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Broome County employees told campaign support for County Executive Debbie Preston was mandatory

When Broome County Executive Debbie Preston ran for re-election in 2012, about a dozen of her appointed county employees got a mandatory email assignment.

Employees were told in the note from Deputy Broome County Executive Bijoy Datta that they were required to participate in political activities to help get Preston elected, according to email messages obtained by the Press & Sun-Bulletin.

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