Endorsements from Individuals
“In this era of hyper-partisanship, results oriented leadership is virtually nonexistent. Ed Day is a rare exception. He has staked his positions on merit and not on voter tallies. And he has produced documented results. To his credit he writes highly effective monthly newsletters stating his positions himself. He is not afraid to stand up to special interests. He is a county leader who merits our support. I am a life long independent who has lately voted democratic. I respect Ed Day and what he stands for and will definitely vote for him in the upcoming election and urge others to do the same.”
Nasik Elahi, Ph.D.
Professor (Adjunct), Fairleigh Dickinson University
Emailed June 12, 2017
“Thank you for exposing the dirty dealings involving the Sewer Authority. You and your Administration are a role model for government, starting at the federal level. I laud you for your ethical leadership and selfless devotion to Rockland County!”
Esther Schulman – commenting on Sewer District scandal- April 17th, 2017
“I admire & am grateful for all your hard work, and tireless efforts on behalf of all citizens of Rockland County. You are moving us in the right direction, and like the best of public servants you choose the most effective ideas, regardless of where they come from. Keep up your efforts.”
Kevin Kilner, Tappan, November 2nd, 2016
“Since you took office, I have followed your sincere dedication and performance with one thing in mind – “the best interests of the county” and its inhabitants. In my mind, and I am sure it holds true throughout the county, you have achieved exactly what was required to steer the ship in order that we are back on the direction necessary for the health of our future. For this, I applaud you and your efforts.”
Jerry Bernstein, New City resident, commenting on the 2017 proposed Executive budget – October 10th, 2016
“The residents of this county love you. It is amazing what one honest man can do. Godspeed!”
– Ken Tomeo – email March 20th, 2016
“The reason I respect you so much Ed Day is you are not opposed to calling people out on their own destructive malarkey! Thanks for fighting the good fight for my family and other good people of Rockland County!”
– Coleen Kirby – Facebook post March 16th, 2016 regarding the East Ramapo Schools issue.
“As a firefighter, who has discussed this with you- THANK YOU!”
– Michael Aquilar – Facebook post February 27th, 2016 regarding Ed’s efforts to combat illegal housing
“Good news: Ed Day will be running … Day was the strongest voice against these budgets since 2008 when the deficit was just $10 million. It is now 10 times that. If Ed Day’s warnings were heeded, we would not be in this fiscal mess with the lowest bond rating of any county in New York state.
-Jack Moolick, Nanuet resident, in a Letter to the Editor of the Journal News, November 19,2012
“Ed Day reminds me of a quote from Thomas Jefferson: “The difference between a politician and a true leader is the politician just thinks about the next election, where a true leader thinks about the next generation.” … I see Ed as the role model to which all parents, leaders and community servants should aspire.”
-Dave Leon, Former Executive Vice President, New City Little League, March 13, 2005
“When describing you and your commitment to “all people” the word “dedication” is not powerful enough! Just a quick note to let you know how very much your work is appreciated.”
-Fran Cuccia, New City, District #5 resident speaking to Ed’s efforts to mitigate the impact of the Firing Range on residents in North New City and Haverstraw, May 24th, 2008
“I applaud you for standing up for the principles and people you were elected to protect. You serve as an example of the ethics and morals that ALL of our elected officials should protect.”
-Barbara Gould, New City resident, commenting on Ed’s efforts in successfully getting the NYS Comptroller to audit the County finances, February 20th, 2011
“I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate your emails. I usually delete emails (unread) from any politician, except for you! They are always so valuable and informative, and I look forward to receiving them. To be honest, I’m not even sure if you’re Democrat or Republican, but it doesn’t matter — you are a huge asset to our legislature and community, and will always have my vote.”
Nancy Feldman, New City District #5 resident, commenting on Ed’s e-mail “Community Updates” that keep the community apprised of current issues, September 22nd, 2011
“Even if technically I am not a direct constituent of yours, I am happy and confident that in any eventyou are representing my interests – our interests. Your comments last night, and the way you handled the room, and the issue, were inspiring enough to make me think that maybe I should pick up my family and move to your District.”
