Close election should put Yates town officials on notice

Posted 21 November 2021 at 6:33 pm


With the election counting behind us now and the Yates incumbents narrow victory of 11 votes (from absentees that don’t live here year round), I want to thank everyone that helped and voted for me.

I will say a win is a win if by one vote. I accept it. No, we did not win but I had more fun doing this than I have had in a long time. I really enjoyed it. They were very worried and deservedly so.

One thing that is for sure we have started a grass roots movement and there are enough people that know what’s going on to have made me and you the voter a serious force.

There are many people in our town that are not happy with the course this board has been on. Will they learn anything from their narrow victory? I hope so but my faith in politicians is nil.

So we may be back next election cycle with a lot more backing. Maybe with a full ticket posse. I will continue to attend meetings and pass the information on to you.

Again thank you to the smart, informed voters in Yates that voted for me and those that didn’t in the next 2 years you may change your mind.

Paul Lauricella

Town of Yates