Television commercial focuses on his campaign theme “It’s All About You”
YONKERS, NY — September 5, 2017 – “My campaign is all about protecting Yonkers taxpayers, delivering quality of life services, and improving our Yonkers public schools,” stated Anthony Merante, a local businessman and CPA running for City Council in District 6. Mr. Merante is the endorsed candidate of the Yonkers Republican Party. He will be facing challenger Tony Pagano in the Republican primary on Tuesday Sept 12th. “I will be the taxpayers’ CPA, reviewing the city budget, and checking spending to make certain that taxpayers’ hard-earned dollars are not being misspent,” added Merante.
“Yonkers is up against a multitude of fiscal challenges and I know with my business and financial background that on the City Council I will be an asset to Yonkers’ taxpayers,” said Merante. “Mr. Pagano’s career was predominately as head of the Yonkers Fire Fighters Union, the same union that the Journal News exposed for misspending 10 million dollars of taxpayer funds meant for indigent firefighters and their families. This union is now under NY State investigation. Is this an example of how Tony Pagano will manage our tax dollars on the City Council?” asked Mr. Merante.
Tony Pagano was absent in the community for years. He’s been recruited by current fire fighter union head Barry McGoey who is orchestrating Democratic campaigns including his sister’s (Meave Scott) campaign for the 4th District Council seat. Donations from union organizations from outside of Yonkers are filling their campaign coffers with thousands of dollars. So how will Tony look out for taxpayers when he’s beholding to “Union Boss” Barry McGoey and his union benefactors?”
Dee Barbato, manager of the Merante campaign, said, “Republican voters have a clear choice. Anthony Merante’s skills and knowledge are what the City of Yonkers needs. With respect to Tony Pagano, if my house was on fire I would call him because he knows firefighting. However, Anthony Merante as a CPA understands budgets and finance. And that’s what Yonkers needs right now.”