Rye Town Supervisor and congressional candidate Joe Carvin (R-NY-17), who is running for Congress to tackle the federal debt that is killing job growth and strangling the American economy, announced a series of kitchen forums that will be held in the homes of Westchester and Rockland families between now and Election Day.
Called simply "Cup o' Joe's," these events are designed to help educate Westchester and Rockland families about the true scope of the nation's federal debt crisis and to outline what must be done to dig ourselves out of it. Mr. Carvin's campaign will provide the coffee "to help wake us to the reality of what needs to get done in Washington."
"There are two paths this country can take, and voters in the 17th Congressional District will have a clear choice in November of which one they prefer," Mr. Carvin said. "Twenty-four-year incumbent Nita Lowey represents the path that led us to where we are today; my path will lead us out of this mess. These Cup o' Joe events will lay out the crisis we are in, what it means to us and our children, and what we we must do to get the country back on solid footing."
As Town Supervisor of Rye, Mr. Carvin reduced spending by 25% and lowered taxes every year he has been in office. He has refused to accept a salary for the position.
"Washington politicians dug us the deepest financial hole in world history, but there is a way out. We just need elected officials with the courage to make the tough but necessary calls," Mr. Carvin continued. "I am placing a bet this year that Westchester and Rockland voters are ready to hear the truth and do what they must for the sake of this nation. I know I am right in thinking that."
Joe Carvin, a native of Port Chester, NY, is a successful agricultural investor who has lived and worked on five continents. He graduated Cum Laude from Tulane University with a B.A. in International Relations and became a Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholar to Senegal where he was awarded an honorary degree from the United Nations Institute for Economic Planning and Development. He holds an M.B.A from New York University and an M.P.A. from Harvard University. He speaks fluent Spanish, Portuguese, French, and Wolof (a West African language.) After working a number of years with Deutsche Bank he helped set up Altima Partners where he helps finance some of the largest farms in the world. Mr. Carvin lives in Rye Brook with his wife, a non-practicing attorney, and two daughters, Keira and Rhianna who attend local public schools. His son, Michael, lives and works in New York City.