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Firefighters Union Endorses Candidate Peter Parente

Members of Local 273 of the IAFF Show Their Support For District 3 Candidate Peter Parente


Candidate Peter Parente Receives Endorsement from Local 273 IAFF

New Rochelle, New York – October 2, 2010 –

Peter Parente, Candidate for New Rochelle City Council District 3 in the upcoming special election to be held on November 2nd has received the endorsement from Local 273 International Association of Fire Fighters.  President, Byron O. Gray stated, “I and many of my fellow members of Local 273 IAFF are aware of your proven commitment to the issues and quality of life in the City of New Rochelle. We feel with great confidence that you are the best candidate in these troubled times and look forward to working with you in the future.”

Mr. Parente commented, “I was humbled by the confidence these brave fire fighters have placed in me. As a nine-year homeowner, I have been a long-time proponent of public safety services in our community. I am very grateful for their endorsement and support and for their service to our community. If elected I intend to work very hard to live up to the trust they and so many others in the community have expressed towards my candidacy for city council. The trend in City Hall, put forth by those who steer the direction of the City Council, has been to reduce public safety through layoffs and attrition; a policy I strongly oppose. Nothing is more important for the residents of District 3 and the City of New Rochelle than public safety.”

Friends of Peter Parente to Host Special Fundraiser

Friends of Peter Parente are asking supporters to please join them in their efforts to elect Peter Parente to the City Council in District 3. A special fundraiser is scheduled for Peter Parente, Republican-Independence-and Conservative Candidate for New Rochelle City Council District 3. The Fundraiser will be held at the popular Juliano’s Restaurant, 700 Main Street, New Rochelle, N.Y. and will take place on Tuesday, October 12, 2010 at 7:00 p.m.

The suggested donations are Supporter $75.00, Supporter Couple $125.00, Partner Couple $250.00. People who would like to attend are asked to RSVP to John at (914) 355-9131. People who are planning to attend as well as  those who are unable to attend, but would like to support Peter with a donation are asked to mail their check to Friends of Peter Parente, 95 Brookside Place, New Rochelle, N.Y. 10801

To register, for directions and more click HERE

Parente Supporters Gather for Fundraiser


Councilmen Lou Trangucci, Richard St. Paul, and Al Tarrantino were on hand to offer their support for Peter

The room was filled to capacity as supporters joined to show their support for District 3 candidate Peter Parente. Hosted by the Post Road Ale House, the event attracted a host of new supporters to mingle with  friends and neighbors.

Peter Parente Recieves Endorsement from Westchester VPAC

Candidate Peter Parente Thankfully Accepting His Latest Endorsement


City Council Candidate Peter Parente Receives Endorsement from VPAC

New Rochelle, New York – September 24, 2010 – Following his recent Republican Party nomination, Peter Parente, candidate for the City Council District 3 seat has been endorsed by the Veterans Political Action Committee of Westchester. Representing veteran’s interests, VPAC endorsed Peter Parente for his achievements and his unwavering commitment to supporting veteran’s affairs.

A Special Election is being held in the city on November 2nd 2010 to find a replacement for Councilman James Stowe who passed away unexpectedly on Aug 4th of this year. Parente, a successful business owner, United States Marine and veteran of Operation Desert Storm is known throughout the city for his active involvement in numerous community events.

Parente, a lifelong New Rochelle resident is probably best known for his leadership role in bringing about the return of the city’s Memorial Day Parade. A tribute to veterans, the parade attracts thousands of local people along with servicemen and women from all around the country each year, and is becoming the largest event held in the city. He has also taken the lead in the development and coordination of the 9/11 Memorial and Vigil in remembrance of the loss of life resulting from the September 11 attacks on our nation; all part of his long-standing commitment to community involvement.

Running on a platform that would, among other things, call for realignment of the city’s development policies that currently place tax burdens on residents as a result of tax abatements and PILOT programs issued to developers; a platform that encourages and supports neighborhood involvement in decisions most affecting their community, addresses the flooding issues in District 3, and supports expanded youth programs to deal with the many challenges faced by our youth. Parente has earned wide-spread community respect for his inherent leadership and ability to reach out and bring people to the table regardless of party affiliations or backgrounds.

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Robert Keller, Friends of Peter Parente

914-295-0075  Or e-mail

Parente Volunteers Called into Action

The room was filled with a lively crowd of volunteers as candidate Peter Parente outlined his plan for success in the upcoming special election for the New RochelleDistrict 3 seat. Enthusiasm filled the room as the supporters signed up for their campaign tasks. Clearly, the  question most asked throughout the evening had to be “Peter, how can I help?”  Quite a team!

Navigate this site -www.peterparente .org- to find the many ways you too can make a difference.