First, I would like to take this opportunity to thank God for keeping my family and me safe and healthy throughout this intense campaign. I would also like to thank my campaign team for being so truly dedicated to helping me to get my message out to the District 3 community. They worked tirelessly, day and night giving 200% from day one of this campaign until Election Day.
To the people of District 3, I am extremely grateful to you for opening your doors to me as I walked the community as well as opening your minds and hearts to my message of a better future for New Rochelle. Coming into this race I had no idea I would meet so many wonderful people; people from all races, creeds and religions; the diversity of this district is certainly unique to the rest of the city. Although it was one the challenges I faced, I did my best to face it head on and made strides to prove that you do not have to come from the same background to be a true representative of the people. Although District 3 is an ‘Opportunity District’ the opportunity is for an equal playing field for candidates from any race so that all can be equally represented.
As the total votes are calculated in White Plains, it seems likely that my votes may reach between 900 and 1,000. Despite my loss, which can be attributed to the large turnout for the Governor’s race and other state-wide races along with mass confusion with the new ballot voting system, no other Republican candidate has ever had as high a vote in District 3 as I enjoyed from across the racial and political spectrum in this district. I commend those who had the courage to cross the isle and support me stating that, “I was the first Republican they have ever voted for in their lives.” This shows me that many people understand that we must have a bipartisan effort here in District 3 and in New Rochelle if we expect to get things done for all of people from the many neighborhoods in our community.
I am truly honored that so many of you had faith in me to work equally hard for everyone, regardless of race or political affiliation. I will continue my work in District 3, where I have lived for the past nine years as well as my work for all of New Rochelle. I love this city and I will continue to do my best to assure that New Rochelle becomes as great a place to raise a family as possible for everyone.
Thank you for your faith and support and I wish you all a happy holiday season. God bless you and GOD BLESS AMERICA!!
Republican Mayor Len Paduano and State Assemblyman Ron Tocci Stand Alongside Peter Parente
Dear Friend and Neighbor,
This Tuesday could be the most important city council election in over ten years. For too long, tax give-a-ways, limited downtown retail, and ill-conceived development has plagued our city, stressed our schools and city services.
We believe it’s time for change. Peter Parente has the passion, commitment and vision that offer this opportunity. His election will bring a new majority to the City Council and a new direction for our city.
Please join with us and support Peter Parente for City Council on Election Day, this coming Tuesday, November 2nd. .
Leonard Paduano, Former Mayor of New Rochelle
Ronald Tocci, Former New York State Assemblyman
Peter Parente Relates to Resident as Flooding Issue is Raised
On Wednesday, October 27th, the East End Civic Association held a meet the candidates night. Acting District 3 Councilwoman Roxie Stowe was introduced and reinforced her commitment to the concerns residents may have . Also on hand to speak were candidates Cynthia Lobo, Jim Maisano, Bill Reed, and Suzi Oppenheimer. The events led up to a question and answer session with District 3 candidates Peter Parente and Jared Rice. Peter Parente was able to show just how much a part of the community he is as he shared his own experiences with spiraling taxes, flooding, and the importance of his own son sharing some of the same opportunities he enjoyed growing up in New Rochelle.
Peter Parente on "New Rochelle News and Views" with Bruce Negrin
Peter Parente took to the airwaves with radio host Bruce Negrin on his weekly New Rochelle News and Views talk show. The popular radio show provided Peter a chance to outline his vision for New Rochelle, and get the chance to talk to some of the callers. ” It’s always a great opportunity when I get a chance to hear what’s on people’s minds and a special thanks to Bruce for the invitation to speak with the listeners”.
Together We Can Make a Difference
Come join the volunteer effort to send the message out to all voters. On Saturday, October 30, supporters will be gathering at the Jim Maisano Campaign headquarters at 175 Main Street (across the street from Salesian High School). Volunteers supporting Peter Parente, Jim Maisano, Cynthia Lobo and Bob Cohen will pick up flyers and distribute them throughout the neighborhoods and convince residents to give us their vote. Your help will be appreciated in two shifts (from 10:00AM – 2:00 PM and 2:00PM to 6:00PM). Join your old friends and make some new ones as we get together to make a difference.
