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October 9, 2017

Dyker Heights Civic Association – Debate Minus One Candidate

Dyker Heights Civic Association Debate October 2017

The Dyker Heights Civic Association (DHCA) is having a debate Tuesday night, October 10th at 8:00 PM  – 9:00 PM at St. Philip’s Episcopal Parish Hall. Info here



The ad says: “This is your opportunity to meet the candidates, listen to their positions and ask questions.”   But you are only going to meet TWO candidates because Bob Capano won’t be there. Was he invited? NO.





Some of the people in charge of the Dyker Heights Civic Association are also are in charge of the Brooklyn Conservative Party.  This is the group that used a Placeholder Candidate (John Bruno). John Quaglione explained the scheme to the paper (see here).  Capano spoke out about not being invited to the debate (see here).


John Bruno is on the Board of Governors at the Dyker Heights Civic Association and the placeholder candidate  in this election.  This is the reason we are having a controlled election in Bay Ridge



I’ve seen debates at the Dyker Heights Civic Association and they have been pretty bad because the moderator is terrible.   If an organization wants to have a debate, they need to hire someone who can be fair and control the debate when a candidate pushes his time or is just being agitating to the other candidate. At DHCA, the moderator just stands by and laughs because she thinks it is funny that the candidates argue. Other organizations that have held debates in our area do it much better.   


October 11th Update: Journalist, Kadia Goba asked Fran Vella-Marone about Bob Capano not being invited to the debate. Vella-Marone claimed that she didn’t know Capano was running on the Reform Party Line.


That’s strange, Fran! Unless Fran is living under a rock for the last few weeks, she would be aware that Capano was still in the election because:


  • On October 4th, Bob Capano and the other two candidate debated at the Senior Center in Bay Ridge. The story was published in the local paper here  as well as on Twitter here


  • Fran Vella-Marone works for Congressman Donovan so she would be aware of politics which would affect Donovan next Fall




Vella-Marone, said: “I know Bob. I would never do that to a candidate.”   


But she did. 


It’s obvious Fran Vella – Maron is trying to control Bay Ridge’s election because the replacement candidate, John Quaglione isn’t a strong enough candidate for #CD43   She had the platform to send an apology to Capano yesterday, but instead tweeted 






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