Roach, Hyland, Hockley Debate at WPCNA

White Plains Mayoral candidates, Thomas Roach, Bob Hyland and Glen Hockley will take part in a TV-style debate cosponsored by the White Plains Council of Neighborhood Associations and the White Plains Concerned Citizens for Open Space on March 23 at the Ridgeway School.

Thomas Roach, White Plains Acting Mayor and President of the Common Council, Bob Hyland, White Plains businessman and former NFL superstar, and Glen Hockley, a real estate salesman and former Common Council member will participate in a Mayoral debate on Wednesday, March 23, 2011 at 7:30 pm in the Ridgeway School auditorium. Admission is free and audience participation is encouraged.

The White Plains Council of Neighborhood Associations (WPCNA) and the White Plains Concerned Citizens for Open Space (WPCCOS) are cosponsoring the debate which will use a TV style format with timed answers and rebuttals to questions submitted in advance by WPCNA and WPCCOS members. Pat Casey of the White Plains Times will moderate, and the debate will be video-taped for later broadcast on White Plains Public Access Channels 45 and 76.

Mr. Roach, who has the endorsement of the Democratic, Working Families and Independence parties, is a trial lawyer, first elected to the Common Council in 2001, where he serves on the Recreation Advisory, Personnel and Green Technology Committees. He says protecting the environment and making government open and efficient are some of his key issues.

Mr. Hyland, a registered Independence Party member, has been endorsed by the Republican and Conservative parties.  A football celebrity who played in the NFL for 11 years, he is the owner of the Sports Page Pub in White Plains and an agent for MassMutual Life Insurance.  He says he’s an outsider who understands the tax payer, small business owner, and business in general.

Mr. Hockley, who ran against Adam Bradley for mayor in 2009, will run as the candidate of his own People Over Politics Party.  Currently on staff at Houlihan Lawrence in White Plains, he served on the Budget & Management, Open Space Acquisition, and Capital Projects Committees as a Councilman.  He says he will reduce taxes, preserve the integrity of the neighborhoods, and make City Hall efficient.

The Mayoral Debate is sure to draw a capacity crowd.  Come early to get a good seat!  The meeting will get underway promptly at 7:30 pm to allow time for audience participation.

For more information about the sponsors of the Mayoral Debate:
White Plains Council of Neighborhood Associations (WPCNA) — http://www.wpcna.org/
White Plains Concerned Citizens for Open Space (WPCCOS) — http://www.wpccos.org/

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