Opinion: Conservative Party chairman Ford explains process; backs Ladouceur
To the Editor:
Most voters are familiar with the first path to become a candidate.Apply to the party of your choice.
Get endorsed and authorized by the party (On the ballot).
The second path is only allowed for aspiring judges who are unable to obtain endorsement.
Circulate petitions for any party.
Obtain signatures using non-party personnel (notaries) to witness signatures
Upon meeting the electoral rules for number of signatures, the Board of Elections will put them on the ballot
There is a candidate for Surrogate Court who has No Endorsement and No Authorization from two of the parties he professes to represent.
We also have a candidate who has the Endorsement and Authorization of the Conservative Party. That candidate is Michelle Ladouceur. She is the most conservative Democrat we have encountered, and we have encountered many conservative Democrats. She is also endorsed by the Democratic Party.
Because the other fellow couldn’t get approved by the Conservative Executive Committee, nor the Republican Party, he chose the second path, the one that bypasses normal processes. Now friends, is this the kind of candidate you want representing you on some of the most important issues that may face your family and loved ones?
Michelle Ladouceur is the only qualified endorsed Conservative candidate for St. Lawrence County Surrogate Court Judge to carry the Conservative Party banner.
Just a word from the Chairman. The Conservative Party is not a Rubber Stamp for any political party. In the rigorous process of vetting the Candidates, we grill each person the same. When the Candidate receives our endorsement we are sure we have endorsed the most qualified person to serve St. Lawrence County, the North Country and New York State.
So Folks, when it comes time to vote on June 28 be sure to choose Michelle Ladouceur, for the good of all.
Hank Ford, Chairman
St. Lawrence County Conservative Party