YORKTOWN, NY – The Yorktown Republican Town Committee showed a united front last evening when it unanimously endorsed a slate of candidates for several local offices in the November 2015 elections. It backed incumbent Supervisor Michael Grace, Councilman Tom Diana and Judge Gary Raniolo, as well as newcomer Ed Lachterman for the other vacancy on the town board.
The candidates will run on a platform of moving Yorktown forward by making the town friendlier to small businesses by reducing red tape and burdensome regulations, cutting property taxes, improving road and sewer infrastructure and ending the heroin epidemic. The Yorktown GOP also gave its nod to County Legislator John Testa, who will be seeking a fourth term on the Westchester County Board of Legislators.
Yorktown Heights resident Ed Lachterman has thirty years of business experience, as a hospitality executive. He has a long history of community involvement in Yorktown, including fundraising for pancreatic cancer research and involvement with the Lions Club, where he currently serves as president.
“The voters of Yorktown have consistently elected Republican candidates because they represent a fresh face and new ideas, and I am honored to be able to continue that tradition,” Lachterman said. “Public service is all about putting your community first, which is something I am committed to from my many years of involvement in local organizations. I will bring that spirit to the board, along with my business experience, and work with Supervisor Grace, Council members Diana and Greg Bernard to form a new pro-business majority that will continue moving Yorktown forward.”
Serafina Mastro, chairwoman of the Republican Town Committee, said “Our slate represents the best Yorktown has to offer and the spirit of Yorktown, which is giving back to neighbors and strangers alike through community service. The Yorktown GOP slate is committed to moving Yorktown Forward by providing tax relief, high-quality services and ethical, open government. That is why our candidates will again be successful in November.”