“Yitzchok Ullman doesn’t want to be supervisor, but he is — potentially for the next seven months unless the Town Board names someone else.
Federal jurors made the decision for him when they convicted Christopher St. Lawrence of securities fraud and conspiracy on May 19, forcing his removal from the office he held for 16 years.
Ullman, 38, a married father of four children, became acting supervisor because he held the deputy supervisor’s post. He said Thursday he would not run for supervisor and would do the best he can in leading the town until a supervisor is elected in November.
He’s already offered a series of reforms he hopes will bring transparency, target the extent of the town’s financial deficit, resolve issues involving the baseball stadium and Rockland Local Development Corp. and ease the bad taste many residents have for the government.
During an interview Thursday in the supervisor’s office at Town Hall, Ullman touched on a wide range of issues, including his own political aspirations and the viability of the controversial stadium.
“I don’t think I’m the right person to mend this town,” Ullman said. “My goal is to try and simmer the tensions. The rebuilding of trust will go to the new supervisor. I am not running for supervisor.”
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