-John J. Tormey III, Pearl River resident, commenting on Ed’s handling of the legislative hearing regarding the discovery of elevated levels of arsenic in our drinking water, February 27th, 2007
“My son, was coached by Ed Day in Pop Warner football, and even though he knew he never played the sport before, he taught him the sport, was there for him, and cared for what my son stood for. He simply fostered his development as a young man and as an athlete. He will be going to college this fall and playing football. My son and I are both thankful to Mr. Day for being such a positive influence in his life.”
-Carol Lee Rosario, New City, “Letter to the Editor”, May 12, 2006
“On behalf of my family I want to thank you for all your efforts that resulted in the passage of this law.”
-Dorothy Atzl, New City resident, commenting on Ed’s Sex Offender Free Zone legislation, January 18th, 2007
In your opponent’s concession, he said his hope, had he been elected, was to have increased the communication of the County Government with its citizens. Was he not on your e-mail list? Was he not reading the Journal News, Rockland Review, and Rockland County Times for the past couple of years? In my thirty-year residency in New City, and as one proud to be a registered Democrat, no elected official had ever made the effort to keep me informed of the issues and what was transpiring behind the closed doors of County and Town government like you did. Bravo!!
-Fred Peck, New City District #5 resident, two days after Ed’s election to his first full term in the Legislature, November 8th, 2007
Clint and I are very grateful for all that you do to make our lives in Rockland a little easier. Thanks for watching out for the hard-working taxpayers out here.
-Kim Aylward, New City resident, in a response to an e mail update regarding the New Hempstead Road project, February 18th, 2010
“I can’t say how much we appreciate these e-mails, and of course all of your work. They have been very helpful/insightful on what is going on. Thank you for providing them to our family.”
– Kathleen Ottenheimer, New City District #5 resident, commenting on Ed’s “Community Updates” regarding roadway projects in New City, March 10th, 2012
“You’re the only most outstanding maverick we have in our midst that looks after the citizens of Rockland County and most of all, the large list of senior citizens that made the county grow.”
– Paul Minolfo, Nanuet resident and Senior Citizen and activist, commenting on Ed’s work to stop criminal actions by illegal contractors, September 15th, 2009
“Thank you very very much for this information. I do not read the local newspaper, and if not for your communication, I would not know of this situation. For those of us working moms, who have teenagers home after the school day, most times, with siblings, etc., we are always concerned about the safety of our children. This is indeed an eye-opener.”
-Dorothy Edelstein, New City resident, speaking of one of Ed’s community updates which immediately got the word out on a scam based attempted home invasion on John Street in New City, April 29th, 2010
“It is a blessing to have someone in office we can talk to.”
– Dennis Covert, New City, District #5 resident, speaking of Ed’s assistance on a local zoning issue, April 3rd, 2007
My very dear friend and agency supporter! Last night was a memorable event for BBBS and I am sovery grateful to you for spearheading what to our mentors and mentees, was the highlight of their lives. God’s blessings to you and yours, always!
-Gillian Ballard, Executive Director, Big Brothers Big Sisters commenting on Ed’s sponsorship of an awards ceremony at the Legislature that recognized the Mentor Program, August 3rd, 2011
“As a registered Democrat, I vote based on issues. I have watched and listened to you over the years. Your communication with your constituents are the best I have ever seen in my 45 years as a voter. Keep up the good work you are doing. You got my vote, once again. Thank You!!!!
-David J. Cohen, New City District #5 resident, November 7th, 2011
“Thanks for all your support. The world is a better place because of people like you.”
-Robin Fiddle Posnack, New City District #5 resident, commenting on Ed’s assistance for a fundraiser designed to combat Familial Dysautonomia, a horrific childhood disease, October 6th, 2010
You are truly the best representative ever!! Thank you so much for your quick and informative feedback.
-Beth Teich, New City District #5 New City Condos resident, responding back to Ed on his efforts to correct traffic and construction issues at North Main Street and New Hempstead Road, December 20th, 2011
“I wanted to say that I really appreciated how you stayed true to your word through the mess with Clarkstown. That’s a rare thing to find in a person.”
