Watch the latest On Topic with John Testa Update Show

This is the first On Topic show for 2012. It was taped at the Westchester County Office Building in White Plains and features the Board of Legislators chamber. Also featured are two special guests: Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino and Former NY State Governor George Pataki.

Also highlighted in this show are events in Peekskill, Cortlandt and Yorktown that I took part in, as well as the special appearance I had on the Fox News Channel’s Fox & Friends program for Lincoln’s Birthday.

Highlights in the show:

Be First Boxing Program in Peekskill

The Official Opening of the Winery at St. George in Mohegan Lake

Economic Development Summit in Yorktown

Lincoln Events in Peekskill

Deployment ceremony for members of the Fighting 69th NY Regiment

American Legion of Peekskill’s Heroes to Hometowns initiative

On Topic with John Testa can be seen on Peekskill Cablevision Channel 15 every Thursday at 9:30 and will soon be shown on Cablevision in Yorktown. Past shows can be viewed at

View my You Tube Channel to watch the Astorino and Pataki interviews in their entirety as well as other video segments of interest. All past On Topic shows will soon be posted to my You Tube Channel.

About Legislator John G. Testa

John G. Testa, a life-long resident of Peekskill, began his first term on the Westchester County Legislature in January 2010. Prior to his successful run for the District 1 Legislative seat, he served 3 terms as Mayor of Peekskill from January 2002 until December 2007. Before becoming mayor he also served a four-year term as a Councilman. From his first days in office Testa worked tirelessly to set the City on the path of economic stability. Peekskill flourished under this plan, increasing the city fund balance to its highest in history. During John’s tenure in office, the NY State Comptroller’s Office named Peekskill one of the most fiscally sound municipalities in the State; independent auditors proclaimed Peekskill as being in its best fiscal condition in over 30 years; and Moody’s Investor Service agreed to upgrade its bond rating, resulting in further savings. The plan he put in place was so successful that it enabled the City of Peekskill to pass three budgets in a row with a 0% tax increase. These fiscal skills will prove valuable to Testa as he works to put the brakes on what has been wildly escalating county spending and unchecked government growth. He has pledged his efforts to work to consolidate services, eliminate wasteful spending and improve efficiency. In addition to the fiscal conservatism that served Peekskill so well, Testa worked to promote the city, attracting investment, jobs and an increased tax base. Over $100 million of private investment came to Peekskill in the forms of new residential construction, retail space, and the redevelopment of historic structures. As Mayor, Testa led a successful battle to stop the unfair and unsafe plan to send sewage to the Peekskill plant from outside the sewage/water district. John’s roots are deep within the soil of Northern Westchester. His father’s family has lived here for more than a century and his mother’s family is nearing that mark. He is proud that he was born in Peekskill and has lived and worked here all his life and, with his wife Nancy raised their two children here.
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1 Response to Watch the latest On Topic with John Testa Update Show

  1. Frank Cimino says:

    John, thank you for your continued support of Festa Italiana Peekskill and your passion to keep our past heritage and culture remembered as you also do with the President Lincoln historical society.
    We learn from our past and need leaders like you to lead us in our future. In our present state of economic troubles its good to know we have a leader that not only recognizes our past but understands what it takes to move forward and prosper.

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