Port Chester Rep. Drops Out of Trustee Race

Political newcomer withdraws morning after he's nominated; Republicans to run only 3 trustee candidates.

Within hours of being nominated to run for a Port Chester village Board of Trustees seat, a Republican political newcomer has withdrawn from the race.

The decision by Jing Xie, who had accepted the GOP nomination at a caucus on Tuesday night, was made to improve the chances of the three other Republican candidates in the trustees race, according to Port Chester Republican chairman Joseph Kenner, who is also a village trustee seeking re-election.

Kenner said Xie called him Wednesday morning to withdraw his nomination because “with cumulative voting in place, we will have a better chance of winning with three candidates versus four."

“As the Chairman of the Port Chester Republican Party Committee, I regret that the people of Port Chester will not have the benefit of experiencing Jing Xie’s intelligence, energy and great vision for this village in this race," Kenner said.  "But don’t think for a minute that this party is going to let a talented professional like Jing slip away. Last night the people saw in Jing all of the positive qualities that are sorely missing in our elected officials. He truly inspired the crowd and lifted our spirits.  Jing is going to be an integral part of this campaign, and if I have anything to do with it, you have not seen the last of Jing Xie.”

Xie is a finance and strategic planning professional at IBM in Somers. He moved to Port Chester six months ago.

Port Chester Republicans at Tuesday's caucus backed Port Chester Industrial Development Agency chairman Neil Pagano for mayor, with Republicans Saverio Terenzi and Kenner for Trustee, and 20-year resident and registered Democrat Frank Ferrara for trustee. 

Juan Allase February 02, 2013 at 06:31 PM
2013 elections . There will be a debate of candidates for Port Chester Mayors? This March 19, Port Chester residents will elect new leadership of the BOA. Mayors and members of Boad of Trustees shall be elected that day. It would be very important for residents to vote for the best proposal that day. Therefore, we need to be informed about what their work plans and vision for the Village of Port Chester. In this regard, it is important that community organizations” Port Chester organize a debate between candidates for mayor for the Villa. This debate can be divided into two themes: 1-Security Issues in Port Chester. 2-economic development in Port Chester. Every choice is crucial to improve the town, but we must be informed and to evaluate the best option for the town. Hopefully the same candidates to agree to organize a debate and do the questions about his candidacy. Atentamentre Juan Allase
PC Lover February 24, 2013 at 03:14 PM
Goodbye Jing Xie. 6 months in PC and considering office? Not sure if that's more presumptuous or ridiculous...you couldn't even find the Post Office...or Hubba.... carpetbagger [ˈkɑːpɪtˌbægə] n 1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a politician who seeks public office in a locality where he has no real connections
John B February 24, 2013 at 04:41 PM
I love Hubba, PC post office not so much.


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