My name is Tara Conte and I am running for Eastchester Town Board in a special election to fill the empty seat left open by the sad passing of Bronxville resident Glenn Bellitto.
As you may or may not know, Bronxville, along with Tuckahoe, is an incorporated village within the Town of Eastchester. Bronxville and Tuckahoe have their own elected village boards and mayors, they also participate in the election of Eastchester Town Board Members and the Eastchester Town Supervisor.
Bronxville has its own municipal services such as Police, Public Works and a Building Department that are independent of the Town of Eastchester. However, Bronxville residents also enjoy services provided by the Town of Eastchester.
Eastchester services include membership eligibility at Lake Isle Country Club, the Town owned recreational facility featuring tennis, golf and swimming.
Bronxville seniors and their families benefit from Eastchester Town run programs including senior center activities and low-cost transportation to medical appointments and shopping trips. Young people benefit from Town support of EYSA (Eastchester Youth Soccer Association) a vital program that serves over 1500 boys and girls of all ages from all three communities.
My relationship to Bronxville is particularly significant to me. When my family moved to Eastchester, I enrolled my son at the Eliza Corwin Frost Child Center. Many of the children and parents that we met there years ago continue to be our dearest friends. I have, and will always, patronize Bronxville businesses and still consider it to be my ‘home away from home.”
I have received endorsements from County Executive George Latimer, State Senator Shelley Mayer, State Assemblywoman Amy Paulin, and County Legislator Ruth Walter of Bronxville. My political leanings are Democratic but I am also running on the Independence line. I believe, firmly, that the current national political climate has been supercharged to turn regular citizens on either side of the political aisle into combatants. This sentiment, one that my opponent is running on, is counterproductive to our collective goal of moving forward as a united Eastchester, Bronxville and Tuckahoe to improve the quality of life of our residents.
Filling Glenn Bellitto’s shoes will not be easy; he was a true gentleman and an advocate for Bronxville. Despite the fact that we are from different political parties, he and I have a love of Bronxville in common. I hope to emulate his intention to express the truth to the residents of Bronxville and to provide the kind of representation, commitment, and accountability that Bronxville residents deserve.
Please vote for me in this year’s election cycle beginning with early voting at the Eastchester Public Library, October 24th through November 1st, and ending on election day, Tuesday, November 3rd.
For more information about me, my platform, or my campaign, please visit my website electtaraconte.com. and follow me on Facebook at Tara Conte for Eastchester Town Board on Instagram electtaraconte and on Twitter @electtaraconte.