Peter’s Biography

Peter Parente is a candidate for the New Rochelle City Council, District 3 in the Special Election to be held on November 2, 2010.

Peter is a lifelong resident of New Rochelle. He lives with his wife Jennifer and their 5-year old son in the home they own together on Brookside Place in the heart of District 3.

A product of the New Rochelle public school system, Peter joined the U.S. Marines after graduating from New Rochelle High School in 1985. He served for 8 years in the United States Marine Corps and served in Kuwait during Operation Desert Storm.

Today, Peter is a small business owner. He owns and operates a successful family business with his brothers.

Peter is actively involved in the community and his church. Peter is the Commander of V.F.W. Post 439 New Rochelle, and President of the United
Veterans Memorial and Patriotic Association. He volunteers at St. Joseph’s Church where he is Co-Chairman of the St. Anthony Festival.

Peter is perhaps most well-known as the man who revived New Rochelle’s Memorial Day Parade which under his watch has become the largest most anticipated event in the City of New Rochelle. Peter also serves as coordinator of the annual 9/11 Memorial Service

As a District 3 resident and homeowner, Peter has experienced first hand the flooding which has plagued some neighborhoods with the district. As a local taxpayer Peter understands the need for responsible development that will increase revenues and reduce the tax burden that has been placed on the residents but also understands the need to limit development on North Avenue based on neighborhood input. Peter stands for a common sense approach to growth, something sorely lacking in New Rochelle over the past two decades.

Peter will fight to maintain fire, police and city services in the City and will work hand in hand with the neighborhoods on quality of life issues such as patrolling, security and noise.