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Seen and Not Believed—the Chestnut Ridge Election
Posted March 21st, 2013

Founding Father: Jerry Kobre, Chestnut Ridge's "George Washington," was repeatedly defamed by political newcomer Nancy Guirand during her unusual 2013 mayoral campaign. The widely beloved Kobre announced his retirement after serving Chestnut Ridge for over a quarter century as their first and only (to this point) mayor

Founding Father: Jerry Kobre, Chestnut Ridge’s “George Washington,” was repeatedly defamed by political newcomer Nancy Guirand during her unusual 2013 mayoral campaign. The widely beloved Kobre announced his retirement after serving Chestnut Ridge for over a quarter century as their first and only (to this point) mayor

In the quiet Hamlet in the Village of Chestnut Ridge, in the Town of Ramapo, Democrat/Working Family mayor Candidate Nancy Guirand lost her bid in a humiliating landslide handed to her by Chestnut Ridge Committee candidate Sam Presti.

The rhetoric launched by the Democrat candidate had devolved into a tirade of wild accusations that wound up on lawn signs around the village. The residents of this tiny village did not respond kindly to the level of nasty accusations littering their streets and intersections.

It went from surreal to bizarre when the Democrat mayoral candidate called the Ramapo Police to the parking lot of the Village Hall, because she accused her opponent’s supporter of hugging too many people arriving to vote. As it turns out in most small villages like this one, neighbors are friendly and greet each other with a hug.

Much to the Democrat mayoral candidate’s displeasure, the arriving officer greeted the accused hugger, with a hug also. Can’t make this stuff up.

The final tally was Presti: 978 Guirand: 303

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