Promising to freeze taxes for two years, stop overdevelopment and restore transparency to City Hall, Angelo Lomonte, Catherine Quinn and Brian Higgins announced their candidacy for the Long Beach City Council.According to James V. Moriarty, Long Beach Republican Chair, the three candidates have been endorsed by the Long Beach Republican Committee along with Legislator Denise Ford.
Lomonte is a media and marketing executive who resides in the East End. Quinn, an attorney, is Associate Director at Fordham School of Law, Career Planning Center and resides in the West End. Higgins is an operations manager for Verizon Communications and resides in the Canals.
“During the next six months we will be reaching out to residents to listen to their concerns and outline our ideas for improving our community”, the candidates said.
“We will also seek to hold the current administration accountable for their record and we will ask them to explain why the City faces ever increasing city property taxes, a crumbling infrastructure, more overdevelopment, including two planned 15+ story towers to be built on the Superblock, more traffic, less parking, a 50 million dollar Haberman Judgment against the City, discord in our Fire Department, an unprecedented amount of shootings and drug related activity on our streets, and a complete lack of transparency when it comes to answering questions from our residents”, said the candidates.
“The Long Beach Democratic City Council said things would be different after they won in 2011 and they were right. Things got worse. They have brought patronage and cronyism to its worst level in many years where “insiders” are rewarded and taxpayers foot the bill. It’s time for a change in City Hall. We need a two party government with checks and balances that put the interest of taxpayers first and not the Democratic Clubhouse”, said Lomonte, Quinn and Higgins.
“We invite people of all political persuasions to join our grassroots efforts to take back our City.” To volunteer or make a donation please feel free to contact us at Long Beach Republican Committee P. O. Box 1058, Long Beach, New York 11561, call (516)640-0047, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or “like” us on Facebook “Long Beach Republican Club & Committee”.