Three for the White Plains Common Council: Andrew Custodio, AnnMarie Encarnacao, Brian Peroni

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AnneMarie Encarnacao

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WPCNR CAMPAIGN 2019. Special to the CitizeNetReporter. March 27, 2019 UPDATED 5 PM EDT:

Brian Maloney, Chairman of the White Plains Republican City Committee announced to WPCNR Thursday evening that the Republicans have nominated three candidates to oppose Democratic Nominated Candidates for Common Council, Nadine Hunt-Robinson, Victoria Presser and Jennifer Puja.

Maloney in a telephone message left with WPCNR said the Republican Challengers are:

Andrew Custodio, an engineer by profession and currently Co-President of the Council of Neighborhood Associations who ran for council in 2017 on the Republican Reform party.

He and his wife chose a home in White Plains five years because they liked the combination of suburban and urban in White Plains. He grew up in Sleepy Hollow and his wife grew up in New Rochelle and they have settled in the middle of the county, White Plains.

He worked for the Westchester County Department of Public Works when first out of college, then moved into the engineering and project management field with the WSP  engineering firm which has 500 offices in 40 countries.

His reasons for running are that he wants to help small businesses come to White Plains because he is not happy with the vacant storefronts downtown. He suggests a program to attract small businesses to White Plains, not just big developers. He has a website,

AnneMarie Encarnacao, a local realtor and owner of her own insurance agency, who will be running for council a third time. She tells WPCNR, “I will run to the last breath in me till I get elected, I truly want to be Mayor one day! I want to spread kindness,.”

“My two pet peeves are parking and littering, homeless shelters .address senior housing, homeless people. Parking is my biggest pet peeve, the main cause of empty storefronts. My palm card of five years ago still addresses those same issues.”

Brian Peroni, of White Plains, owner of Arthur Avenue Wood-Fired Pizza in Pleasantville NY told WPCNR he has been in the food service and catering business for forty years. He was director of puchasing for the Beach Point Club in Mamaroneck for 25 years. He decided to run because he wanted to “give back” to the community.

He wanted to participate in the Common Council to address parking in White Plains, “it’s a big issue.”

He says building is getting a little “too much,” and wants to explore tax incentives for smaller businesses who want to come into White Plains downtown.

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