Capano is the first prominent Brooklyn Republican Activist* to formally announce his unequivocal support for Catsimatidis' run for NYC Mayor --- With his strong personal endorsement of John Catsimatidis, Capano rises to the level of the two other Brooklyn GOP activists who have made endorsements, Craig Eaton, who endorsed Adolfo Carrion, and Martin Golden, who did the same for John Lhota
*Bob Capano joins Staten Island Republican Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis, who represents a small portion of Bay Ridge, Brooklyn
Today Bob Capano announced that he had endorsed John Catsimatidis for Mayor. Catsimatidis is one of the few candidates that stands out in the crowded Republican field; and he probably has the best chance to succeed Michael R. Bloomberg in getting to City Hall on the Republican line.
Capano stated, “John Catsimatidis is the Republican candidate that has the vision, background, and experience to reach out to New Yorkers and win the general election. His experience creating jobs and commitment to keeping New York City safe, as demonstrated by his stated desire to keep NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly part of his administration, is exactly what we need in our next Mayor. This city cannot afford to go back to the days when New Yorkers in too many communities feared walking in their own neighborhoods.”
Capano, who was one of the first Brooklyn Republicans to support and aid then candidate Michael Grimm in his 2010 primary added, “As an immigrant from Greece who grew up in Harlem and created his vast success in business from scratch that created thousands of jobs, John Catsimatidis has the unique background and experience to reach out to all New Yorkers. His desire to simply give back to the city that he loves and independence from special interests is a message that will resonate across our boroughs.”