Not exactly the center of political power, but the Independence Party has endorsed three of the Republicans running in our local Rye election this November – French for Mayor and Keith and Jovanovich for city council. There is no mention of Tim Chittenden, a former Rye police officer who is also running on the Republican line.
Here is the official announcement:
WESTCHESTER INDEPENDENCE PARTY ENDORSES
FRENCH for RYE CITY MAYOR
JOVANOVICH AND KEITH for COUNCIL
The Westchester County Independence Party announced that it has endorsed Douglas French for Rye City Mayor along with Suzanna Keith and Peter Jovanovich for City Council in this year’s November election. "These are challenging times that require new thinking and vigorous leadership,” said Dr. Giulio A. Cavallo , Chairman of the Westchester Independence Party, “and those were the qualities we looked for in endorsing this year’s candidates.”
"Westchester families are hurting financially and our endorsement should send a clear message to independent-minded and non party-affiliated voters that this ticket has the right vision for the future by making fiscal matters its number one priority.” concluded Dr Cavallo.
Mayoral Candidate Douglas French, a business executive and community leader added, "We are honored and want to thank the Westchester Independence Party for their endorsement. This endorsement and what the Independence Party stands for validates the reasons why each of us decided to run – to focus on fiscal sustainability for Rye, to get our government moving forward again, and to deliver new leadership.”
Four seats are open on the Rye City Council in the November election to include the Mayor and 3 Council seats.