Bob Bevilacqua (right) shakes hands with Tom Catillaz in the Harrietstown Town Hall Tuesday night after Bevilcqua defeated Catillaz in the race for Town Supervisor. Photo: Chris Knight via Adirondack Daily Enterprise
Nov 07, 2012 — One of the most hotly contested local races in the North Country yesterday was in the Saranac Lake area, where two political veterans battled for the position of town of Harrietstown supervisor.
With a strong turnout at the polls, Republican town Councilman Bob Bevilacqua beat Democrat and village Trustee Tom Catillaz. Go to full article
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. Go to full article