Report: Town Clerk Says Supervisor's Post is Vacant

Town Clerk Vincent Puleo says Town Supervisor Patrick Vecchio and three other Town officials did not file a written oath in time.

Patrick Vecchio's title as Town supervisor may be in jeopardy. (Patch file photo)
Patrick Vecchio's title as Town supervisor may be in jeopardy. (Patch file photo)

Who is the Smithtown Town supervisor?

Until Wednesday, that answer was simple: Patrick Vecchio.

The Republican has held the office for more than 35 years, but on Wednesday, Smithtown Town Clerk Vincent Puleo declared the supervisor's post "vacant," saying that Vecchio and four other Town officials who were elected in November did not file a required written oath within 30 days of taking office, Newsday reported

Vecchio and Republican Town Councilwoman Lynne Nowick were sworn in on Jan. 1, but Newsday reported that Puleo was not invited to the ceremony, where the Town clerk says he usually collects the written oaths. 

Newsday wrote that "it was unclear last night whether the error can still be corrected." 

Puleo, a conservative, supported Town Councilman Robert Creighton is his bid to unseat Vecchio in November. 

Ron Weiss February 16, 2014 at 01:52 PM
Can you please ask Town Jerk?
P. J. Miller February 16, 2014 at 01:54 PM
Cathryn S - Town Clerk "KNEW" the document were not filed, he decided to do nothing...if it were Creighton I am sure he would have made sure they were signed. He let us down.
Gigi February 16, 2014 at 02:16 PM
P.J. Miller - it certainly wasn't the honorable thing to do. Ron Weiss - I agree with you - when an election becomes derailed there should be a thorough investigation.
Ron Weiss February 16, 2014 at 03:01 PM
Thx Gigi. I will see if we can get a petition going on the SaveSmithtown.com website. It might take a few days. Stay posted!
Patchogue Snoop March 11, 2014 at 10:03 AM


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