The Republican Town Supervisor who lost last month in the Republican primary is changing parties.
Michael Yudelson announced he is switching his party affiliation from Republican to Democrat. Yudelson was defeated by Gro-Moore Farms owner Jack Moore in his primary bid for the Republican line on the November ballot.
Standing with local Democratic leaders, Yudelson said he has irreconcilable differences with local and national Republicans.
"In the past few months, a small group of Republicans have been taking the great work that the Henrietta Town Board and employees have been doing over the past six years that I've been supervisor, and manipulating that information to the public in order to push their personal and political ambitions and agendas and to hurt me," said Yudelson.
It is too late for Yudelson to be on the Democratic line for the race, but he will be on the Conservative and Independence lines. Conservative Party Chairman Tom Cook said he was surprised by the announcement and disappointed that Yudelson did not contact him before the decision was made.