GOP Chairs: Rye Town Supervisor Joseph Carvin Exploring Senate Run


Add another potential Senate challenger to the mix: Rye Town Supervisor Joseph Carvin.

A Republican who has led efforts to dissolve the town he represents, Carvin has expressed interest in challenging Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, according to the Westchester and Rockland Republican chairmen.

“I know (Carvin) has reached out to his committee and I think he’s been in touch with other chairs across the state,” Westchester GOP Chairman Douglas Colety said in a phone interview today. “He’s one of our hometown guys and we look forward to helping him through the process.”

Carvin, who helps manage a London-based hedge fund in addition to his town post, is set to have dinner with several county chairs on Wednesday to discuss his interest, according to Rockland County GOP Chairman Vincent Reda, the first vice chairman of the state Republican Party.

On March 3, Carvin and two other potential Republican challengers — Manhattan attorney Wendy Long and Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos — will be screened by all of the Hudson Valley GOP chairmen at the Rockland County headquarters in New City, Colety and Reda said.

“I’m going to meet him Wednesday night with four or five county chairs to kind of screen him and see what he’s got to offer,” Reda said. “Next Saturday morning, we’re going to have all of the candidates and introduce them to the Lower Hudson Valley chairs and some of the state Republican Party chairs.”

It wasn’t immediately clear if Carvin has hired any staff to aid him in his potential run. He couldn’t be reached for comment on Friday and Saturday, and a women who answered the phone at the Rye Town offices said he was on vacation.

Carvin, along with partners in London, manages Altima Partners, a $1 billion-plus hedge fund specializing in international investments. He was first elected Rye Town supervisor in 2007.

Republicans view Gillibrand as vulnerable, and will name their preferred candidate at the state GOP convention in Rochester on March 16.

Maragos has vowed to spend $5 million of his own money on a run should he be chosen by the party, while Long said in a phone interview Friday she is hoping to fundraise upwards of $15 million. Long, who will kick off a statewide swing in Syracuse on Tuesday, didn’t rule out the possibility of self-funding a portion of her campaign.

Colety, the Hudson Valley regional vice chairman for the state GOP, said party leaders are keeping their options open.

“We’re open-minded and we’re supportive of everyone right now,” he said. “We’re going to have a fair and open process and make sure all of the candidates are served.”


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  1. Is this the Joe Carvin who botched the Town of Rye reassessment?

    Or the Joe Carvin who had his brother hired as a lawyer at hundreds of thousands of dollars a year to represent a city in Rye?

    Or the Joe Carvin who used taxpayer dollars to send out political mailings?

    Or the Joe Carvin who’s mismanagement of the Town Park cost the taxpayers thousand of dollars?

    Thought so. Stay in Rye. Don’t embarass yourself.

  2. Altima Partners was the second worst performing hedge fund last year losing almost 25% last year. Just what we need in Washington, not only another 1%, but a 1% who losses money.

  3. First off – those who can’t spell should not be allowed to vote. Secondly, the “brilliant” Tim Geithner, our Secretary of the Treasury, couldn’t get his money out of his house in Larchmont when he finally put it on the market. So much for anticipating the real estate bubble.

  4. I read the news about _”Rye Town” Supervisor Mr. Joseph Karvin choices for Serving in The Office Of US Senator from The State of New York! Well! Ladies and Gentlemen…I am ( from My Constitutionalist ) Upbringing and a Strong Supporter of The Fédéral Republicanism; ( I hopefully imagining that The Readers of My Comment will not Misunderstand My usage not at all or anything to do with referee to The Grand Old Party)! Ât least those who did not go to “Havard” or “Yale” comprehend much better the meanings of ” Federal Republicanism”.

    Here, I hope the ones who have their loyalties cemented I may not be sure “For Obama-Biden-Hillary-Oprah” unsure ticket for Election 2012!….

    (I will highlight this point later….) But! So….”Bush didn’t get it! Right! – Let’s pause here for a second….think again does ant bodyelse besides “Bush” got it?

