Rodriguez brushes off Roque predication, says he feels ‘excited’ about West New York results


Despite his chief opposition, West New York Mayor Felix Roque’s, bold prediction of a landslide victory earlier today, Public Safety Commissioner Gabriel Rodriguez says he’s still feeling about the prospect of “New Beginnings” when it’s all said and done.

“It’s still early, we’ve still got until 8 o’clock, but we feel very excited and very positive. You want to continue the positivity we had throughout our campaign and obviously bring it home today on the most important day of the campaign,” he told HCV.

“I’m really not concerned with what he [Roque] thinks, I’m concerned with what the residents think, we’re happy to have a good reception from them and we just want to continue being positive.”

Rodriguez is running with fellow Commissioners Cosmo Cirillo and Margarita Guzman, who were all on Roque’s ticket in 2015, as well as first time candidates Victor Barrera and Yoleisy Yanez.

They have the support of U.S. Rep. Albio Sires (D-8), who endorsed them months ago and said last year that he planned to send Roque packing.

“Column A all the way. New Beginnings, West New York deserves it,” Rodriguez concluded.

Roque is heading with the “Forward With Roque” team which includes Commissioner Susan Colacurcio, Board of Education Trustee Maite Fernandez, Ana Luna and Richard Acosta.

16 candidates in total are vying for five seats on the board of commissioners and the polls close at 8 p.m.

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