A Tale of Two Party Bosses [I am so confused]

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First there was this letter:

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But Newsday reports the following:

“Ousted city Democratic leader Mike Zapson held one election party with Eramo and Torres, while Moore joined newly elected Long Beach Democratic Committee Chairman Rob Solomon at a another party. Moore later joined Eramo and Torres and expressed disappointment that they had not initially shared the win together.

Solomon assumed the Long Beach leadership last month, while Zapson has continued to lead the old Long Beach Democratic Committee.  [Newsday: Amid Democratic infighting, Long Beach elects its first African-American woman to city council]

Now over at Long Beach Matters To You,  the following comment was printed:

“It was an absolute landslide victory for the Democratic team in Long Beach. This mandate validates the hard work of the Democratic administration, and it serves as clear evidence that the people agree – the City is moving in the right direction!

We w
ould like to thank our hundreds of volunteers who helped along the way – from knocking doors to making phone calls – our team did an amazing job. The Long Beach Dems remain an incredibly strong and united organization, and that’s because of your support for the local team. We are an independent group, unaffiliated with any county organization, and we will continue to work together to make sure Long Beach gets better all the time. Long Beach Democrats know Long Beach best!

Together, we will continue the progress and keep Long Beach moving forward – just as our local team has for the past four years. 

– Michael G. Zapson”

Under that, the new democratic leader Robert Solomon states the following:

“We are building a bigger, more engaged, more optimistic democratic party. I am working on this right now with our team. I do not see the rationale for the continued divisiveness given the obvious success of the new democratic committee and i will choose instead to thank and welcome the hundreds who have contributed their time and money for a different local vision of long beach.

So how long can Long Beach sustain two democratic parties?  This is confusing. I’m confused.

 

 

Democrats Sweep Long Beach. Moore gets the most votes. [Election 2015]

Democrats sweep Long Beach. Anissa Moore with the most votes, followed by Eramo then Torres. Republican candidates Lomonte, Quinn & Higgins concede.

Anissa D. MOORE . . . . . . . . 3,249 18.90 

Anthony P. ERAMO . . . . .. . . 3,181 18.50

Leoncio TORRES. . . . . . . . . 3,018 17.55

Catherine M. QUINN . . . . . . . 2,555 14.86

Angelo V. LOMONTE. . . . . . . . 2,487 14.47

Brian D. HIGGINS . . . . . . . . 2,461 14.31

Joseph R. NAHAM . . . . . . . . 225 1.31

WRITE-IN. . . . . . . . . . . 17 .10

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                   Total . . . . . . . . . 17,193
Singas over Murray.

City Council Candidates Forum: Monday @ 7pm. Temple Israel of Long Beach

12122443_957853787627700_8322498604857100014_nPlease join your fellow residents for a City Council Candidates Forum not to be missed. Hosted by Concerned Citizens of North Park, Eastholme Civic Association, The High Rise Association, North East Bay & Canal Civic Association, West End Civic Association and Westholme Civic Association, this forum will ask the questions you want answers to asked by the people who know your neighborhood best.

Doors open at 6:30pm. Forum will start at 7:00pm. Food will be provided.

Temple Israel of Long Beach
305 Riverside Blvd. Long Beach, NY 11561
Event page: The Citizens Forum

Candidates Launch New Website Outlining Common Sense Platform

unnamedReformLongBeach.com Calls for Transparency & Respecting Taxpayers

Long Beach, NY – Candidates Angelo Lomonte, Catherine Quinn, and Brian Higgins announced this week the launch of their new website, www.ReformLongBeach.com, in order to highlight their platform and lay out common sense solutions to improve quality of life in Long Beach. In the meantime, their opponents, incumbent politicians Len Torres and Anthony Eramo, are having to defend their failed policies of seeking tax breaks for wealthy developers, raising taxes and fees on residents, and politics as usual at City Hall.

“For too long politicians like Len Torres and Anthony Eramo have disregarded taxpayers and worked for themselves, not our community,” said Higgins. “We’re taking our message of respect for residents and common sense solutions for a better City right to voters – and seeing tremendous support.”

ReformLongBeach.com also highlights a few of the challenges facing Long Beach, has background on the candidates, and gives residents the ability to communicate with Lomonte, Quinn, and Higgins to share their ideas for a better Long Beach.

Angelo Lomonte, Catherine Quinn, and Brian Higgins are independent leaders running to bring honesty and transparency to City Hall. Pledging to freeze taxes, stop over-development, end political corruption, Lomonte, Quinn, and Higgins will reform Long Beach to improve the quality of life for Long Beach residents.

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BLOG DISCLAIMER: I’ll be posting whatever candidate media release that’s sent to me. I want to do my best in maintaining seabythecity as an independent blog, so if your political party has something you wish for me to post, please send it in. – Anthony

Reform candidates Lomonte, Quinn, and Higgins win Independent primary

unnamedReformers Beat Incumbents to Show Voters Want Change
Lomonte, Quinn, and Higgins Win Independence Primary

Long Beach, NY – City Council candidates Angelo Lomonte, Catherine Quinn, and Brian Higgins emerged victorious in Thursday’s Independence Party primary. Lomonte, Higgins, and Quinn were challenging incumbent politicians Len Torres & Anthony Eramo and real estate broker Karen Adamo for the Independent Party nomination.

“This is just further proof that Long Beach voters are fed up with City Hall and with politicians like Len Torres and Anthony Eramo. Long Beach needs honest, independent leaders on our City Council – that’s why I’m running along with Angelo Lomonte and Brian Higgins,” said Catherine Quinn.

This upset defeat of the City Hall backed politicians adds further momentum to the common sense reform message of Lomonte, Quinn, and Higgins.

Angelo Lomonte, Catherine Quinn, and Brian Higgins are independent leaders running to bring honesty and transparency to City Hall. Pledging to freeze taxes, stop over-development, end political corruption, Lomonte, Quinn, and Higgins will reform Long Beach to improve the quality of life for Long Beach residents.

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BLOG DISCLAIMER: I’ll be posting whatever candidate media release that’s sent to me. I want to do my best in maintaining seabythecity as an independent blog, so if your political party has something you wish for me to post, please send it in. – Anthony

1) Eramo, 2) Torres & 3) Moore for the Democratic Primary [Unofficial Results] There are still those Absentee Votes…

The unofficial results of the Long Beach Democratic primary are in:1st Anthony Eramo2nd Len Torres3rd Anissa Moore4th Karen Adamo5th Dave YolinskyCongratulations to the winners!

Posted by Long Beach Dems on Thursday, September 10, 2015




Lomonte, Quinn & Higgins WON the Independence Primary

Lomonte, Quinn & Higgins WON the Independence Primary!!!

Posted by Long Beach Republican Committee on Thursday, September 10, 2015

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