New York City Mayor: We Need Fresh and Energetic New Leaders in Albany Like Bob Cohen.
WHITE PLAINS – Independent Mayor Michael Bloomberg has endorsed Bob Cohen (R,I,C) to be the next state Senator representing the 37th District. To date, Cohen is the only challenger for state Senate that Mayor Bloomberg has endorsed.
“Albany is broken and it has been for too long,” said Mayor Bloomberg. “It's time for a change. Bob Cohen is a businessman, not a career politician, and he is running to bring fiscal order to Albany. I’m an independent and I support candidates for office from both parties who I think are best for New York State. That’s why I’m strongly supporting Bob Cohen for State Senate in Westchester.”
Mr. Cohen said, “Mayor Bloomberg has been a model for independent leadership and has shown great courage and determination in taking on the special interests who have taken over Albany. From the Senate, I look forward to working with him to reform our corrupt government, reduce what has become the highest tax burden in the nation, and create more stable, good-paying jobs. I could not be more honored to have the endorsement of Mayor Bloomberg and I thank him for his support and confidence in my campaign.”Read more
Decision 2010 Tracking Poll Shows Bob Cohen Gaining on Suzi Oppenheimer
Slight Majority of Voters Also Trust Cohen More To Fix the State’s Economy
WHITE PLAINS, NY (October 28, 2010) A second poll of the race for New York State’s 37th Senate District between incumbent Suzi Oppenheimer (D) (WF) and challenger Bob Cohen (R) (C) (I) just got more interesting with Cohen closing Oppenheimer’s lead from 10 to 6 percentage points, a net gain of 4 points, since the last poll conducted on October 13, 2010, according to a RNN-TV/Westchester County Association (WCA) Decision 2010 poll conducted by Iona College.
When asked whom they would vote for in the election, 48% said Oppenheimer, 42% said Cohen and 10% remain undecided. This compares to the previous Decision 2010 poll showing 47% for Oppenheimer, 37% for Cohen, and 16% undecided.Read more
Mamaroneck, NY – U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer has endorsed Suzi Oppenheimer for State Senate, citing her ability to break through the Albany gridlock and her leadership on education reforms that will better prepare New York students for the challenges of the 21st century.
As the Chair of the Senate Education Committee, Oppenheimer led the fight this year to pass landmark education reforms that were instrumental in delivering $700 million in federal Race to the Top funds to schools in New York State. She has also fought for a permanent state-level solution to Westchester’s property tax crisis and has worked to balance environmental issues with opportunities for economic development and job creation.
“Suzi Oppenheimer has been a knowledgeable and determined advocate for New York, especially on issues of importance to Westchester such as education, flood control, and lowering burdensome property taxes,” said Senator Schumer. “We have worked together to protect the citizens of Westchester County. Suzi’s leadership was critical to New York winning the federal Race to the Top competition. There is no question that Westchester needs her skilled service.”Read more
WHITE PLAINS – State Senate candidate Bob Cohen (R,I,C – 37th District) today cited a new study by the nonpartisan Tax Foundation that singled out New York as having the worst tax climate in the nation as further support for the need of widespread change in Albany.
“People are voting with their feet and we are witnessing the depopulation of New York State because of the reckless string of fiscally irresponsible budgets that Senator Oppenheimer has supported over 26 years in the Senate,” said Cohen. “The policies of Senator Oppenheimer and her allies in the spending lobby are destroying the state’s economy, and if this continues, more young people, more retirees, and more employers will look for opportunity elsewhere.”
According to the study New York fell to 50th in the nation in this year’s Tax Foundation rankings, down from 49th last year. New York now has a worse tax climate than California and New Jersey. View the full report here: http://www.taxfoundation.org/research/show/22658.html.
Kail Padgitt, a staff economist at the foundation who wrote the study, told the New York Post: “New York has a lot of things that tend to be indicative of bad tax policy.”
Just returned from East End Civic Association "Meet the Candidate Night." This was my fourth or fifth such extravaganza of this busy electoral season. Credit the good people of the association for trying to educate their loyal membership and members of the general public regarding the policies and personalities at stake on election day, November 2.
However, tonight I believe I have discerned a curious new custom permeating the political landscape, in events as diverse as those of the League of Women Voters of Mamaroneck and of New Rochelle, several neighborhood and civic groups and Temple Beth El and Temple Israel of New Rochelle. Have you noticed that every one of the recent "candidates night" events for local, state and federal office (without a single exception to the best of my knowledge) has stated as its procedural policy (explicitly or in effect) that the occasion is for the presentation of views only and not an opportunity for "debate?"Read more
Mamaroneck, NY – Yesterday, fresh on the heels of receiving his endorsement, Senator Suzi Oppenheimer joined Andrew Cuomo on stage at a campaign event in Westchester County, urging voters to support their mission to bring change to Albany.
Calling her “a great Senator,” Mr. Cuomo declared, “I need Suzi in the Senate to help me reform Albany.” He also credited her efforts to lower property taxes, a goal they both share.
“I am happy to be here with the person I fully expect will be the next governor of the great state of New York,” declared Senator Oppenheimer. “We need Andrew Cuomo’s leadership as we take on the important challenges we’re faced with today. Mr. Cuomo has developed a thorough plan that will push key reforms I have long fought to enact. I am excited about partnering with him to make our state government effective again.”
As Attorney General, Andrew Cuomo has earned a reputation as one of the nation’s most committed and successful public advocates. To learn more about his campaign for New York Governor, visit www.andrewcuomo.com.
Senator Oppenheimer represents the 37th Senate District, which includes the Cities of New Rochelle, Rye, and White Plains, and the Towns of Harrison, Mamaroneck, New Castle, North Castle, Ossining, Rye, and Scarsdale.Read more
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.Read more
Mamaroneck, NY – (October 22) Yesterday, New York Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Cuomo endorsed Suzi Oppenheimer for State Senate, citing her ability to break through the Albany gridlock and her continuing efforts to ensure that Westchester families, taxpayers, and schoolchildren get their fair share.
As the Chair of the Senate Education Committee, Oppenheimer led the fight this year to pass landmark education reforms that were instrumental in delivering $700 million in federal Race to the Top funds to schools in New York State. She has also fought for a permanent state-level solution to Westchester's property tax crisis and has worked to balance environmental issues with opportunities for economic development and job creation.
“Senator Oppenheimer has established a stellar record of accomplishment as a true public servant,” stated Mr. Cuomo. “This year she played a key role in passing the Education Reform Law, which she sponsored and helped negotiate. Because of her proven ability to build coalitions and get results, I need Suzi as a partner in making government more effective. I enthusiastically endorse her re-election.”Read more