New City, NY - Michael Bongiorno, former District Attorney for Rockland County, today announced his endorsement of Ed Day for the position of Rockland County Executive.
"Ed Day is by far the most qualified candidate for this office, and the only one with a specific plan for how to fix Rockland's issues," Bongiorno said, "Importantly, his honesty and integrity is unsurpassed, and he is the only true independent that will have the fortitude to stand up to the entrenched special interests in this County."
Bongiorno has a long pedigree of putting away both corrupt politicos and dangerous criminals, in and out of Rockland. Beyond being elected to three terms as Rockland's District Attorney, where he was responsible for creating the County's successful Drug Court and for revitalizing the Narcotics Task Force, he also served as Deputy Bureau Chief for the Manhattan District Attorney's Office and as senior counsel to the NYS Attorney General's Organized Crime Task Force.
Observing the current race and its connections to his time as Rockland District Attorney, Bongiorno observed that "Beyond Ed Day's substantial qualifications, I am deeply disturbed by his opponent choosing to receive such substantial financial and political support from a convicted federal felon like Paul Adler - a man convicted of mail fraud regarding his attempts to bribe a Clarkstown Planning Board member in order to speed up approval to irresponsibly overdevelop the Smith Farm property and thereby line his and his developer co-conspirators pockets. No good can come to Rockland County of this connection or of Mr. Adler's increasing his influence. Mr. Adler's past actions represent all that is wrong in Rockland County politics."
In response to the endorsement, Ed Day said "I am truly proud to receive the endorsement of such a well-respected leader and champion of the law and of integrity in politics as Mike Bongiorno. I look forward to fulfilling his expectations and applying my experience and political independence towards cleaning up Rockland and mending its broken governance."