Former "Jim Reith Show" Producer Running for Office

August 26, 2009 by

SYRACUSE -- Dan McIntyre, a former producer of "The Jim Reith Show," is hoping to try his hand at politics.  McIntyre, who also hosted a short-lived Saturday morning talk show on Newsradio 570 WSYR, is running for Supervisor in the Town of Clay.

This afternoon, McIntyre posted the details for his first campaign fundraiser on Facebook, and shared the event with about 130 people.  Obviously, the candidate welcomes anyone who wants to attend: it'll be held at Meghan McMurphy's on Route 57 in Liverpool on Tuesday, September 3.  Doors open at 6:00pm, and the admission is $25/person or $40/couple.

It's safe to assume McIntyre, who describes his political views as "very liberal" on the social networking site, will be running on the Democrat ticket against Republican Damian Ulatowski.  According to the Syracuse Post-Standard, Ulatowski was appointed to the post after longtime Supervisor Jim Rowley, also a republican, resigned to take a county job last year.

McIntyre, a graduate of SUNY Morrisville and SUNY Oswego, who also once hosted a Saturday morning talk show called "Weekend News and Views" on WSYR, lives in the town with his wife and son.  After leaving WSYR, McIntyre ran the assignment desk at CBS affiliate WTVH, until corporate managers shut down the newsroom earlier this year, merging with WSTM.

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