A glance at the 2014 local ballot begs the question: How on earth did Cindy get on the Independence Party line? I know, I know, she and Len Bernardo are best friends forever and Gerry Fornino already gave to Len’s wife the Conservative line a number of times… but let’s take a look at the timeline:
July 10, 2014
Last day for filing designating petitions for state/local offices.
NYS Election Law §6-158(1)
August 7, 2014
At the Town Board meeting, Rochester town supervisor Carl Chipman read Councilman Tavi Cilenti’s letter of resignation effective August 15.
Shawangunk Journal – August 14, 2014, page 7
The Independence Party is required by law to do every nomination (town and county-wide) solely by petition. On July 10 – the deadline for filing petitions – not even Councilman Cilenti knew about his resignation, so Cindy Fornino had no legitimate reason to circulate and file a designating petition.
Cindy Fornino knows how she got the nominations:
Her nominations are morally wrong. Do they have to be illegal too?
– Jon Dogar-Marinesco