VOTE COLUMN “C” AND “NO” ON THE BALLOT PROPOSITIONS
The Conservative Party of Richmond County recommends that Staten Island voters cast their votes in this year’s elections for our nominees on Column “C” of the ballot. The Conservative Party’s nominees, each of whom has the party’s complete and total endorsement, are: City Council Minority Leader Joseph C. Borelli for re-election to the City Council in the Fifty-First District, City Councilman David M. Carr for re-election to the City Council in the Fiftieth District, and attorney Michael J. Pinto for election as a Judge of the Civil Court of the City of New York from the Second Municipal District.
“We commend both Council Minority Leader Borelli and Councilman Carr for advancing conservative principles in City government,” stated Chairman David Mario Curcio. “We also appreciate their shared advocacy in support of Staten Island’s independence from the City of New York, a cause which we formally endorsed as a party organization in 2021, and we look forward to working with our endorsed candidates and elected officials to advance this worthy endeavor. We are additionally confident that Staten Island will be well-served by the election of Michael Pinto as a Judge of the Civil Court.”
“My strong conservative values inform everything I do as an elected official, whether it is pursuing legislation, voicing the concerns of my community or fighting against radical left policies,” said City Council Minority Leader Joseph C. Borelli earlier this year. “I am proud to carry the Conservative Party banner once again and to continue that fight in City Hall and beyond.”
“I am proud to receive the endorsement of the Staten Island Conservative Party,” said City Councilman David M. Carr earlier this year. “I am confident that we can work together to advance common sense policies in City Hall that will benefit our Island, enhance our quality of life, and preserve public safety.”
“Throughout my professional career, I have always focused on giving back to my community and making Staten Island a better place to live and work,” said attorney Michael J. Pinto earlier this year. “Through my legal work as principal court attorney to my involvement in several non-profit organizations, I have always strived to do my best for the people of Staten Island.”
The New York State Conservative Party also recommends that voters reject both ballot propositions that will appear on the reverse side of the ballot by voting “No”.
Proposition One is a proposed amendment to the State Constitution that would remove the special constitutional debt limitation now placed on small city school districts. Currently the small school districts are limited to five percent of the taxable real estate in the district; this proposal could double the limit to ten percent. The Conservative Party recommends a NO vote.
Proposition Two is a proposed amendment to the State Constitution that would limit the debt counties, cities, towns, and villages can incur. Since indebtedness is left to the legislature, taxpayers have little to no control or knowledge as to the indebtedness they are incurring; there is no cap on the costs that would need to be covered. The Conservative Party recommends a NO vote.
Election Day is scheduled for Tuesday, November 7, 2023, preceded by nine days of early voting. For official news and statements, visit www.truthsocial.com/@StatenIslandConservativeParty.
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