By Adam Swift
Todd Sacco is considering legal action in response to an anonymous text that was sent out denigrating him the night before the Nov. 7 municipal election.
“I am very proud of the campaign I ran with my team,” said Sacco. “It was clean, aboveboard, and we didn’t respond to any of the negativity that came our way. I was verbally assaulted, I was called every name in the book.”
Sacco said the derogatory text that was sent out the night before the election was meant to defame his character.
“This is the second time that this has happened in local politics,” said Sacco.
“I think the town of Winthrop deserves better than this dirty politics,” said Sacco. “I plan on responding. I cannot get into much detail about what my plans are, but I have retained legal counsel and I am going to pursue this to the fullest extent of the law.
“We have leads (and) we understand a fair amount of how this was all put together.”
In a letter to the editor, Richard Gill stated that the text on Nov. 6 was sent out anonymously, using his name and without his permission. (See full text of the letter on Page 4).
“The text attributed words to me, maligning a candidate, that I did not say,” stated Gill. “Anyone that knows me knows that this is not the way I operate.”
Gill urged whoever sent the text to come forward and acknowledge the harm that they have done to Sacco, Tassinari, himself, and the others who were “quoted”, as well as all the voters in Winthrop.