The 92nd NYS Assembly District, which is comprised of the Towns of Greenburgh and Mount Pleasant, also includes the villages contained within those two towns. Currently, the only time you'll see current representative Abinanti is when he is hopping from one event dinner to the next, dishing out NYS Proclamations worth the paper they’re printed on. In fact, Abinanti has done this during his entire 24 years as a legislator and even garnered the nickname Tom “Proclamation” Abinanti.
Mike Duffy is a life-long resident of Westchester County, growing up in White Plains and attending St. John the Evangelist School on Hamilton Avenue and Archbishop Stepinac High School. Following high school he went on to graduate from the City University of New York, John Jay College of Criminal Justice with a B.S. in Criminal Justice. Soon after that he joined the White Plains Police Department, as a member of the Patrol and Detective Divisions, being assigned to the Street Crime Unit and Vice Control Unit. He has received 33 awards for excellent and meritorious police work, including lifesaving. Respectfully, we restrained from asking him if Abinanti ever presented him with a Proclamation.
Mike then went on to receive his Juris Doctor degree from Pace University School of Law. He retired from the DA’s office in 2004, and went to work as an associate attorney in a White Plains. In 2006, Mike began a private practice, focusing on criminal defense and general litigation. He donates his time doing work as a pro bono arbitrator for the City Court of White Plains.
There are numerous points Mike discussed with ABG as to his platform, and we’ll highlight just a few. First is about our Infrastructure. Mike favors opening the top roadway on the Kensico Dam to passenger vehicles. The Village of Vahalla is being choked to death by the excessive traffic that this long-time closure is causing. It is having a negative affect on the small businesses in town and contributing to empty storefronts. Why hasn’t 24-year politician Tom Abinanti done something about this? Obviously, because he doesn’t care.
Mike Duffy is looking to maintain and/or reduce property taxes by addressing unfunded mandates from Albany. Tom Abinanti has penned several laws that have increased our taxes! Mike Duffy says he knows its easy to spend other people’s money but he will spend our money like its his own. Mike Duffy will look to give small businesses tax incentives to allow them to prosper. Mr Abinanti has not done anything to help small business but has partnered with big business. In fact, Mr Abinanti has moved out of Greenburgh probably because of the illegal and costly actions taken by the Town administration. When things get difficult it seems Mr Abinanti runs away. Is this the kind of leaders we want in Albany? Of course not. Elect Mike Duffy in the upcoming election and send a message to our overpaid, ineffective incumbent politicos. Tell them we’ve had enough! Only then will we get A Better Greenburgh.