The Westchester and Rockland Republican Committees unanimously nominated Rye Town Supervisor and businessman Joe Carvin as their candidate in the 17th congressional district at the convention held last night. Mr. Carvin will face 24-year career politician Nita Lowey in the newly-drawn district that encompasses parts of Westchester and all of Rockland County.

“I’m deeply honored to accept the Republican nomination for the 17th congressional district,” said Mr. Carvin. “I made the decision to get into this race because I could not stand idly by while I witnessed career politicians drive us to perilous debt levels that threaten our future as a nation. The voters of Westchester and Rockland will have a clear choice in this election between a political outsider, who is laser-focused on addressing the considerable economic and fiscal challenges facing our nation, versus someone who continues to kick the can down the road.”

Mr. Carvin, who announced his run for Congress on Monday, is an agricultural investor who has lived and worked on five continents. He speaks five languages (English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Wolof) and holds a M.B.A. from New York University and a M.P.A. from Harvard University.

Mr. Carvin has refused to accept a salary as Rye Town Supervisor and has reduced town spending under his tenure. He is currently working to dissolve the Town of Rye to reduce duplication of government services and help stop the dramatic rise of property taxes. Town Supervisor Carvin was re-elected to his post last year with 62 percent of the vote in a town that is overwhelmingly Democratic.


  1. Lili   May 9, 2012 at 8:25 pm

    I want to discuss people losing their rental subsidy. I don’t understand how you politicans sleep at night, while others are forced to go homeless. I read the paper on today, such a shame, I’m one of those families who will not be moving into their new apartments. I wonder, why do folks even VOTE for you guys. How do we explain this to our love ones, what about the people thats living in a family shelter. What puzzles me the most is how New York City Housing did not even have enough respect to tell people, but let them belieive that they were going to move into there new apartments. It’s terrible how other courntries, and states are being taken care of; bail outs are handed out, and there’s so many HOMELESS PEOPLE HERE IN THIS STATE. Shame on you guys. WOW let us know how your children’s/child Christmas will be. Because it will not be a pleasant one for those who lost there rental subsidys. You guys really need to get it together, When you become a politican/Congressman, you need to remember you really need to care for the people, and worry about shinning yourselves. Happy holidays to all of you government officals/COngressman/Politians who act like you really care. You will never know what were going through. P.S this is from someone who’s hurting, and is in need of finding housing.

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