Region’s Construction Unions Endorse The Team Moving Yorktown Forward

YORKTOWN, NY – Creating new jobs starts with building them. No one knows that better than the Building and Construction Trades Council of Westchester and Putnam. Today, they officially joined the Team Moving Yorktown Forward citing their pro-job and pro-growth agenda. The Buildings and Trades Council represents more than 35,000 construction workers.

Ed Doyle, President of the Building and Construction Trades Council said, “We are proud to endorse this slate of candidates because they have a proven track record of creating jobs and are running on a pro-growth platform. Yorktown has become a model community under the current administration and we believe in the direction the Town is heading in. From Supervisor Grace to Highway Superintendent Dave Paganelli, the entire team has our full support.”

Residents of Yorktown have seen a distinct change in direction since the Grace administration took over Town Hall. What was once dominated by NIMBYism and blind vision has now been replaced by responsible growth, clear plans for the future and a track record of accomplishing things that have been sitting idle for decades.

Supervisor Michael Grace said, “This endorsement validates all of the hard work we have put in to move Yorktown forward. From the multi-million dollar revitalization of the JV Mall, to the expansion of the Route 202 corridor, to the new sewers coming to our neighborhoods, these accomplishments improve our community, create local jobs and enhance the quality of life for all of our residents. We are thrilled to have such an important organization join our team and we look forward to another successful November.”

Yorktown Councilman Greg Bernard said, “Once again we are being recognized for bringing tangible results that only help the local taxpayers. We are laser focused on reducing the local tax burden by working with local stakeholders to make Yorktown a destination for businesses and families alike. Today’s endorsement echoes that sentiment.”

Candidate for Yorktown Council Rob Puff said, “Having knocked on thousands of doors I constantly get asked about a long term plan for Yorktown. The current administration has a proven track record when it comes to smart, well thought out development, and I hope to bring an additional view through my years in corporate finance. Having the public endorsement of the Building and Construction Trades Council of Westchester and Putnam should instill additional confidence in local voters that we have the right plan and accurate vision to keep Yorktown moving forward.”

Yorktown Highway Superintendent Dave Paganelli said, “Whether it be the record investment in our local roads, the job creating economic development projects across Yorktown, or the proposed plans to enhance other town facilities, we are clearly moving Yorktown forward. It is remarkable for the Building and Construction Trades Council of Westchester and Putnam to endorse a local slate of candidates but it also well deserved. I am proud to be part of this team and look forward to serving the people of Yorktown along side them.”

Yorktown Town Justice Sal Lagonia said, “The Building and Construction Trades of Westchester and Putnam have assisted in building some of the iconic pieces of the Hudson Valley. I am honored to have their support and that of their membership. Onward to November!”


Kevin is a retired Detective Sergeant with the New York City Police Department, having served honorably for more than twenty five years, and currently works in Lakeland High School as a monitor. Kevin is happily married and is the proud father of four children, three of which have attended or are currently attending Lakeland Schools.