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Jovanovich Scores Needed 377 Signatures for Rye Mayoral Run

Peter Jovanovich has garnered the necessary signatures to place him on the ballot as an indepedent candidate for Rye Mayor. He announced his run just two weeks ago. Read our interview when Jovanovich ran for city council in 2009.

Press Release
August 12, 2013

The Jovanovich for Mayor campaign announced today that it has gathered over 500 signatures.

“In just ten days, over 30 volunteers have worked nights and weekends to reach this number,” said Jovanovich, an incumbent Councilman and Deputy Mayor who is running as an Independent. “It’s evident that Rye voters want a choice this November.”

An Independent candidate for Mayor of Rye needs 377 signatures on petitions in order to be placed on the ballot. The deadline for submitting petitions to the Westchester Board of Elections is August 20.

4 COMMENTS

  1. A man accused of sexual harassment, the company that he controlled pays a $450,000.00 settlement and he wants to be the next mayor of Rye. Is this what the people want or need?

    Jury gives $450,000 to fired executive
    By Ken Schultz
    Herald Staff Writer
    A former CTB/McGraw-Hill executive in Monterey who was fired from her $125,000 a year job was awarded $450,000 by a federal court jury for wrongful termination.
    The jury of three men and five women in federal district court in San Jose also ruled the former Macmillian/McGraw Hill School Publishing Co. acted in bad faith when Judith Ann Hill, 41, was fired on June 10, 1993, from her position as vice president of finance.
    In her lawsuit, Hill said that Peter Jovanovich, president and chief executive officer of what is now McGraw Hill School Publishing Co., owned by The McGraw-Hill Companies, flew to Monterey from corporate headquarters in New York to personally fire her after she complained of being sexually harassed by him.
    Jovanovich told Hill at one point that “he wanted her to be his moll,” said Novato attorney Nancy Krop, who represented Hill.
    When Hill protested, “basically” that was the end of her career” with the company, Krop said.
    Hill had also accused the company of sex discrimination and Jovanovich with sexual harassment in her lawsuit, but the jury ruled against her on those points, said company spokesman Steve Weiss.
    The $450,000 judgment against the company, which later in 1993 became The McGraw-Hill Companies, was the maximum award allowed, Krop said.
    “I think the company had to learn you treat people more humanely,” Krop said yesterday.
    Weiss said the jury award was likely the result of the company’s failure to give Hill written warning that her job was in jeopardy before firing her.
    Even so, “We do believe that we have a very valid basis for appealing the jury’s decision,” Weiss said. He added that the company hasn’t decided whether to appeal.
    Hill, the mother of two college-aged daughters, began her career as a $17,500 senior accountant and rose in 11 years to become the chief financial officer of the company’s CTB division in Monterey, earning $125,000 a year, Krop said.

  2. Maybe, If I would of given into sexual advances, I may not of had to go thru all of this? Maybe my salary would have been increased to $250.000.00? It was only a matter of laying down a few times a month.
    In her lawsuit, Hill said that Peter Jovanovich, president and chief executive officer of what is now McGraw Hill School Publishing Co., owned by The McGraw-Hill Companies, flew to Monterey from corporate headquarters in New York to personally fire her after she complained of being sexually harassed by him.
    Jovanovich told Hill at one point that “he wanted her to be his moll,” said Novato attorney Nancy Krop, who represented Hill.
    When Hill protested, “basically” that was the end of her career” with the company, Krop said.

  3. These excerpts were taken From Jovanovitch’s 2009 MyRye interview.

    What are your three greatest contributions to Rye?

    3. Investigative reporting for The Rye Record on issues like the illegal dumping at Beaver Swamp Brook, which has caused greater flooding, excessive overtime expenses in City government, and the operating losses at Whitby Castle.

    These all went real well didn’t they Paperboy Pete?

    Beaver Swamp (used to be a brook) has cost us millions and Harrison won again.

    City of Rye Overtime went through the roof on Paperboy Pete’s watch.

    Rye Golf Club? Hahahahahahahahaha. Great job paperboy Pete.

    Why were you willing to indemnify Pickup and when the rest of the City Council refused why wasn’t Pickup questioned under oath about his direct involvement at RGC and the subsequent coverup?

    Why are you running for elected office?

    Rye’s city government is mired in small controversies while major issues – taxes, spending, road repair – remain unaddressed. A change in the leadership in the Council is needed, and it’s my hope to provide some of the necessary focus to help reform City government.

    So under Jovanovitchs watch we went from small controversies to full blown huge controversies and still mounting corruption.

    Great job Jowannasniff.

    What are the three most important issues facing Rye over the next five years?

    3. City Council performance. Rye residents have watched the Council waste hundreds of hours on various subjects without reaching a resolution. We have seen the last two City Managers come and go, so that there is no continuity in managing city affairs. Residents want a Council that listens to the public, makes the necessary decision, and then moves on to the next priority.

    In other words Pickup the reject City Manager is only here because this was a campaign pledge?

    A City Council that listens to the public? Holy $h1t !!!! Jowannasniff must have been playing with himself when he said this. Jowannasniff routinely dismisses speakers and gets up and walks out on some speakers. What a turd you are Jowannasniff.

    Other Issue:

    1037 Boston Post Road A multi-million dollar mistake. The City bought the building in 2006 for $6.2 million as a site for a new police station. But, because of the floods of 2007, it’s unusable as a police station. The value of the building has fallen by at least 30% (according to local realtors’ estimates). With a $5 million balloon payment due next May, City should sell the building and get it back on the tax rolls.

    Jowannasniff tried to sell this for $2,000,000 less than market value in secret to a developer that would have added about #4,000,000 to our school taxes every year.

    Great job Jowannasniff.

    KCan Jowannasniff explain how the City of Rye misappropriated the $5,000,000 in City of Rye operating funds to buy the CVS building.

    Can Jowannasniff explain why he missed 5 City Council meetings when the RGC scandal was in full gear?

    Jowannasniff is a POS who doesn’t deserve to torture anyone else by using and abusing his position or to protect a corrupt City Manager and Mayor.

    Jowannasniff and his sister would do Rye a great service by just leaving.

  4. I believe that Peter Jovanovich is attempting to present his campaign as larger than life, and this announcement is pure propaganda. Within the last couple of weeks, as I walk through this town and my neighborhood, drive to work on Milton Point, and converse with other Rye residents, I have seen or heard of only a few of these volunteers collecting signatures for Peter: 1) Peter’s son, a Brooklyn resident, 2) outgoing Councilman Richard Filippi, 3) Robin Jovanovich, the Publisher of The Rye Record and wife of Peter Jovanovich 4) A Milano’s hairdresser 5) Eric Woglom, a Harrison resident.

    I had a nice conversation with Mr. Woglom, who was not familiar with the Rye Golf Club scandal (which rocked headlines in Rye for the past year), the growing scrutiny surrounding City Manager Scott Pickup. Mr. Woglom just reiterated the line, “we’re trying to give Rye residents a choice”, admitting “I do not follow politics or the issues in Rye, I’m just a friend of Peter Jovanovich.”

    According to the Board of Elections, as recently as this morning, Peter Jovanovich has yet to file his petitions yet the local news media (including this blog) seem to be taking Peter for his word. Peter told The Rye City Review that he is unsure of when he will file his petitions. I look forward to the Rye City Review obtaining copies of his filings via FOIL to see just exactly how many signatures he obtained and when.

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