-Kate Sama, West Nyack resident, commenting on Ed’s involvement in ensuring notifications of sex offenders by the school district continue, March 4, 2010
“Once again I must thank you for taking the time in guiding me to the right person in reference to the suffering senior citizen”
– Paul Monolfo, Nanuet resident and Senior Council Member, National Italian-American Foundation, commenting on Ed’s efforts in making recycling pickups a little easier for seniors, November 23rd, 2008
“We are so lucky to have you as our Legislator. We can never thank you enough for everything you do for our community“.
-Lorraine Golloub, District #5 New City Condos resident, speaking of Ed’s e mail “Community Update” that advised and warned the community of a dangerous escaped criminal, along with his subsequent capture, October 6th, 2010
“I just came back from the Port Byron spelling bee. I came in second! Your letter gave me a lot of confidence.”
-Ajay Menon, a nine year year old New City resident, to whom Ed sent a letter of encouragement when he read that Ajay missed a word in an earlier regional spelling bee, April 6th, 2008
“I want to thank you for directing me to a person that was able to help me with a situation that was causing us some confusion with the Clarkstown Town rules and regulations. Thanks to your help, I was able to get the correct information needed to understand the rules and I’m now able to proceed doing my job in a better way.
Ed, I am one very proud man today to have known you.”
-Jim Olivero, Congers resident, speaking of guidance and expertise given by Ed on a non-County matter, September 1, 2007
“It takes a certain kind of person to dedicate that much time and effort to three local and hopeful young men as they pursue their dream (three young men that, until March, Legislator Day had not been in contact with for over a decade, mind you). His philanthropic actions and oh-it-was-nothing-I’m-happy-to-help attitude will never be forgotten. From all of us at Pitch by Pitch Baseball, we sincerely thank you, Ed.”
– Gregory Chertok, District #5 resident who was coached by Ed many years back, commenting on how Ed lent a hand in their establishing a youth coaching clinic in the New City community, July 4th, 2007
“He (Ed Day) coached my son and many others with the New City Rams. He cared for these youngsters, and I can tell you they had varied backgrounds. He never showed anything but caring for all the kids he coached, regardless of who they were or what they were.”
-Jose Mendez, Nanuet, “Letter to the Editor”, May 12, 2006
“Ed, you always impressed me as a decent guy and a concerned citizen. But now, your performance is bordering on overwhelming! Kudos.”
-Fred Peck, New City, District #5 resident, April 27, 2006
“It is my privilege to cast my vote for you. You have been an incredible help, responding to questions (and sometimes suggestions) I’ve had over the past years.
The recent flood damage Irene caused was such a hardship, but your quick response and direction were invaluable. I will make certain my son and daughter-in-law get to the polls to cast their votes for you along with New City friends and neighbors.”
– Lesly Evans, New City Condominium’s resident, commenting on Ed’s re-election effort, November 7th, 2011
“Thank you so much for the information. As a result I have been able to negotiate my way around New City with little effort.”
– Maureen Creegan, New City resident, commenting on Ed’s “Community Updates” that regularly detailed the Town and County road construction projects in New City, September 28th, 2011
“He is an individual of true wisdom and talent, of fine education and boundless energy; he is aperson of firm commitment and generous self-sacrifice … He was about people. He cared about people. That is why he is such good people.”
-Father Richard Gorman, Archdiocese of New York, writing of Ed’s time as an NYPD Detective Commander in the Bronx, November 16, 2000
“In our almost daily contact, I found (Baltimore Police Department) Chief (Ed) Day to be bright, honest, forthright and a pleasure to work with. What impressed me most were the times that we had divergent views and agendas. I attribute the successes we realized … in large part to Chief Day’s ability to handle those matters as a consummate professional.”
-Vickie L. Wash, Chief of Circuit Court Operations, Baltimore City State Attorney’s Office
“Upon taking command of the [Baltimore Police Department] Detective Division you stated it was your plan to assess the division’s productivity and efficiency, then re-organize and re-structure its basic components in order to develop the investigative arm of this department into a more effective crime fighting force. Many of the changes you implemented during your tenure as the Chief of Detectives have remained in place to this day.”
