‘Ramapo mafia’ campaign sign destroyed on candidate’s property

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A controversial campaign sign in Grand View-on-Hudson was pulled down and ripped up Sunday night, police say.

The sign was one of two 30-foot-long campaign signs on James Foley’s property – a candidate for the Rockland County Legislature. Both say, “Confronting the Ramapo Mafia.”

“I consider it pretty disgusting that someone would come to my house and disturb my family and destroy my property,” Foley told News 12.

Foley says he considers the “Ramapo mafia” to be the local leaders and residents who allow the overdevelopment that many say have overtaken the Town of Ramapo.

“They're just putting up more houses, building on wetlands, they're really ignoring the fact Rockland County doesn't want that,” says Foley.

Foley is running as a Republican for the District 17 seat currently held by Nancy Low-Hogan. If elected in November, Foley says his mission will be to fight against Ramapo Town Supervisor Michael Specht and anyone else who, "thwarts the zoning laws."

Specht told News 12 that he has no comment on the idea of an alleged “Ramapo mafia.” County Legislator Low-Hogan told News 12 that she doesn't condone the destruction of anyone's signs, and that she remains focused on confronting the challenges of her constituents in the district, which includes Orangetown and Clarkstown.

 

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