June 8, 2013

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Sweeton quits county exec race

Sweeton: "time for snazzy
presentations is over"

WARWICK – Michael Sweeton has withdrawn from the race for Orange County executive. The Warwick Town supervisor said that since he did not receive support from the Republican Committee, he weighed his options in terms of the financial cost of a primary, the impact on his family, his business and his administration of the town.

At this time he is not announcing an endorsement of fellow Republican Steven Neuhaus, who beat him at the GOP convention last week.

He wants to hear how both Neuhaus and Democratic candidate Roxanne Donnery feel about the issues like transportation and housing.

“The time of snazzy presentations is over”, Sweeton said. “It’s now time to tell exactly what you are going to do and let the voters have their choice.”

Neuhaus said voters want a county executive who is focused on jobs and the economy.

“We need to move beyond the hyper-partisanship which has paralyzed Orange County government for too long,” he said.  “We need to return good government to Goshen.”

Neuhaus, who is Chester town supervisor, will appear on the Republican, Conservative and Independence Party lines in November. Donnery, a county legislator, will be on the Democratic line.

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