John Rubbo Continues To Strive To Effectively Serve His Constituency
YONKERS, NY — September 4, 2019 — Yonkers Councilman John Rubbo, a lifelong Republican who was elected to serve on the Yonkers City Council in November 2017, announced today that when the Council reconvenes on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 he will serve as a Democrat.
“I’ve been a proud Republican for 17 years,” said Rubbo. “Like some of my current Council colleagues, and those who preceded me, such as Bernice Spreckman, several national figures including Hillary Clinton, Ronald Reagan and Elizabeth Warren, I have been compelled to change my party affiliation in order to more accurately reflect my priorities and to more effectively serve my constituency.”
Councilman Rubbo is currently the City Council’s Chairman of the Environmental Policy & Protection and Commerce & Smart Growth Committees on the City Council. In the business that John founded and operates, he has removed plastic bags and plastic straws for more environmentally friendly options. Additionally, Councilman Rubbo has consistently worked in a bi-partisan manner with the city’s current Democratic Administration to bring forth and file a lawsuit against big-pharma and punish these profit mongers for destroying so many families within our community with opioids. John has also teamed with the Administration to strengthen the city’s Affordable Housing Trust Fund.
In response to Councilman Rubbo’s announcement, Democratic Mayor Mike Spano stated, “I welcome John Rubbo as a fellow Democrat, and have long felt his views are in alignment with our Party. I also know that Councilman Rubbo will continue to put Yonkers first, regardless of party labels.”
“I align with many of the environmental, social justice and education issues taken up by the Democratic Party. The far right rhetoric of some of the members of the Republican Party has abandoned many members of the party who sit middle/left of center, like I do,” stated Councilman Rubbo. “Important issues cannot be looked at so narrowly. Life and Choice, Universal Background Checks and National Reciprocity for firearms, Private/Public Health Care that does not bankrupt families, businesses & government and affordable housing options that do not force hard working people to live paycheck to paycheck.”
The people of Yonkers want bipartisanship and a leader who fights for a better & cleaner city, world-class public schools, and fiscal responsibility, which has always been and which will continue to be my sole agenda,” added Councilman Rubbo.
Councilman John Rubbo is a graduate of Iona College, New Rochelle, NY. He has been a life-long resident of Yonkers and in 2015 he opened the Yonkers Brewing Company Restaurant & Brewery, investing more than a million dollars into the Yonkers Waterfront. John, his wife Dawn and their children Dominic and John live in the McLean Heights section of Yonkers with their English bulldog, Max. They all await their new brother due on September 25, 2019.
John Rubbo is a graduate of Iona College, New Rochelle, NY. He has been a life-long resident of Yonkers and in 2015 he opened the Yonkers Brewing Company Restaurant & Brewery, investing more than a million dollars into the Yonkers Waterfront. John, his wife Dawn and their children Dominic and John live in the McLean Heights section of Yonkers with their English bulldog, Max. They all await their new brother due on September 25, 2019.
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SOURCE: Press Release