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Stuyvesant Dems endorse Serpico for town board

Sep 01, 2015 5:46 am
[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="200"] Frank Serpico in 2010.
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John Mason is reporting in the Register-Star Frank Serpico, former New York City police officer and celebrated whistleblower, is entering politics. Promising uncompromising truth and honesty, Serpico was recently endorsed, along with two other candidates, by the Stuyvesant Democratic Committee. Serpico's name will appear on the ballot alongside Lee Jamison, town supervisor candidate, and Edson Folmsbee, town board candidate. Serpico is “coming out of retirement due to his concerns for equal justice in Stuyvesant... He said if he were younger, he would have run for district attorney himself, but this year he will work for the election of DA candidate Ken Golden,” Jamison wrote in a released statement. Serpico has been a resident of Stuyvesant for more than 30 years. “I’ve been there a long time,” he said. “I know the ins and outs of the politics. If the ticks don’t get you, the politics will.” Folmsbee is a member of the Independence Party and long-time town resident. He has been employed as an electrician for Columbia County for nearly 30 years. Jamison works at Columbia Memorial Hospital as a psychiatric social worker serving people with developmental disabilities. She has been active in county politics for years. Read the full story in the Register-Star.