Otsego County GOP Chairwoman Sheila Ross said she believes it will be impossible for Crowell to have his name removed from the ballot.
Crowell has endorsed Russ Bachman, who became interim treasurer Feb. 1, as his successor. Bachman, an independent, would have to get at least 1,000 signatures by Aug. 15 to get his name on the ballot.
Otsego County Democratic Chairman Richard Abbate said the Democratic executive committee, after Crowell’s decision, has endorsed Bachman. The Republicans have yet to determine their candidate.
Amid all the uncertainty about the important county post, we wish Crowell, an Army captain serving his country honorably, continued success and happiness.