Oct 10, 2012 — One of the candidates in Harrietstown's fierce supervisor race announced yesterday that he's suspending his campaign. Democrat Tom Catillaz says a family emergency has forced him to stop campaigning and to miss the one debate scheduled for the election October 16th. Catillaz also stripped most of the material from his campaign website on Tuesday.
According to Democrats in Harrietstown, Catillaz will still appear in the ballot and plans to serve if elected. Catillaz faces Republican Bob Bevilacqua on the November ballot. Bevilacqua is currently a member of the Harrietstown board.
The contest between Catillaz and Bevilacqua had been one of the more intense political battles in the Adirondacks, with the two men sparring over management of the regional airport and relations with the village of Saranac Lake.