- YOUR Vote, YOUR Voice.
Your vote on November 2nd will send a resounding mandate to city hall letting them know that enough is enough. The time is now and it begins when you cast your vote on election day. Working together, we can take on the challenges we all face as residents of this great city. So remember to come out and vote for Peter Parente on November 2nd and make your voice heard. Thank you and God Bless America.
Peter Parente was well received at the Hugh Doyle Center as he listened to the issues facing senior citizens in New Rochelle
The Hugh Doyle Center was the setting for the AARP sponsored candidate’s forum as a crowd of senior citizens had the chance to meet with Peter Parente. Although Peter had the chance to speak, he more than welcomed the opportunity to listen to what’s on the mind of those who attended. You can see more photos of the event HERE
Former Mayor Len "Lenny" Paduano (Republican), Peter Parente and Former N.Y. State Assemblyman Ron Tocci (Democrat)
“A leader who can bring people together” isn’t just a slogan for Peter Parente, it’s what he does every day. Whether it’s his community work at St. Josephs Church, the Memorial Day Parade, or the 9/11 Vigil, Peter’s proven track record shows his ability to join together people from all backgrounds and get winning results. On November 2nd, you can make the right choice for New Rochelle by voting for Peter Parente to represent District 3.
For Immediate Release
October 21, 2010
Local 663-The New Rochelle Public Employees Union Endorse Parente
On Friday, October 15, 2010, The New Rochelle Public Employees Voted to support Peter Parente in his effort to be elected as Councilman representing District 3 on the New Rochelle City Council. Angelo Formisano, Secretary-Treasurer Local 663 made the following statement, “We find it conceivable that you truly are the candidate who will stand up for the average working class man and his family. Our Union President, Mr. Lamont Taylor, is pleased to tell you that Local 663, the New Rochelle Public Employee’s stand with you and supports your effort in this upcoming election to bring the people of New Rochelle back together again, as you have demonstrated in the past.”
This endorsement is the third endorsement received by Peter Parente in his effort to be elected to represent the good people of District 3 in this special election to fill a vacant seat on the city council. To date, Mr. Parente has been endorsed by Westchester VPAC, Local 273 International Association of Fire Fighters in New Rochelle and now The New Rochelle Public Employee’s Local 663.
Mr. Parente commented, “I am truly humbled by this third endorsement and by the fact that so many of our hard working men and women recognize my ability and effort to bring the people of our community together to address their many concerns and to develop viable solutions to the important issues our entire district and city face today in the future.”
James Tudy IV, a registered Democrat, is a highly admired, noble, well-educated and respected Vietnam Veteran. He sees Peter Parente as being the right choice for the City Council, District 3 seat. More and more Democrats have joined Mr Tudy in supporting what’s best for New Rochelle. Mr. Tudy sums it up best when he says ” Nothing would be sweeter than a vote for Peter”.
Tuesday, October 12th, the Friends of Peter Parente, Candidate for City Council held their second fundraiser of the Campaign. The event took place at the famed Juliano’s Restaurant, located at 700 Main Street in New Rochelle.
Supporters from every race, nationality and political affiliation filled the banquet room to capacity as they gathered to show their support for the candidate they believe would best serve all the residents of District 3 in New Rochelle.
Along with the large and diverse Parente family, were new friends Peter has made along the campaign trail, as well as many old friends who have known Peter for years.
Everyone in attendance enjoyed the great food, friendship and live music provided by Peter’s brother and the A to Z Band. As he spoke to the room packed with supporters, Peter expressed his appreciation for the diversity of people who came to show their support for Peter’s candidacy.
See more photos of the evenings events HERE