On September 10, we had a primary election against my opponent for the Independence Party line in November, and on Wednesday the Board of Elections reviewed all the votes and we won big – capturing 82% of the vote!
The “so-called” Independence Party leaders endorsed my opponent. We believe they betrayed the principles of that party by ONLY endorsing Democrats in contested races for county legislator, which certainly lacks any “independence.” We decided to go directly to the Independence Party voters in a primary election. Our supporters had to write in my name, as only my opponent’s name was on the ballot, and 82% of these very thoughtful voters reviewed the choice of the party leaders and decided I was the better candidate for the Independence Party line this year. We are thrilled that so many Independence voters came out to support our re-election campaign, and we hear this may be the highest percentage in a write-in election victory in recent Westchester history! (The actual vote was 103 to 23 with 5 votes that didn't count).
My campaign committee and other supporters worked very hard on this primary election, and I could not have done it without them. Thanks so very much to my volunteers and to the Independence Party voters! And now we continue to work diligently every day to earn another victory on Election Day, November 5!
County Legislator Jim Maisano
Jim Maisano is the Minority Leader of the Westchester County Board of Legislators. He represents District 11 covering New Rochelle and Pelham. You can follow Jim on Facebook, Twitter or on his website. You can contact Jim at 914-636-1621 or [email protected]