County treasurer candidates line up

by Carol Thompson

The race for Oswego County Treasure is on.

The position will be on the ballot in November’s general election and it appears three of the four major parties will have a candidate.

The Oswego County Republican Committee recently endorsed Fred Beardsley, who was appointed to the position in April to replace John Kruk, who retired before his term had ended.

According to Oswego County Conservative Chairman Ronald Greenleaf, his party has a candidate as well.

The Conservatives handed out endorsements earlier this week and Beardsley was not among them, in fact, several Republicans interviewed said they were questioned about their affiliation with Beardsley by the Conservative Committee members.

In the past, candidates for county offices had been questioned about their relationship with Beardsley, causing the Republicans to call for boycotts of the Conservatives.

The boycott this year apparently didn’t work as Greenleaf said several Republican legislature candidates received the nod of the party, including Kevin Gardner and Terry Wilbur.

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