Veteran North Country politician Tom Catillaz – a Democrat who sits on Saranac Lake's village council – says he's suspending his active campaign for Harrietstown's supervisor post.
In an otherwise quiet election season, the face-off between Catillaz and Republican Bob Bevilacqua was one of the more intense local contests. Catillaz says he'll stay on the ballot and still hopes to win. Here's the press release:
Due to a serious family medical situation out-of-state, Tom Catillaz has suspended active campaigning for the position of Harrietstown Supervisor indefinitely.
The debate for October 16th will be cancelled.
Though active campaigning has ceased, Catillaz will keep his name on the ballot for the November 6 election.
Democratic Committee Chairman, Chad McCarthy said, "Tom remains confident that he is the right choice for Harrietstown Supervisor. However, his priority must now be his family. Our thoughts and prayers are with him and his family."