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February 21, 2013

Smith out as election commissioner


Tonawanda News — In December, Virtuoso pledged his caucus would appoint Smith —but after the new year it made no move to that effect.

Asked why not Tuesday, Virtuoso said Forster, the party chairman, had asked him to “hold off until he talked to (Smith) about a few things.”

Allen only found out she was recommended for the election commissioner’s post Monday night, after the party committee vote. She said she did not seek the nomination and accepted it only after talking with Smith, who “didn’t discourage me.”

Smith could not be reached late Tuesday to comment on her status with the Board of Elections.

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