Lincoln Day May 2 dinner to honor first female supervisor

This year’s Lincoln Day Dinner will honor Wanita Lewis, the first woman elected to the office of town supervisor in Delaware County. The dinner will be held on Friday, May 2, at the Delhi American Legion, according to Maria Kelso, Dela­ware County Republican Chairwoman. 
Mrs. Lewis, who was active in numerous community and civic organizations, served many years in the Delaware County Clerk’s Office, and in the County Treasurer’s Office as Deputy Treasurer and Interim Treasurer before being elected Delhi Supervisor in 1973.  Following her retirement from public life, she and her husband moved to Flor­ida. Since 2006, she has re­sided at St. James Manor in Oneonta. “It is truly a privilege to recognize Wanita Lewis’s contributions to Delaware County,” said Kelso.
The keynote speaker for the evening is Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, the Republican candidate for governor, who will challenge Andrew Cuomo in November. Astorino, who won his post handily in 2009 and 2013 in a heavily Democratic county, made news earlier this month when he said that his own children would join thousands of others statewide in boycotting the reading exams for the Common Core.  
“We don’t coddle our children. We are demanding parents with high standards and expectations. But from what we have seen so far, Cuomo’s Common Core may be damaging their education, not helping it,” Astorino told the New York Daily News.
Tickets will be on sale until April 23 and are available by calling Maria Kelso at 607 434-9483; Beverly Shields, Republican Committee Vice Chair­woman, at 607 363-2451 or Andrea Campbell, Republican Committee Secretary, at 607 746-3564.