Author Archives: Legislator John G. Testa

About Legislator John G. Testa

John G. Testa, a life-long resident of Peekskill, began his first term on the Westchester County Legislature in January 2010. Prior to his successful run for the District 1 Legislative seat, he served 3 terms as Mayor of Peekskill from January 2002 until December 2007. Before becoming mayor he also served a four-year term as a Councilman. From his first days in office Testa worked tirelessly to set the City on the path of economic stability. Peekskill flourished under this plan, increasing the city fund balance to its highest in history. During John’s tenure in office, the NY State Comptroller’s Office named Peekskill one of the most fiscally sound municipalities in the State; independent auditors proclaimed Peekskill as being in its best fiscal condition in over 30 years; and Moody’s Investor Service agreed to upgrade its bond rating, resulting in further savings. The plan he put in place was so successful that it enabled the City of Peekskill to pass three budgets in a row with a 0% tax increase. These fiscal skills will prove valuable to Testa as he works to put the brakes on what has been wildly escalating county spending and unchecked government growth. He has pledged his efforts to work to consolidate services, eliminate wasteful spending and improve efficiency. In addition to the fiscal conservatism that served Peekskill so well, Testa worked to promote the city, attracting investment, jobs and an increased tax base. Over $100 million of private investment came to Peekskill in the forms of new residential construction, retail space, and the redevelopment of historic structures. As Mayor, Testa led a successful battle to stop the unfair and unsafe plan to send sewage to the Peekskill plant from outside the sewage/water district. John’s roots are deep within the soil of Northern Westchester. His father’s family has lived here for more than a century and his mother’s family is nearing that mark. He is proud that he was born in Peekskill and has lived and worked here all his life and, with his wife Nancy raised their two children here.

Candidate Nancy Vann Violates NYS Election Law By Failing To File Financial Disclosure Report, Continues to Violate Campaign Ethics

County Legislator candidate Nancy Vann has failed to follow NYS Election Law by not filing her Campaign Disclosure Report that was due on October 27, 2017. There are specific requirements set forth by the NY State Board of Elections to … Continue reading

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TESTA CHALLENGER NANCY VANN A NO-SHOW TO TWO DEBATES, FAILS TO SIGN FAIR CAMPAIGN PLEDGE

The Only Candidate to Miss Cortlandt Event on October 17th Did Not Show Up for October 25th Yorktown Debate Claims to be Attorney Despite Law License Being Suspended Since 2013 Failed to Sign Fair Campaign Pledge Democratic candidate for county … Continue reading

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Legislator John Testa Announces Three Major Infrastructure Projects for His Northern Westchester District

Major rehabilitation to Albany Post Road, George’s Island Park and Washington Street. Follows Completed Projects to Rehabilitate Main Street (Rt. 6), Crompond Road/Division Street (Rt. 202) and Upgrades in Blue Mountain Reservation and George’s Island Park In a continuation of … Continue reading

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Testa Challenger Nancy Vann Disqualified as Candidate on Working Families Line

PEEKSKILL, NY – On August 3, 2017, the Westchester Board of Elections announced the disqualification of Nancy S. Vann, County Legislator Candidate for District 1, for the Working Families line in this year’s November election. It was determined that 60% … Continue reading

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Statement by Westchester County Legislator John G. Testa Regarding the Coast Guard’s Decision to Suspend the Barge Anchorage Sites Proposal

Statement by Westchester County Legislator John G. Testa Regarding the Coast Guard’s Decision to Suspend the Barge Anchorage Sites Proposal Peekskill, NY (June 28,2017) – “Today’s announcement by the Coast Guard that they are withdrawing the proposal to establish barge anchorage … Continue reading

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Testa, A Leader on Protecting the Environment

Westchester County Legislator John G. Testa is a leader with a long record on environmental issues. Continue reading

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Westchester BioTech Center Deal Approved

On April 3, 2017, the Westchester Board of Legislators and County Executive Rob Astorino announced the successful agreement to move forward with plans for the Westchester BioScience and Technology Center on the county-owned property next to the Westchester Medical Center. … Continue reading

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