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Republican legislative primary challenger Mario Mattera, who is also business agent for Plumber Local 200, clarified his position Wednesday on the re-election of Smithtown Supervisor Patrick Vecchio, who is also facing a GOP primary.

He said his union is backing Vecchio in his primary against town board member Robert Creighton but he personally is taking no position in the race. Mattera said he is “only concerned about representing the 13th district.”