Cortlandt: Letter to the Editor Basis of Fair Campaign Ruling, Mark Lungariello, Journal News

A nonpartisan committee found one of two complaints "unfair."

A letter to the editor by Cortlandt Town Supervisor Linda Puglisi included a statement that was deemed politically unfair by a nonpartisan committee.

Liam Carroll, Puglisi’s opponent in this year’s election, put in two complaints to the Westchester County Fair Campaign Practices Committee. The group’s found one of the complaints fair and the other unfair.


Ad in Rye Election Campaign was Unfair, Mark Lungariello, Journal News

Two of three complaints against the Moving Rye Forward team are found unfair by a nonpartisan committee.

An ad for the Democratic slate of candidates in Rye was found unfair by a nonpartisan group that hears complaints about election season discourse.


Flagg Joins Fair Campaign Practices Committee, Westfaironline, Editorial Staff

Jennifer Mebes Flagg of Chappaqua has been appointed coordinator of the Westchester County Fair Campaign Practices Committee. The nonprofit was formed in 1991 to promote honesty and fairness in Westchester’s political campaigns. It typically hears complaints from candidates who believe their opponents have been dishonest in campaign literature or gone so far as to defame them. In the position of coordinator, Flagg will act as liaison between the committee, candidates who file complaints and those facing allegations of unfairness.


Westchester: Fair Campaign Committee Rules on Perez Reyes Race, Mark Lungariello, Journal News

A Nonbinding Ruling Found 3 "Unfair Practices"

The challenger looking to unseat Westchester County Legislator Virginia Perez didn’t play fair in his campaign literature, an independent committee ruled.

The nonpartisan Westchester County Fair Campaign Practices Committee found “unfair” three complaints against London Reyes, an activist looking to win a Democratic primary Tuesday and oust Perez from legislative District 17 in southwest Yonkers.


Fair Campaign Practices Committee Plays Key Role in Election Season, Martin Wilbur, The Examiner

Many people have been said to be turned off by campaign season mudslinging that invariably engulfs a certain percentage of political races. For nearly 25 years, a dedicated group of Westchester citizen volunteers has worked tirelessly in hopes of providing the public greater clarity between honest, forthright campaigning that is based on the issues and grounded in facts and candidates who have engaged in distortions and defamatory attacks.


Herding a Pack of Liars and Their Enablers, Phil Reisman, Journal News

The umpires have taken the field, signaling the start of the season of mendacity.

By “umpires” I mean the Westchester County Fair Campaign Practices Committee—the panel of neutral arbiters that for the past 24 years has assumed the painstaking task of separating political fact from fiction.