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