Assigned Reading: WHOOPS!
Syracuse Common Councilor Michael Heagerty needed 335 valid signatures on his petitions to run for re-election on the Democratic Party line, a generally routine task for any incumbent. He was mortified to find Wednesday that he ended up one signature short.
And that he forgot to sign his own petition.
The city Democratic Committee had named Heagerty its designee in the 1st District and wanted to see his name in the Democratic line Nov. 3. Instead, district voters will find that spot blank.
On Wednesday evening, a reporter broke the news to Heagerty that he didn’t sign. “I didn’t sign my own petition? You’ve got to be kidding me,” he said.
This news apparently came out while I was in Poland, so my apologies if this is the second time you’ve heard it. Regardless, it was the source of a great laugh, and I wanted to share it with everyone here.
I feel awful for the guy . . . but, then again, he is a New York democrat, so my empathy is limited.