Sept 1st, 2010, was The First Bedford Mosholu Community Association meeting and many of the candidates were nice enough to show up:
80th Assembly- Robert Giuffre made what he indicated was a major announcement when he said "I will put a district office in this neighborhood".He stressed his Morris Park roots and his passion for quality of life and more assistance for police. When asked a question about where was the highest crime area in his district, he said "I dont know but I presume this one". (OH OH). Many were puzzled that neither Naomi Rivera nor LDA founders Kenny Agosto or Joe McManus were not there, considering that they are all running as a slate for continued office.
You can learn more about Mr Robert Giuffre at: http://www.giuffreforassembly.com/
33rd State Senate: Well another Pedro no show allowed for Round 2 of The Danny Boy Padernacht Vs Gustavo Rivera confrontation. Mr. Padernachht stressed his community roots and family involvement and his legal experience as pre-requirements for the position, while Mr Rivera, once again, spitted out the endorsements, one by one---Diaz Jr, Fernando Ferrer, Annabel Palma, 1199/SEIU, etc,etc, .some times making no sense. For example, mentioning The endorsement of Fernando Cabrera & Jeffrey Dinowitz when neither represent Bedford Park. Mr Rivera believes his community experience comes from his "experience working with progressive officals in City Hall, The State and on The Federal Level".
You can learn more about both of them at:
78Th Assembly-State Committee Candidate Ricky Martinez made an apperance and declared himself "the homegrown candidate" in his race and said he has "lived in the Bronx my whole life" and believes his main job as State Committeeman is to "keep you the public informed about events up in Albany and the Community".