OCTOBER SURPRISE: Latino Republicans Announce Endorsements
12 Oct 2013 at 1:00 pm, a Press Conference was held in the Village of Chestnut Ridge, Town of Ramapo to announce a key endorsement for County Executive and Town of Ramapo Council.
The October Surprise comes by way of the National Latino Republican Coalition of New York State selecting the two candidates which earned and not pandered for the endorsement.
"We are not a rubber stamp mill, these men earned this endorsement"; Said Anthony Mele.
All too often, the Democrats have taken for granted and claimed ownership of the Latino voting community, among others, to include the now infamous bloc voting practice in Monsey, that threatens to do to Rockland County's Executive Office, what it brags about it has done to Ramapo Town Hall, now under FBI investigation. Here is the chilling reminder of the plan from the mouth of Ramapo Town Supervisor, Chris St. Lawrence in 2007:
Political pandering, offerings of hand outs, and token appointments, have wrecked havoc on our Community.
"The days of the good ole boy network will come to an end on January 1st" Said Mr. Day to enthusiastic applause.
ROCKLAND REPUBLICAN LEADERS AND BUSINESS LEADERS ADDED THEIR ENDORSEMENTS:
Present at the announcement were an Assembly of elected Rockland County Republican District representatives adding their endorsements as well.
The NLRC of NYS observed and recognized Ed Day and Bobby Romanowski for their tireless efforts on behalf of the entire community.
They share the values of fair play, fair mindedness, equal protection under the law and not the pandering to special interest groups with promises of hand-outs at the expense of others.
NEWS 12 REPORTER FLUSTERED BY LATINO ENDORSEMENT OF REPUBLICANS:
In the attached News-12 interview between Anthony Mele and Sara Collins; she seemed confounded that there was no trade off or expectation one in return for the endorsement.
The media mind-set, figuratively speaking, was that the Latino Community had "special needs" and Mssrs. Day and Romanowski will promise to provide "Yellow Buses."
THEY MISS THE POINT: It's all about respect:
The Latino community are composed of business leaders, Business owners, home owners, and honest working people disinterested in government hand outs. They are deserving of respect and aware of their growing political muscle on the national and local levels. Some in the media fail to grasp the simplicity of this reality.
PRESS STATEMENT RELEASE:
The Latino National Republican Coalition of New York State, Inc.(LNRC of NYS) Chairman Ruben Estrada and Anthony Mele, LNRC of NYS Political Adviser support Rockland County Republican Candidates; Legislator Ed Day for Rockland County Executive and Mr. Bobby Romanowski for Ramapo Town Council.
"We urge voters of every persuasion to cast their votes for these gentlemen. They both have worked tirelessly for their community. They exemplify selfless devotion to duty and personal integrity." ~ Ruben Estrada
"My personal admiration for these men was sealed by their efforts as public servants working for the greater good of all our neighbors. I affirm they are sincere, capable, and are possessed of a personal code of honor seldom seen anywhere around here. We are proud to urge every voter to come out and elect them to office on Election Day." ~ Anthony Mele
Legislator Ed Day has been a thoughtful legislator during his current tenure. Over the course of his career, he has honed his professional skills as an executive manager, NYPD Detective Squad Leader, and Precinct Commander for over 30 years.
We concur with his street smarts approach to legislating, conservative instincts in protecting our hard earned tax dollars, and consistent approach toward consensus building. Ed Day is a fair-minded, no nonsense legislator and he has demonstrated the finest qualities to be an effective County Executive.
Mr. Bobby Romanowski is one of the most knowledgeable and dedicated Republican District Leaders in the Town of Ramapo. He is independent minded, a studious researcher, and has attended almost every Town Board meeting and session ever held, in order to report back to his constituents and neighbors with precision, accuracy, and distillation of complex data to help us make informed decisions to either support or reject, Town Board resolutions.
"Bobby was my co-host on the Ramapo Round Table radio talk show on WRCR for one year. "The Bobby Report" was crisp, informative, and precision perfect that raised the awareness level of the entire listening audience, inspiring them to take action. His believes in fairness and equal voting rights for all." Said; Anthony Mele
Their positions and dedication to County and Town issue, ranging from the East Ramapo School problems, over development, high taxes, de-salination plant controversy, are all consistent with the notion of fair play and frugal governance.
Additionally, an Assembly of elected, not appointed, Rockland Republican District Representatives added their endorsements to these upstanding gentlemen in a show of solidarity to principled candidates and independence from the business as usual politics that has dominated recent headlines much too often.
Mr. Joe Ciardullo stated: "We stand behind these candidates on principle and to show the public we are independent thinkers. We are the new brand of 'principles over politics' Republicans needed in Rockland County."
In agreement are elected Republican District Representatives Rowena Molluso, Jeanine Vecchiarelli, Lawrence Stone, Eduardo Gonzalez, Jose Guerra, Andrew Lidl, Mike Gries, Barbara Gries, Joe Shedlawski, Vincenza Diamuro, and other notables to include, President of the Rockland County Board of Business Owners: Hector May and other business leaders.
Stony Point Republican District Representative Lawrence Stone said: "This is what we worked hard to establish. Now begins the hard work of backing principled candidates. Let's start off by everyone, irrespective of party affiliation, electing two honest, decent men into public office."