WPCNR BACKROOM BULLETIN. EXCLUSIVE!Special to WPCNR, July 3, 2013: CORRECTION July 12, 2013:
After flirting with Adam Bradley to run for Mayor, and being turned down, the Republicans WPCNR has learned The White Plains Republican Party has nominated Cassimiro Cibelli, an administrator of public schools for the City of New York to run for Mayor of White Plains.
Mr. Cibelli ran for Common Council as a Republican in 2007,and was the leading vote getter among Republicans, but still losing by 1,901 votes to Milagros Lecuona for the third council seat.
According to his LinkedIn site, he is currently New York Academy of Public Education, Executive Director, with the NYC Department of Education Office of Safety and Youth Development.
The party, deciding at the eleventh hour with Brian Maloney and Tim Sheehan serving as the architects of the slate, will run Carl Albanese, an independent television producer,videographer and documentary producer with a worldwide reputation is a long time city activist and critic of the city handling of the massive 40 year pollution of the city dump and foot-dragging on its clean-up, and one-time candidate for Mayor will run for one council seat. Anne-Marie Encarnacao will run for another council seat.
Claudia R. Murphy, the owner of Happy Paws pet sitting, and treasurer for the Carhart neighborhood association, and president of the Live Oaks condominium board of managers. She was very active in the fight against the proposed detox center on Dekalb Avenue and quite vocal at the public hearings regarding that project will run for the third council seat.
A party worker told WPCNR the Republicans would have no problem filing a petition for the slate in time for next week’s (July 8-11) deadline for signatures due at the Board of Elections for filing for the November election.
County Executive Robert Astorino’s political organization had been badgering the Republican city committee to run a full slate to get voters out in White Plains. A WPCNR source said the Repubicans did not expect financial support from the Astorino campaign for their White Plains slate.