EASTCHESTER, N.Y. – There will be a full slate of incumbent Eastchester Republicans on the ballot for the town elections this November.
Three seats will open up on the town board in November, including the role of town supervisor. Eastchester Republicans unanimously voted to support current Supervisor Anthony Colavita and council members Fred Salanitro and Luigi Marcoccia.
This won’t be the first political rodeo for any of the Republican candidates. Colavita looks to remain a town fixture, as he seeks his sixth term in office. Marcoccia is looking for his second consecutive term while Salanitro, who served in 2008 before taking a year off and rejoining in 2010 looks to remain on the town board.
Members of the town board serve four-year terms, with the supervisor serving a two-year term. Town board elections are at-large, so whoever receives the most votes will win the election regardless of political affiliation.
Colavita, who has been in office for nearly a decade, said that he looks to continue improving Eastchester for residents. Under his leadership, the town board plans to privatize and consolidate contracts that can save taxpayers money. They are also keen to improve senior citizen housing and Lake Isle Country Club.
Marcoccia, a lifelong Tuckahoe resident, was an unexpected appointment to the board after former council member Sheila Marcotte was elected to the Westchester County Board of Legislators in 2010. He said he feels it’s important to reach out to the town’s two villages to increase cohesion and transparency.
Salanitro, a private attorney in the Bronx, is a former chair of the Eastchester Zoning Board of Appeals. If elected, he plans to focus on recreation and beautifying the town, beginning with improvements to town parks to accommodate different sports teams.
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