Seeks Seat Currently Held by John Larkin Who is Term limited
YONKERS, NY — March 12, 2017 — Anthony Merante, a local businessman, CPA, husband and father of two has announced his candidacy for 6th District of the Yonkers City Council. Merante has received the endorsement of the Yonkers Republican Party. He is seeking his first elective office.
A lifelong resident of Yonkers, Merante 56 is running on a platform of holding the line on property taxes, increasing safety by greater community policing, improving and rebuilding Yonkers Public Schools, and better city services to improve neighborhood quality of life.
“I love Yonkers”, said Merante. I’ve lived here for over 30 years, and this is where my wife and I are raising our children. But, like countless other Yonkers families, we have great concern about the future. Taxes are rising yet services remain stagnant, and our school children are receiving less services and activities. Merante said. “I’m running for City Council because there is a better way. As councilman, I will focus on safer, cleaner streets for our families, better schools for our kids, and holding the line on property taxes to protect homeowners and seniors on fixed incomes”.
As a CPA, I will use my skills to make certain that Yonkers taxpayers are getting better value for their tax dollars. I’m committed to making city government work smarter and more effectively on the issues that really matter,” Merante added.
Anthony Merante has received the endorsement of the current 6th District Councilman and City Council Majority Leader John Larkin. Larkin stated “I met Anthony more than twenty years ago through our involvement in our neighborhoods and we became friends. Anthony truly has the best interests of our City’s neighborhoods. I know Anthony will continue to represent the District with care and professionalism to insure residents’ voices are heard. I support Anthony 100 percent and look forward to his representing the people of the 6th District”.
Mr. Merante has also been endorsed by Dee Barbato, the former 6th District Councilmember who noted, “I’ve been a friend and neighbor of Anthony for more than 20 years and know him to be a hard working, caring individual who has devoted himself to his community; he truly cares about the City of Yonkers as witnessed by his involvement in countless organizations over the years. I’d be proud to have him as my representative on the city council and know the 6th District would be in good hand”.
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Anthony Merante is a 30-year resident of Yonkers, He graduated Saint John’s University, Bachelor of Science in Accounting and has been a Certified Public Accountant since 1987. Merante is also a member of the New York State Society of CPAs. He is a Yonkers businessman; the owner of Anthony J. Merante CPA, P.C., and Co-Owner and Vice-President, Westchester Kitchen & Bath, Inc.
Anthony has been married to his wife, Yolanda, for (33) years. They have two children, Anthony Jr. (22), Gianna (16), and their dog Snoopy Rudolf. The Merante children attended Yonkers Public Schools and the family are Parishioner of Annunciation–Our Lady of Fatima.
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Over the years, Anthony Merante has shown dedication to his community. He has been Sprain Lake Knolls Civic Association President for 7 years and a member for 20 years. He has also served as a former treasurer to the First Precinct Community Council, and spokesperson for Yonkers Education Advocates. He is a member of the Enrico Fermi Educational Fund and a treasurer for the Yonkers Columbus Day Celebration Committee. Anthony has been active in Yonkers schools as a former member of the Patricia DiChiaro Elementary School PTA, and the Yonkers Middle/High School PTA. He has been a supporter of law enforcement as a volunteer at the Annual Police National Night Out.