The Rye City Republican Committee has assembled its ticket for the November election: Joe Sack for Mayor, and Kirstin Bucci, Julie Killian, and Terry McCartney for City Council.
The Rye City Republican Committee has assembled its ticket for the November election: Joe Sack for Mayor, and Kirstin Bucci, Julie Killian, and Terry McCartney for City Council. Councilmembers Sack and Killian announced their intention to run for reelection earlier; Bucci and McCartney are new faces on the political scene.
Sack is in his second term on the Council. He has pushed for openness and transparency, checks and balances, and communication and consensus building during his service on the Council. A securities litigation attorney in private practice, he is married with three daughters. “Between the Rye Golf Club scandal, the Rye TV fiasco, and the FOIL mess, to name a few, people in Rye are just worn out from all this drama,” Sack said. “And quite frankly, folks have lost some confidence in the way City government is run. By asking tough questions, demanding straight answers, and using good judgment, I know that we can help restore that confidence.”
Bucci, a former financial industry analyst, has been an active volunteer in Rye public schools and youth sports. A member of Rye Golf, Bucci said she was motivated to run for office because of the recent scandal at the Club. A registered Democrat, Bucci is married with three daughters. “No matter your political party registration, I believe that what we need right now in Rye, on a local level, is common sense,” said Bucci.
Killian has been actively involved in the Rye community for over 20 years. She previously worked in the financial services industry, primarily as an executive at Citibank. She was appointed to the Council and then won election last year. As a member of the Council, Killian has served as liaison to a number of committees, including the Rye Golf Strategic Committee and the Finance Committee, where she has worked to establish a four-year financial plan. “I look forward to continuing to institute forward thinking and prudent fiscal management to Rye City.” Killian is married and the mother of five children.
McCartney is a partner at Rheingold, Valet, Rheingold, McCartney & Giuffra, a prominent law firm in Manhattan, specializing in products liability cases. A former Marine Corps officer, McCartney has served as a coach and boxing instructor in Rye through the years. He is married with two sons. A longtime Rye Golf Club member, McCartney – like Bucci – was inspired to step into public service in response to the fraud and mismanagement uncovered at the Club. “I plan to promote the ideals of integrity and accountability in Rye government,” McCartney said.
The Rye Democrats have yet to announce their Council slate.