesn't work in non crisis management scenarios. Chain of command doesn't exist in public service outside those job classifications.

SCATS said...

To 7:44PM ~~ Even if we bought your explanation, that doesn't make Reilich a "leader."

Anonymous said...

12:28am Your right but look how the lake flooding has been handled. That shows leadership.

SCATS said...

To 9AM ~~ REALLY!?!? LMAO!! It took getting Cuomo here to get the Natl Guard deployed, the right equipment brought in, etc. Reilich could have asked for that on day one. He didn't ... BECAUSE OF POLITICS! Cuomo is the wrong "flavor" so he'd rather do nothing than request help from across the aisle when he's in over his head.

Anonymous said...

11:46am Scats you are so wrong. The Governor spent over two hours with the supervisor when he was here last and today the Governor announced $500,000.00 to the town of Greece to cover the costs so far. The Governor has said publicly twice now (each of his last two visits)that the Supervisor has done a great job dealing with the flooding. You are entitled to your own opinion but not your own facts. I am a lake front home owner and was at both the visits.

Greece Town Hall said...

Bill knows how to slither across the aisle.
Bill knew to call Unka David when he needed David to call Maya Grady to make 911 records evaporate on the redundant system.
Bill knows he is still paying for that too.
Just look how he worked to keep Slaughter in Congress.

The D & R brand names are completely bogus. THEM politicians just offer 2 flavors to the suckers so the suckers think they had a choice.

SCATS said...

To 12:47PM ~~ You say " you are so wrong" but then go to Cuomo's LAST visit here. That's NOT what we were referring to, and we suspect you know it. Don't try to confuse the FACTS by shuffling them around.

If I were Cuomo and thought the Supervisor had done a poor job, but knew he would be challenged in the fall, I'd "support" him, too ... support him all the way out of office.

SPECIFICALLY, what did Reilich do that was so wonderful? Did he physically hold someone's house up against the wind & waves?

BTW, I think the Supervisor should be telling folks to recycle those sandbags by using them to rebuild the lost beach at Durand, etc. when they are through with them.

Anonymous said...

Never said Reilich was or is a Leader. How do you infer that from my posts.

SCATS said...

To 5:05PM ~~ Can't respond to your question since we don't know which are YOUR posts, or to whom you are addressing.

Glad to know you don't think Reilich is/was a leader though. That shows logical thinking is possible!

Anonymous said...

King Bill is lining up his pawns for Election Day. Plan 2014 and all the Edgemere Drive residents are voting for him.

Greece Highway Union said...

"BTW, I think the Supervisor should be telling folks to recycle those sandbags by using them to rebuild the lost beach"
That Royal Edict was issued last week.
You're supposed to slash the bag & dump the sand on what used to be your yard that you are still paying taxes for, UNLESS, THE SANDBAG IS CONTAMINATED with nasty juice and floating Baby Ruths that used to be the County's sewage.

Meanwhile down by the pond, it stinks bad!
There is no need for concern though, King Willie personally directed Kirkiepoo to sanitize the pump output.

If you have an old toilet seat, swing by Town Hall for a 8x10 pcture of King Willie you can tape to the seat and display it in your yard. It is almost Campaign time and Willie needs yard signs.

SCATS said...

To 6:48PM ~~ OMG! We didn't intend to support any royal edict. We just wanted to keep our area from washing into the St. Lawrence Seaway.

Anonymous said...

No wonder why people no longer support unions!

SCATS said...

To 8PM ~~ On that subject, we found it nearly hysterical when a local union protested that the fermentation vats making there way to the Genessee Brewery were made in China. It turned out there were at least THREE times when their company could have bid on the job, but decided not to. It really took the wind out of the sails of their "protest."

Anonymous said...

Do some more checking SCATS. Thanks to Baby Cuomo, and Big Eared Chocolate Jezuz, those tanks couldn't have been fabricated in NY for 3 times the money. Too many useless regulations and too much insurance cost along with Union sent that job to China.

How many loudmouthed Union protesters live in houses built by Union labor with Union made furnishings?

Also look into who owns the beer Foundry. It damn sure ain't US Ownership any more and probably never again will be.

Looserberry actually nailed this one square on.