LEWISBORO, N.Y. The Lewisboro Republican Town Committee named Andrea Rendo as its new chair at its annual organizational meeting this week.
Rendo, the committees former vice chair, takes the place of Wayne Coluccini who said he stepped down due the time and travel demands of his job as a consulting engineer. He had been chair of the towns Republican Committee since 2009. Coluccini said the committees selection of Rendo, who he has worked closely with for the past several years, made his decision to resign easier. He said he would continue to serve in his second term as a fire commissioner in South Salem.
"Four years is a good length of time as chair," Coluccini said. "Andrea is a hard-working and highly capable individual who, as an attorney and a young mother, represents the future of our town. We were lucky when she and her husband Todd moved here from Pound Ridge to be in our school system.
Rendo lives with her husband, Todd, and their two children in South Salem. She is a partner in the Mount Kisco law firm Wallach & Rendo specializing in criminal matters and is a former member of the Republican Town Committee in Pound Ridge. She said she was looking forward to working with the chairs of the other local committees to make sure the concerns of Northern Westchester are heard.
This past year saw the beginnings of long-overdue reform in Albany, she said. An important part of this was the message sent by local voters in electing reform-minded legislators like (Assembly member) Bob Castelli (R-C Goldens Bridge), who is a former member of our committee.
The new Republican chair noted that the committee always welcomes new members.
Its not just licking stamps, we also like to get together and have some fun, she said.
In reflecting on his time as chair, Coluccini said he was most proud of the progress made when a majority of Republican nominated candidates was returned to the Town Board.
Despite tough times, the board was able to end deficit spending by relying on belt-tightening instead of climbing on the backs of taxpayers, he said. "I think we have changed the debate.
Bob Sullivan, a South Salem resident, was elected as vice chair to fill the post vacated by Rendo.
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