Fernandez Plans Primary Challenge
MILFORD – The Otsego County Republican Committee endorsed county Sheriff Richard J. Devlin Jr. Saturday for a fourth term, according to county Chairman Vice Casale.
Casale said retired state trooper Bob Fernandez said he will circulate petitions to primary Devlin in a Sept. 10 primary.
The GOP chair said the secret ballot garnered 2-1 support for Devlin. Fernandez said the actual count was 42-27.
Both Devlin, a Milford resident, and Fernandez, Otego, addressed the county committee, meeting in the community center here.
The committee also endorsed John Salka, the Brookfield town supervisor, to run a third time against Assemblyman Bill Magee, and county Judge John Lambert, Cooperstown, for a second term.