City Councilmembers Richard Slack and Richard Mecca, who were appointed to the Council in January to fill unexpired terms, will run unopposed in the November election.
By Robin Jovanovich
City Councilmembers Richard Slack and Richard Mecca, who were appointed to the Council in January to fill unexpired terms, will run unopposed in the November election. The City of Rye Democratic Committee announced that it is cross-endorsing the two Republicans.
Meg Cameron, who took over as chair of the Rye Democratic Committee this year, told the paper, “After interviewing prospective candidates, as well as Mr. Slack and Mr. Mecca, with whom we had good conversations, we decided as this is a special election and as the two individuals have only been serving on the Council for a few months that it would be best to let them serve out the terms.”
In a press release, Cameron noted that when a Democrat, Arthur Stampleman, was appointed to fill a vacancy on the Council in 1994 he was cross-endorsed in the subsequent special election. “Cross-endorsement was best for the community then, and we believe it is best for the community now.”
The terms Slack and Mecca are filling will be up in the next regular City Council election in 2015.
Looking ahead to the 2015 election, Cameron said, “We’re already working on it. Count on a strong Democratic slate.”