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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Desso Provides Committee Endorsement in Exchange for Deputy County Executive for His Son

Whether it's a Planning Board approval or a job, Lou Desso is always selling something in exchange for a contribution or a job. The latest move was to provide the North Greenbush GOP endorsement to Chris Meyer in exchange for an agreement to give his son, (a former Target "executive") the job of Deputy County Executive.

The son is currently enjoying a $70,000 job as the District Attorney's spokesman after he worked with Lou to put signs up during the DA's campaign. The job was created and funded but now Lou see's more opportunity for the family with the bitter county executive's primary looming.

Is it legal to make such deals, well not exactly but the FEDS have been busy in Brunswick as documented by the Times Union thanks in part to a tip from a GOP operative in the county legislature. Perhaps the DA would investigate Desso's deal as a violation of law but don't hold your breath on that one.

Soon the County Republican Committee will meet at the American Legion in Wynantskill where the weighted vote will be tallied up. Steve McLaughlin looks to be the stronger candidate in a primary given the fact he has a solid GOP constituency while his opponent has never been elected anywhere. As things tighten, County Executive Jimino her deputy Chris Meyer and Meyer's attorney met with the County GOP Chairman and told him they would take legal action if he tried to fill vacancies on the committee before the upcoming meeting and vote.

But congrats to Lou for a super job getting something for his town committee's endorsement. We have to wonder if Lou will get the Independence Party endorsement from Tom Connolly who has to be miffed that Lou is working against his candidate Steve McLaughlin.

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