Fort Ann Mayor Apologizing Over Facebook Post But Not Resigning

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The mayor of Fort Ann is issuing an apology.

But he says he is proud to be a conservative Republican and is still running for re-election after a recent Facebook post that has some in the Washington County community upset. 

Denis Langlois urged people to vote Republican, and if not, they should sign themselves into a mental health unit because they are “retarded"   

The exact quote that was originally posted on Facebook last month.

"If anyone that I know vote for a Democrat on Tuesday you should  sign yourself into the Mental Health unit at your local Hospital because  you are retarded and need help, Vote Republican and 'Keep America  Great'!" 

According to the Post-Star, Langlois read a statement at Monday night's Village Council meeting in which he said he used a "poor choice of words," and was meant to be political only and had no intention for anyone with challenges of any kind. 

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