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2011 Candidate Endorsements

Mahopac Town Council
Peter Creegan (D/C)

Mayor of Yonkers
Michael Spano (D/WF/C)

Supreme Court Justice, 9th Judicial District
Edward Borrelli (R/C)

Supreme Court Justice, 9th Judicial District
Robert DiBella (D/R/C/I)

Village of Ossining Trustee
Manuel Quezada (D/WF/I)

Village of Ossining Trustee
Robert Daraio (D/WF/I)

Westchester County Legislator, District 1
John Testa (R/C/I)

Westchester County Legislator District 2
Peter Harckham (D/WF/I)

Westchester County Legislator District 3
John Nonna (D/WF/I)

Westchester County Legislator District 4
Michael Kaplowitz (D/WF/)

Westchester County Legislator District 7
Judy Myers (D/WF/I)

Westchester County Legislator District 10
John Fitzpatrick (D/WF)

Westchester County Legislator District 12
MaryJane Shimsky (D/WF)

Westchester County Legislator District 13
Lyndon Williams (D/WF/I)

Westchester County Legislator District 14
George Kevgas (D/WF/I)

Westchester County Legislator District 16
Kenneth Jenkins (D/WF/I)

Westchester County Legislator District 17
Jose Alvarado (WF/I)

Yonkers City Council District 1
Christopher Johnson (D)

Yonkers City Council District 3
Michael Sabatino (D/WF/I)

Yorktown Town Councilman
David Paganelli (R/C/I/)

Michael Rotanelli to run Write In for Yonkers City Council – 3rd District.

Michael Rotanelli has decided to launch a Write-In Campaign for the Yonkers City Council 3rd District Seat. Rotanelli had lost The
Democratic Party Primary to Michael Sabatino, Rotanelli finished a strong third place.

Rotanelli states that the people who supported him in the Primary. Those voters continue to call him stay in the race through November and they tell Rotanelli that they need a candidate they can trust.

Rotanelli is a Yonkers Businssman who owns Transit Towing and Auto Body. The other candidates in this race are: Republican Michael Meyer and Democrat, Indpendence and Working Families Party Candidate, Michael Sabatino.

When voters go to the polls these days, rather than pull a lever on the old huge mechanical voting machines, they mark a paper ballot, then slip it into a reader.  The vote is recorded.

The new system should make it easier for the Board of Elections to tally votes and call an election.  The new system also allows anyone with a pen to write in the name of a worthy candidate who does not have the backing of the political parties.

This new system is made for a candidate like Michael Rotanelli and his being not for sale to the typical politics as usual. Let’s not forget that Rotanelli on his campaign literature from the primary, stated that Rotanelli “was unbought and unbossed”.

Rotanelli is an independent minded candidate, who is not anyone’s puppet and he will be the people’s voice if elected to The Yonkers City Council.

Rotanelli further states that he is the the people’s candidate and that he is going to encourage all voters who are fed up with politics
as usual to write in Michael Rotanelli on election day.

We will keep our readers posted on this most important, Yonkers City Council – 3rd District race.

For more info on Michael Rotanelli’s Campaign, Link To:

The Yonkers Insider

Please go to our website for an invitation to come to Head Quarters, 837 Midland Ave., Yonkers, NY at the conclusion of the Columbus Parade, aproximately 2:30 p.m., for Coffee, Cookies and Cannolis compliments of our campaign.

Dear Friend:

Having just returned from Israel on Monday, to those gathering to observe Rosh Hashanah, I extend my best wishes for a healthy and prosperous New Year to all of those celebrating the holiday.

From me and my family to you and yours, let the new year bring you health and happiness.

“L’Shana Tova.”

All the Best,

Ken Jenkins

Westchester County Legislator – 16th District


 Rob Astorino endorses John Murtagh for Yonkers Mayor.

Calling him “the one, the only real conservative in the race,” Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino today endorsed John Murtagh for Yonkers Mayor.

“John Murtagh is the kind of conservative reformer Yonkers needs,” said Astorino, who made the endorsement with Murtagh present at 11:30 AM today at Cook Field on Cook Avenue in Yonkers.

Astorino, who was elected in a major upset two years ago, added, “Taxpayers have cut corners and made sacrifices to get their families through the current economy, and they want a Mayor like John Murtagh, who will force city government to live within its means.”

Astorino applauded Murtagh for his pro-taxpayer record, noting, “John Murtagh set the right tone on day one as a city councilman when he refused a “free” city car. As Mayor, John Murtagh will bring commonsense solutions to the problems facing Yonkers. He’s tough, he’s fair, and he knows how to get things done. I look forward to working with him as your next mayor.”

Tune In Again Tonight
Tonight at 9pm Richard will be on the Fox Business News, this time on the “Nightly Scorecard” to discuss the ongoing budget dispute between the Public Employees Federation and Governor Cuomo.
Happy Rosh Hashanah to everybody (this show was taped before the holiday began).

Here’s the video of Richard’s appearance on Fox Business News last night, discussing “Occupy Wall Street” with Judge Napolitano:

Yonkers 3rd Police Precinct:

Westchester County Legislative Candidate Carmen Gomez Goldberg of District 17, Yonkers New York, participated in a ride along on Tuesday September 28th with members of the Yonkers Police Department 3rd Precinct.

The four hour ride along saw our police officers responding to a wide variety of calls. These included a call that involved menacing with a knife and responding to a senior citizen wellness check that required the dispatch of an ESU truck which took over thirty minutes to respond to the call. It should be noted that due to budget cuts, the City of Yonkers has two less ESU trucks and the total number of police officers on the streets has shrunk by 134 members.

The ride along program is invaluable for a legislative candidate like me. It gave me a real glimpse of what our police officers deal with on a moment to moment basis. They are dedicated, devoted to duty and care about this community. They have relationships with the people in this community.

Whether I am elected or not, I promise that I will work diligently to make sure that our elected officials understand that our community and our Police Department need us to work for them. I will work hard for our cops to have the best training and equipment they need to do their job safely. Of this you can be sure.”

Carmen Gómez Goldberg, Candidate, Westchester County Legislator, District 17 Yonkers.


Please see invitation below for our 2011 Celebration of Labor (formerly known as Meet the Candidates Night.)

September 17, 2011                                       

The Westchester/Putnam Central Labor Body (WPCLB) AFL-CIO will hold “A Celebration of Labor” on October 12, 2011 at the Westchester Manor located at 140 Saw Mill River Road, Hastings-on-Hudson, New York 10706 from 7:15 PM to 9:15 PM.  The event, being sponsored by the WPCLB Community Service/Organizer’s Committee, will raise money for the Workers’ Memorial Monument Fund.

The fund will be used to erect a permanent monument recognizing the ultimate sacrifice made by workers—their lives. This evening will give you the opportunity to meet and mingle with union members. The cost of the event is $75.00 per person which includes beer, wine, soda and light fare.         

Checks payable to:      

Workers’ Memorial Monument Fund                            

c/o Westchester/Putnam AFL-CIO Central Labor Body


(914) 328-7988   •  Fax (914) 328-7993 

Please contact Jennifer Puja at (914) 328-7988 if you have any questions.

Very truly yours,                                                                                 

Paul Ryan                                                                  


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