EAST LONGMEADOW, Mass. (WWLP) - Former East Longmeadow Selectman Jack Villamaino's father talked to 22News Friday and says he knows as much as the public knows about voter fraud allegations in town.
Two days after Jack Villamaino resigned from his post as East Longmeadow Selectman, residents are wondering if he'll pull his name from the race for state representative as well.
"If he has anything to do with it, he should step down," said East Longmeadow's Amy Richard.
Hundreds of East Longmeadow residents' party affiliations were changed without their consent.
While not officially named a suspect, Villamaino's name has been at the center of it all and for the first time since the allegations surfaced, his opponent in the race for State Representative, Marie Angelides, spoke publicly.
"When I heard about this and what happened, at first I was angry that my friends and neighbors wouldn't be able to vote on primary day," Angelides said.
Angelides wants him to reconsider his run for State Rep. so the community can get back to business.
"I'm disappointed that this has taken over the race, I mean our district has some serious problems and I'd like to be able to focus on those issues."
To try to talk to Villamaino himself, the 22News I-Team traveled back to Connecticut where he's staying with his father.
His dad told 22News he knows as much as the public knows.
"He doesn't talk about anything with me," Enrico John Villamaino Jr. said.
He also said his son is not hiding from the media, his attorney advised him not to talk publicly.
He did say the whole situation has taken a toll on his family.
"I'm not happy about the whole thing because I've worked hard to build a company with my brothers and family and I don't need this plastered all over the world,"Enrico John Villamaino Jr. added.
If Villamaino withdraws his name from the race his name will still appear on the ballot September 6th.
The winner of the primary will run against Democratic State Representative Brian Ashe.