Election 2010: Jack Quinn III picking up Latino support.
He’s been in the 146th Assembly District since 2004. He has name recognition including a family political pedigree extending back to his father in Congress and later president of Erie Community College.
And Republican State Senate candidate Jack Quinn III says he has “new bold ideas” and a better record than his opponent Timothy Kennedy who trounced Senator Bill Stachowski in the Democratic primary election last Tuesday, September 14.
Quinn wants the Latino votes and is making some in roads in the Puerto Rican community lately. He started talking to “Chito” Olivencia last Saturday at a local community heritage dinner. And today, Quinn’s operatives reached out to a group of Latinos in a private meeting to garner some support”.
Chito said, “I trust him. and I’m going to support him.” Olivencia wants to continue the “open-door policy” he said the community enjoyed with Senator Stachowski. Benny Matta accompanied Mr. Olivenica to the private affair viewed as a very good meeting between both sides.
Other Latino operatives seen at the private affair included School Board President, Ralph Hernandez and West Seneca resident Rev. Casimiro Rodriguez.
It is not know yet whether the Puerto Rican political group Mr. Olvencia founded NOSOTROS in Buffalo before retiring to Puerto Rico involved in helping Assemblyman Quinn III.
Mr. Olivencia is the highest ranking Latino political operative gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino tapped as a consultant to his campaign.