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.