Westchester Republican Chairman calls for investigation of Obama campaign & Greenburgh Supervisor

Westchester GOP Chairman Doug Colety today called on New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to conduct an investigation of the Obama campaign and Town of Greenburgh officials for using taxpayer-owned facilities to conduct a political campaign.  Town officials allowed Greenburgh Town Hall to be used by the Obama-Biden campaign to conduct a campaign phonebank over a two-month period.

Said Chairman Colety: “The taxpayers of Greenburgh are being ripped off by the Obama campaign and Greenburgh’s Democratic leadership and I am calling on the New York State Attorney General to conduct a full investigation to see if any laws are being violated by this clearly unethical behavior.  Taxpayers have a right to know that public facilities are not being used for partisan political campaigns and no municipal building should ever be converted into in a campaign headquarters for any party.”

Only after constituents and the media exposed the misuse of the town halls did the Obama campaign offer to reimburse taxpayers for the theft of public space.

“I am disappointed that it took the Obama campaign getting caught with their hand in the cookie jar for Supervisor Feiner to decide that taxpayers should be reimbursed for this violation of the public trust that he knew about since August.  It is critical that the Attorney General step in to answer important questions, including whether any town employees were used to keep Town Hall open for the evening phonebank and whether any laws were broken in the process,” concluded Chairman Colety.

Chairman Colety encouraged all concerned Westchester taxpayers to contact the Attorney General to demand answers.

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Douglas A. Colety was elected the 14th Chairman of the Westchester Republican County Committee in 2007, after having served seven years as the committee’s Secretary. He was re-elected as county chairman in 2009 and 2011.