Monday night Grafton Township Party Central Committee Chairman Tom Poznanski told me that he favored letting the voters decide who the Republican Party candidates for township office would be.
This is the third cycle during which partisan candidates have run for office.
For the first, eleven years ago, the Central Committee held a caucus.
In 2009, the Party decided on a primary election at which Linda Moore beat out the incumbent John Rossi by a couple dozen votes, while re-electing three out of the four incumbent Trustees from the Rossi years.
The fourth Trustee elected was Gerry McMahon. He was supported by those behind Moore, but quickly switched sides and became Moore most vociferous critic.
Moore has been isolated on the Township board which she chairs, having to go to court to keep the Trustees from usurping her executive branch functions.
The Trustees have appealed Judge Michael Caldwell’s decision.
A primary challenge to Moore is a certainty.