Open Letter Responding to the Journal News Editor’s Recommendation for Mayor of Yonkers By CARLO J. CALVI

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Calvi_Carlo-Standing withstriped white shirt and paisley tieDear Editors,

Thanks for the interview.  Your endorsement should be mine since I best fit your reasons for endorsement. John Murtagh is the opposite.

A true Independent, I have  political history of “no strings attached”, an annoyance to the machines backing Murtagh or Spano. Murtagh, a prior member of the Spano machine, supported Spano for Mayor eight years ago and associated with Mangone and Jereis of Ridge Hill fame. Now washes his hands.

He admits it; Murtagh constantly praises Amicone administration failures and is an extension of status quo. However, status quo is driving us broke and dysfunctional. He’ll bring no changes to City Hall.

My history is one of tax control, having forced nuisance tax reduction as councilmember. I’ve accomplished success and efficiency in private business and high quality professional practice in engineering, law and professing at Manhattan College. Murtagh can’t compare.

I’m the only candidate with specific plans for City and School reform on every issue. I’ve even proposed Drs. Michael Yazurlo and Jeffrey Balancio as Deputy Mayors – the best administration ever seen in City Hall. The others’ plans amount to the rhetoric of the day and vague generalities.

Murtagh is status quo, no new ideas. Spano is dysfunction and a special interest specialist. I am the most qualified and experienced. I represent the best opportunity for remarkable improvement in Yonkers.

Murtagh has a lofty attitude and demeanor. I don’t. I’ve always made helping people my priority. Remember: “Calvi Cares”! 

Carlo J. Calvi, Esq., P.E., is the Independence Party designee for mayor of Yonkers.

 

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  1. It’s not a local issue whatsoever. Like I said it is unfortunate that it’s the way it is. But it’s exactly that, the way it is. Whatever way you peel the potato Murtagh was not the strongest candidate. Too many flaws and a bad attitude. Mike Spano and co. will waltz into office and it all has to do with por leadership in the Republican party.
    Did you know that all of Nick Spano’s (Mike’s brother) proxy votes at the rep nomination convention went to John Murtagh? Why would that be you may ask? Simply because the Spano’s are political geniuses and nominated the weakest candidate they saw for an easy victory for Mike. Just how things are done in Yonkers.

  2. We’ll I for one think that primaries should decide who the particular party nominee is and they need to get at least 50% +1% to get the parties nomination to be on the ballot for the general election. If they don’t then there is a runoff. This way the people of yonkers get to decide who the nominee of a particular party is in the first place. We need to have competitive elections here in yonkers. As for the gay marriage thing, I could care less about. I don’t know why the conservatives made a big issue out this in the first place in lieu of all the other problems Yonkers faces. I consider myself a conservative republican and I don’t care about the gay marriage thing. The state passed a law legalizing it and that should be it. It’s not a local issue.

  3. Oh and one final thing that should be said is that this all could have been but never was strictly because Vincenza wouldn’t let Carlo have the Conservative line because of their history. I know people are saying Carlo is putting the Spano’s in power by staying in but truth is even if Murtagh got every vote Calvi will get it still wouldn’t be enough votes to beat Mike. Truly sad to see how screwed up the Conservative party is. We will see major changes to the leadership in that party soon. Much needed because Fox is in way over his head.
    Murtagh is a bad candidate and Carlo would have had a better chance as the Rep. It’s a shame he didn’t throw his hate in until later in the political season.

  4. Carlo should have been Rep, Cons and Ind Todd. Murtagh doesn’t get the conservative because of the gay marriage. However sad it is, it’s just the way it is. Besides that no matter what John says he is not a fiscal conservative. The way it should have gone was that Carlo should have gotten the C line. If he does Richard backs out. When Richard backs out Carlo very well may have beaten Murtagh in the Rep primary. Carlo and Rich split votes. That’s the only reason Murt got the percentages he did. Further, if Carlo got the C line there would have been no write in opportunity. Carlo was the candidate that carried the petitions for the OTB. If he had the C line write in wouldn’t have even been an option.
    If all this played out like it should have you would have Carlo (R,C,I) v. Mike (D, WF) which actually would have been a great race.
    Instead we have this, which is sure to be a Spano blowout.
    But with what I hear I really wouldnt be surprised if Carlo comes within 5-10% of Murtagh. John is truly disliked and has run an awful campaign.
    We’ll find out Tuesday.

  5. spano got the conservative line because he ran a
    write in campaign and took the line from a very
    weak candidate richard martinelli who had no business
    running in the first place…but the reason martinelli
    got the line is because vinny restiano was pissed off
    a murtaugh’s gay marriage resolution in the city
    council..carlo cannot win..but his independence candidacy also means murtaugh cannot win…SPANO
    54-57% MURTAUGH 34-37% CALVI 6-12%

  6. I am totally confused about how the canidates get on each party line. How can Spano get the conservative line and still be on the working families and democrat line. Seems like an oxy morone to me. Carlo seems like a credible person, but I will have to vote for Murtagh because I feel like it would be wasting a vote to vote for Carlo. Carlo should have been on the Indy, Rep and Conservative line.
    T

  7. So the admiral is a liar I doubt that. When john got questioned about it on the news he stumbled and all of a sudden wanted a clean race you my friend are the idiot

  8. Carlo wil garner 6% of the vote and will be remembered as an angry little man who ran a pointless campaign, embarassed himself and his family and enabled a Spano to sieze the Mayor’s ofice. Crawl back underground for the next 17 years and reemerge then a wrinkled bowed shell of the angry little nothong you are now. Pathetic!!

  9. Why would you try to link Mike Spano to ridge Hill when your Brother Mike Calvi is a convicted felon you are just as bad as Murtagh with the mudslinging Mike Spano is a class act not making you explain that putz……….

  10. I cant believe Murtagh would steal from that Admiral who served this country Go Back To Bronxville Buddy Murtagh And take that elephant with you

  11. I think it is funny how his brother Mike Calvi who is in fact a blood relative was arrested and convicted by the FBI for extortion and bribery while he was Yonkers planning commisioner isnt that news worthy that is a fact…

  12. I think it is funny how his brother Mike Calvi who is in fact a blood relative was arrested and convicted by the FBI for extortion and bribery while he was Yonkers planning commisioner isnt that news worthy that is a fact…

  13. I think it is funny how his brother Mike Calvi who is in fact a blood relative was arrested and convicted by the FBI for extortion and bribery while he was Yonkers planning commisioner isnt that news worthy that is a fact…

  14. Funny how you awoke from your General Election campaign slumber within a day of that devastating mailing that Murtagh did against your cousin Mike Spano.

  15. Carlo you delusional egotistical malcontent!! You are the very thing wrong with Yonkers. Where was your support for the candidates of the GOP in the past? Where was your support in the last elections for Senate, City Council President, Assembly? Where???? All for Carlo and nothing for everyone. I for one will rejoice in your impending humiliating defeat on election night. Crawl back in to your cave and weep and wail. There will be no songs of lament for you!

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