Tom Catillaz (D), left, congratulates Bob Bevilacqua (R) on winning the Harrietstown supervisor race Tuesday, Nov. 6 at the Harrietstown Town Hall. The unofficial vote was 1,105-819.
Photo by Andy Flynn.
continued Then on Oct. 19, Catillaz jumped back into the race with enthusiasm as things on the home front had quieted down and he was ready to ramp up his campaign.
Soon after the initial results were announced at the Town Hall, Catillaz congratulated Bevilacqua.
“I think he did a very good job and he’ll do a very good job, and I wish him the best,” Catillaz said. “We will work together.”
Bob Bevilacqua is the owner of Carcuzzi Car Care Center in Saranac Lake. He spent five years on the Saranac Lake School Board, including one year as president of the board. He spent some time on the Harrietstown Board of Assessment Review. He was elected Harrietstown councilman in 2007 and again in 2011.
Tom Catillaz works at Consolidated Electrical Distributors (CED) Twin State in Saranac Lake. He has served 12 years on the Saranac Lake Village Board. He was first elected as a trustee in 1996, re-elected in 1998 and then elected mayor in 1999, serving a total of seven years at the helm of the village, deciding not to run in 2006. He was again elected as a trustee in 2010.
Catillaz said it’s too soon to know whether he’ll run for supervisor again in 2013.
“It’s a long way away,” Catillaz said. “No commitment now. I’m still reeling from this. I’m exhausted.”