YORKTOWN, NY – In a bizarre exchange regarding the proposed debate hosted by the Yorktown Chamber of Commerce, Co-Chairman of the Yorktown Democrats Eliot Krowe sent a profanity laced response to Supervisor Candidate Matt Slater and Yorktown Republican Chairman Kevin Byrnes. The Yorktown Democrats, including Supervisor Ilan Gilbert, continue to refuse to participate in the only scheduled debate leading up to Election Day.
“The Yorktown Democrats continue to provide misleading information, and try to sell opinion as fact, but when pressured by Supervisor Candidate Matt Slater their true colors are brought to light,” Yorktown Republican Town Committee Chairman Kevin Byrnes said. “While they attempt to portray themselves as the ‘moral compass’ of Yorktown the actions of the Yorktown Democrat leadership tell a very different story.”
When Yorktown Democrats attempted to flip the script on their refusal to participate in the Yorktown Chamber of Commerce debate on October 23rd, Supervisor Candidate Matt Slater demanded they retracted their statement citing no invitation had been issued by the League of Women Voters to hold a separate debate. In response, Yorktown Democrat co-chair Elliot Krowe responded in writing to Ron Stokes, Mr. Slater and Yorktown Republican Committee chairman Kevin Byrnes stating, “F*** these a**holes. They said no and now they’re scrambling because they’re behind the story. Let’s see what happens. Score one for us.”
“Mr. Krowe’s shameful email indicates the only intention of Yorktown Democrats was to avoid an open and honest debate,” Chairman Byrnes continued. “The Republican candidates have accepted the only invitation issued and will uphold their commitment to the Yorktown Chamber of Commerce and the voters of Yorktown.”
With the continued refusal by local Democrats, including Supervisor Ilan Gilbert and Town Clerk Diana Quast, no debate is scheduled for voters to see a direct comparison of candidates vying for local office before Election Day.