At Wednesday’s board meeting Supervisor Christopher St. Lawrence and the town board voted Councilman Yitzchok Ullman as deputy supervisor, ending Councilman Patrick Withers two-year stint in the position.
Withers has butted heads with St. Lawrence at times. He stood alongside former Ramapo Councilman Daniel Friedman, who passed away in an apparent suicide Friday, in calling for St. Lawrence’s budgeting practices to be investigated.
He has further distanced himself from St. Lawrence since the supervisor’s arrest by federal prosecutors in 2016. Should St. Lawrence head to jail, Ullman is now in position to assume leadership of the town.