According to the Westchester County Board of Elections the voters of the Independence Party in County Legislative District 1 have spoken and handed a lopsided victory to County Legislator John G. Testa by a 2-to-1 margin.
Despite the fraudulent and underhanded tactics of Testa’s opponent, Mike Kane, the voters were not fooled. His actions were called “deceitful” by a NY State Supreme Court judge and the voters rejected his attempt to steal the party’s nomination.
“I want to thank the voters of the Independence Party who took the time to write my name on the ballot on Primary Day. This overwhelming victory is truly gratifying to me and I pledge to continue to work hard for the citizens of Peekskill, Cortlandt and Yorktown, and earn that support entrusted to me,” said Testa.
John Testa has been a true independent voice for the citizens he represents and has always handled his responsibilities as an elected representative with a non-political, honest and transparent approach that has made him known as a champion for the citizens of Northern Westchester.
Sadly, his opponent, on the other hand cannot say the same. He is the Chairman of the Peekskill Democratic City Committee and is hardly anything but a rank partisan political operative who uses unfounded personal attacks, innuendo and rumor as daily tools of his trade. He is at the helm of a party that has led the City of Peekskill into an abyss of deficit spending, outrageous borrowing, hidden taxes, neighborhood deterioration, increased crime, civil unrest and lost business and jobs. He also helped lead the way in splitting Peekskill during the redistricting process. This process reeked of political partisanship and was condemned by the League of Woman Voters.
This is not the first time Testa has handily defeated Kane in an election. In 2003 Kane ran for Mayor of Peekskill against Testa and lost by what is considered to be the most decisive loss of a mayoral candidate in recent history.
“I look forward to the rest of the campaign to speak with the citizens of Cortlandt, Peekskill and Yorktown and discuss the issues most important to them and how I will continue to lead the way to reduce county spending and taxes for those I represent,” said Testa.