YONKERS, NY — February 8, 2020 — David Tubiolo duly elected as a Republican County Legislator District (LD-14) yesterday announced that he was switching his Party registration to the Democratic Party; thereby betraying the Republicans who voted and supported him. It was widely rumored for over a year that David Tubiolo was intending to switch parties because it would be an easier path for him in future elections. This was purely a self-serving move on Tubiolo’s part and a total disregard for the Party that nominated him. This took place while his father; Justin Tubiolo sat as Chairman of the Yonkers Republican Party.
Yonkers City Councilman Anthony Merante (District 6) stated, “ It’s apparent Chairman Justin Tubiolo is conflicted and must resign from his Yonkers Republican leadership position. I find it disingenuous on the part of Justin to have sought the GOP Chairmanship this past fall all the while knowing and most likely advising his son to switch parties for his personal political benefit.”
Anthony Merante and Minority Leader Mike Breen (District 5) are the only two Republicans remaining on the Yonkers City Council and Breen is term limited. Merante added, “Our Yonkers Republican Party is in shambles due to poor leadership. Our Party is suffering from diminishing membership and a string of electoral losses and now with the Chairman’s son David Tubiolo switching parties; this sends a message of weakness and cannot stand. Our Republican Party must be the protector of Yonkers taxpayers and be a counter balance against our friends the Democrats. In Yonkers, we all work in a bipartisan manner for the good of our residents but our taxpayers need a strong voice and that is of the Republican Party. Yonkers residents are fleeing the City and State due to high taxes and this must end. We need to keep Yonkers affordable for young families and seniors on fixed incomes. This must be the branding message of our Yonkers Republican Party. We need a fighter as our Party leader, someone who can and will rebuild our party brick by brick”.
Councilman Merante intends to meet with Yonkers Republican leaders to discuss his concerns and to seek a new candidate for the Chairmanship of the Yonkers GOP.
SOURCE: Yonkers City Councilman Anthony Merante (District 6)