Democrat Photo by Rob Potter
AUTOGRAPH SESSION: Sullivan County Deputy Treasurer Olga Parlow, who is also the Republican Party candidate for the November Treasurer election, talks with State Senator John Bonacic as he signs her cast at Fridayâs GOP cocktail reception. Over the Labor Day Weekend, Parlow broke her ankle in a gardening accident at her home.
County GOP Has Grand
Old Party Time
By Rob Potter
CALLICOON ÷ September 19, 2000 ö A crowd of 175 candidates, elected officials and supporters gathered Friday evening at the Villa Roma in Callicoon for the annual Sullivan County Republican Committee Gala Cocktail Reception.
Members of the Grand Old Party gathered to offer support and encouragement to a host of candidates running for office in November. Among those candidates were Senator John Bonacic, seeking re-election to continue representing the 40th State Senatorial District; Bob Moppert, hoping to unseat U.S. Congressman Maurice Hinchey in the 26th Congressional District race; and Michael J. Speer and Thomas Warren, both of whom are seeking re-election as county coroners.
And the partyâs newest candidate, Sullivan County Deputy Treasurer Olga Parlow, was also in attendance. Only the day before, the Sullivan County Legislature unanimously voted to allow the registered voters of the county to fill the vacant county treasurer position in the general election on Tuesday, November 7.
Serving as the deputy treasurer for 17 years under former treasurer and new county manager Dan Briggs made Parlow the natural choice for the party.
ãIt was a privilege to serve you as county treasurer for 17 years,ä Briggs told the roomful of fellow Republicans.
Parlow then spoke to the crowd.
ãI am going to run on my experience,ä she said. ãAnd Iâm going to do the very best I can for you.ä
In his remarks, Speer noted that he and Warren have the experience necessary for the job of coroner.
ãIt is important to have experience, training, competence, compassion, integrity and a thorough knowledge of death investigation as a coroner,ä Speer said.
Senator Bonacic urged everyone to support those candidates at the reception as well as Congressman Ben Gilman in his re-election bid and Rick Lazio in his U.S. Senate race against Hillary Clinton. He also pledged to continue to fight for the people of the 40th District, if re-elected.
ãIâm fortunate to be at your service,ä he commented.
In addition to introducing several Republican town and village board members from around the county, Sullivan County Republican Party Chairman Greg Goldstein thanked his fellow committee members ö Vice-Chairman Rodney Gaebel, Treasurer Nancy Buck and Secretary Olga Parlow ö for their hard work and dedication in planning the annual reception.
ãGet out there and support our team of Republicans,ä Goldstein advised the roomful of GOP members.