-Marcus L. Brown, Deputy Commissioner, Baltimore Police Department
“I want to thank you for your personal interest in my housing situation and want you to know how much I appreciate your caring and concern, along with the help you have offered to me.”
-Betty Jablonski, a Spring Valley resident with physical disabilities, July 3, 2006
“My jaded view of elected representatives has been softened by your diligent efforts on behalf of constituents like me.”
-Dan Cherico, New City resident speaking of Ed’s efforts to protect the citizens near New Hempstead Road, July 25, 2006
“The Clarkstown Police Department requested assistance from the 47 Precinct Detective Squad on a homicide investigation we were conducting … and were instrumental in the capture of our suspect. I would like to bring to your attention … Lt. Commander Edwin Day … [whose] efforts were invaluable. … Their professionalism and ability speak volumes for the New York City Police Department.”
-Detective Lt. Charles Delo, Clarkstown Police Department, January 7, 2000 (referring to the investigation of a murder in Clarkstown and the subsequent apprehension and conviction of the perpetrator)
“Between Hurricane Irene and then the snow fall in October this has been an interesting year for even the weather. We get through it all and at this time of year, give thanks to the people like you and your family that make sure that we are all okay, safe in our homes with heat and electricity. From across the ocean to right in our own neighborhood, the Day family covers us completely.”
– Eileen Albus, New City District #5 resident, commenting on both Ed’s help with the O&R power issues and both his sons’ service with our military, December 3rd, 2011
“First let me tell you, that I find that you are the only elected official that really seems to represent my feelings on issues. Thank you for that.”
-Marilyn Silberglied, New City District #5 resident, speaking of Ed’s vote on the 2009 budget, December 19th, 2008
“Thank You!!!! For everything you do for our community. There are a lot of politicians in this State that should look at how you address issues and speak as a representative for your constituents. If there were more politicians like you, that put the people in their districts ahead of self-interest, this country would be in a much better place. Keep up the good work.”
– Justin Barbato, New City District #5 resident, November 30th, 2011
“As a private citizen, Ed Day demonstrated commitment to our community. Fortunately for us all, he continues that dedication as our new County Legislator. Ed treated us to a dynamic presentation about Domestic Violence … His knowledge of law and relevant issues was superb and his willingness to take the time to speak to the students was greatly appreciated by all.”
-Amanda Trigg, Adjunct Instructor, St. Thomas Aquinas College, “Letter to the Editor”, March 2, 2006
“You genuinely care for and have taken time to get to know the community you serve … and bring experience as both a decorated law enforcement officer and a REAL dedicated and compassionate person. You are a gift that cannot be bought with any amount of money. You are a role model that ALL citizens, as well as future generations need to follow. It is not common for many residents to admire their lawmakers, but YOU are one that all can, and should, look up to.”
-Alan Englander, Upper Nyack Community Activist, in letter written after meeting Ed at an Environmental Committee meeting of the Legislature, February 3, 2006
“Allow me to simply say that it is very easy to put faith in you. You’re a wonderful person; one that embodies many solid, decent qualities possible to accomplish much in our lives, in our community. We are fortunate to have you as our Legislator. My family is BLESSED to have had our paths cross, both at this juncture in our lives and in the heart of our community machinations.
On a personal note, you helped us tremendously. The manner in which you overextended yourself, with patience and grace, will never be forgotten. We would have never gotten as far as we had without your assistance, tenaciousness, and levelheadedness.
Thank you, Ed.”
– Roxanne Perronucci, New City District #5 resident and New City small business owner, commenting on Ed’s assistance on a matter involving an interpretation of County codes, June 20th, 2011
“You are a great man, Mr. Day. You are an asset to Rockland County. Not many people care all that much about people who are living with disabilities, but YOU do. Thank you for caring about us. Thank you for everything.”
– Edward Branca, New City resident, commenting on Ed’s involvment with the MTA’s handling of the fare structure for seniors and the disabled, August 30th, 2010.