Thursday, February 19, 2009

Gazette Endorses Ricatto

Ricatto, 52 and a resident of Ozone Park, has been for most of his adult life a small business owner. The reason he is running, he has said, is to apply what he has learned as a businessman to running the city government. He would be a watchdog over the city's billion dollar expenditures each year, looking to eliminate unnecessary wasteful, duplicative, and overpriced payments for city services.

This is especially true, he feels, in bad economic times and during a recession. The Gazette agrees heartily.


Ricatto is a Republican but he will be listed first on Tuesday's ballot, not as a Republican but under the slogan, "Voice of the People". Party affiliations are not listed on ballots in special elections. Candidates for the elections will be listed from left to right; therefore, Ricatto will be listed first on the far left of the ballot. He earned that placement by being the first candidate to submit his nominating petitions.


Ricatto and three other candidates are running to replace former Councilmember Joseph Addabbo Jr., who was elected last November to the state senate.


The district includes Ozone Park and Howard Beach, Woodhaven, Broad Channel and parts of the Rockaways.

5 comments:

Mark said...

did you hear that Eric was overheard saying 'one old wop down, one more wop to go" after Frank Gulluscio was thrown the ballot

David M. Quintana said...

In my opinion, Mike Ricatto is a carpetbagger and an one issue (lowering taxes) candidate..But I'll be voting on the ABC line - Anyone But Chapey...

Linda said...

Eric is a vile excuse for a person. He will get what he deserves and so will Frank Gulluscio

Thomas said...

its funny how David Quitanna calls Ricatto a carpetbagger but has supported Hillary Clinton throughout her stint as a carpetbagger NY senator. Thankfully, he cant be taken seriously.

Mark said...

The idiot even has a picture of him and Carpetbagger Clinton! What a baffoon.