Judge upholds Coleen Snow as the Women’s Equality Party candidate

Dutchess County Supreme Court Orders Board of Elections to place Coleen Snow on the ballot as the Women’s Equality Party candidate.

New York Supreme Court judge Maria G. Rosa, J.S.C. issued a ruling September 18, 2018 verifying that the Dutchess County Board of Elections shall certify a ballot for the November 6, 2018, General Election that contains the name of Coleen E. Snow as the Women’s Equality Party candidate for the office of Town of Pawling Council member.

“It is a shame that the Republican Commissioner of Elections would use the courts to try to deprive the voters of having another choice to vote for.” said Coleen Snow.

The Commissioner’s petition was dismissed as time-barred and for lack of capacity and standing.

Michael Treybich, attorney for Coleen Snow commented “The Court rejected Mr. Haight’s attempt to remove Coleen from the ballot, and while the Court did not sanction him this time, if you read between the lines, the decision contains a warning for the next time Mr. Haight uses the courts to engage in frivolous conduct.”

According to the Dutchess County Board of Elections website, an objection to Coleen Snow’s petition for W.E.P. was originally filed by Michael Keupp, a Pawling resident, on July 12, 2018.