West Hempstead BOE Candidate Objects to Endorsement Letter

West Hempstead school board candidate reflects on last month's election and a letter that went out to the asking them to "be proud to vote 'No' on the budget."

The following letter was written by Perry Fogg, a West Hempstead alum, current resident and father of five, who ran for Carole Rilling's seat on the West Hempstead Board of Education in the . Rilling retained her seat with 911 votes to Fogg's 655 votes. 

The process of running for a position on the Board of Education as trustee has been a great experience. I had a chance to reacquaint myself with my community and in that there are no regrets. When service is at the forefront, then so is your heart for all to see. I am proud of the people of West Hempstead I call my neighbors. It is my desire that our children and community thrive and succeed. And I will continue to serve my community in anyway possible. 

Congratulations to , , and our newcomer I appreciate your service to our community.

In retrospect, there is the matter of a letter that went out to the community before the election without my knowledge. First and foremost, I do not agree with the letter's contents and did not agree to have my name attached.

(Editor's Note: The letter, written by Dr. Joseph G. Bacigalup, endorsed Fogg, William Signorile and Bill Walsh and urged residents to "Be proud to vote no on the budget." You can view the complete letter above.)

Thank you once again to the community of West Hempstead.  

Best Regards,
Perry Fogg

l finkelstein June 04, 2012 at 06:24 PM
Good for you Mr.Fogg ! Next time, be careful who you align yourself with, or rather who influenced your alignment and assumed control of your campaign. I hope that you will be involved in our community's efforts in some capacity in the future !
WHMomOfFour June 05, 2012 at 12:23 AM
A little late I think. Shouldn't you have responded much sooner ??
Perry L. Fogg June 05, 2012 at 08:20 PM
Hi Mom of four. I responded immediately but it must not have gone threw. I looked for it and when I didn't see it I asked for help in resubmitting it. For a brief moment I felt like you "A little Late" and as time slipped away I decided better late than never and this in no way diminishes my sentiment. Most important is the reality of the matter for some it may hold water and for some it's grasping at air. This is my first time responding to anyone's comment and although I am at a disadvantage not knowing who I'm addressing it is my desire that you and your family prospers and thrives in our community. I look forward to hearing from you soon. Thanks for responding.
Perry L. Fogg June 05, 2012 at 08:24 PM
Thank you. Yes I will continue to play a more active role in our community. Thank you for your concern. Hope to see you soon.


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