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Chairman Reilich Responds to Party Switch of County Legislator

Thursday, April 9th, 2015

Rochester, NY – Legislator Styk has switched to the Democrat Party after becoming aware of growing support within the Perinton Republican Committee for another candidate for the 18th District of the County Legislature. In just over a year, Dorothy's weak performance as County Legislator caused the Perinton Republican Committee to lack confidence in her ability to support lower taxes, more jobs and good government.

A Mini-Convention between Dorothy Styk and Tanya Conley was planned for the Perinton and East Rochester Committee members to nominate the next Republican candidate for County Legislature. It was at this point in time that Dorothy decided that instead of fight for her position she would choose to switch parties to avoid any of the work necessary to continue to serve district residents.

At their April Designating Meeting the Perinton Republican Committee is expected to endorse Tanya Conley for Monroe County Legislature representing the 18th District. Tanya, a Syracuse University Law grad, works for the Legal Aid Society of Rochester as an Attorney for the Child Program. An active parishioner in the Church of the Transfiguration and mother of two, she spends free time volunteering at her son’s school and teaching Continuing Legal Ed classes. Prior to attending Law school, Tanya worked as a Legislative Assistant in the Monroe County Legislature.