Catillaz jumps back into Harrietstown supervisor race

Debate with Bevilacqua set for Oct. 29 at Town Hall

Harrietstown Supervisor candidates Tom Catillaz (D) and Bob Bevilacqua (R).

Harrietstown Supervisor candidates Tom Catillaz (D) and Bob Bevilacqua (R). Photo by Andy Flynn.

— Catillaz was knocking on doors over the weekend, meeting with residents and asking for votes.

Oct. 29 debate

On Oct. 21, two days after Catillaz jumped back into the supervisor’s race, his opponent issued a prepared statement calling for a debate. Bevilacqua asked the organizers of the cancelled Oct. 16 debate — Denton Publications and the Adirondack Daily Enterprise (ADE) — to reschedule it as soon as possible.

“The voters of the town of Harrietstown were really not given the opportunity to hear both candidates discuss the issues in open forum,” Bevilacqua said. “I believe it is important that this debate be rescheduled. I am willing to meet in a debate anytime, anywhere leading up to the Nov. 6 election.”

The next day, both candidates agreed to meet in a debate at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29 at the Harrietstown Town Hall, 39 Main St. It will feature a panel of journalists, including Denton Publications Assistant Managing Editor Andy Flynn and ADE Senior Staff Writer Chris Knight, and it will be moderated by ADE Managing Editor Peter Crowley.

To suggest a question to the panel, email Andy Flynn at andy@denpubs.com or Peter Crowley at pcrowley@adirondackdailyenterprise.com.

Catillaz said he is looking forward to the debate.

“I have a lot of respect for Bob,” Catillaz said. “It’s been a clean contest so far, and I think it will remain that way.”

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