    JOHN DEAN must many be thankful to!….It was his Strategy that Caught Painted The Lips Red!…and the Landslide Victory of The Third Class Senator of Chicago; elected to The Office Of The United States President!

    MEANWHILE, The Head of The New York State Government fell on the Fédéral Lines hiding the Bills He Paid to a Madam’s Upscale….dating service. When, Spitzer had to Resign in The “Greatest Glory of Mankind in Falling” and ( in fact) actually “Rising” his Lt.Govornor to The Office!….this was all happening in The limelight of President Obama’s Honored and Elevated Fame shining électoral victory past elections”!

    In The Post Second World War History of US National Affairs; it has become more pertinent in a ( all directional) Multicultural america; where everything is everything there always been a need for a blue eyed boy or girl in The Set-up or May I say Soup that “we the people” have made of Our Democracy or The Offices of Public Trust! ….

    AND, co-incidentally…there came the
    “Monica Levinsky” I mean an “Intern of D’Amato!”

    The problem is that the “people” who cast the “votes” at the Ballots do not even speak the language The Constitution of Our Country was written!….And, having written that or said that I am not even going to ask, if the same Inhabitants even know Our Foundational Structures of Constitutional Government or when I even say the words “Intent of The Framers” of Our CONSTITUTION?….

    The US House of Representatives and It’s Two Houses were not meant or Designed “for the manner” in which Former Brother From Harlem appointed “the inside-groomed Intern”! Now, an elected Senator….collecting Money from Foreigners to Run For Reelection!

    There is a tendency, here where “once got in The loop the person stays” in a Public Office for decades….!

    Must, I write that “we need transparency in our conducts” of first ourselves and our life in public affair!

    Well! The elections of Public Offices are meant to get “Representation” of The People, For The People and By The People! We in The Rotten State of New York have Chuck Shummer, and Elliot Engles sitting in The UNITED STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES” for over a decades….Now! I have been directly engaged in The Political Scene since Former President Ron Reagan was first elected. I have been in Rockland County long enough….and am very well aware of Who is exactly being Represented at The Houses… on the Shining Hill!

    Now! Please take a deep breath and ask yourself at The Alter Of Lord Almighty: Are You Being Representative?

    Check out Sapano’s Son Firm Making $1.4 Million United States Dollars…in Retainers! And, May I ask Ladies AND Gentle …who gave those Retainers Contracts to ONLY one Firm in Westchester?

    Our Country! doesn’t need contradictions, frauds, and you name it! we don’t need Romney to keep playing the tape recorder! May be The Republican Party need him!….Mr.Romney! The Senior had a very different view point from his Son! ( May God Rest in Peace The Soul) of Former Secretary of State Warren Christopher!
    Knew….what transpired in Daddy’s Regime!

    It’s not the wind and swinging with its directions that makes America….It’s about the Declaration of Those Fifty Nine Men…who had the Courage to “Give Reasons” and its not The Undiscloseable Under The Law $16 MILLION from Political Action Committees!

    And, if The Rye Supervisor wants to Run….why not at least he may by filing his “nomination” will be a Candidate in My Constitutional Eyes what The Intent of The Framers of Our Constitution was when they meant Representation of The People” not The similarities of Saddam Hussianish or Khadafiish tendencies!

    We must Respect The Constitution, Fundamental Structurés and The Institutions of Our Greatest Republic Created By The Free Men, The Brave Men;

    O’ Can you see the Same Glory that I see? Can you see it? We must work for strengthening Our Country not Weakening it….( for example) scrapping Our Defence Budget, Allocation and production….

    That is not The Mandate unless ” there may be” hidden agenda of globalisation versus The National Interest Defined by The Founding Fathers and not The “So-called Pundits” on Our National Television!

    I think….( this Summer ) I should send a Open Challenge to All Pundits to Debate me without script on live national TV…..

    Let’s define The National Interest. For beginners; the National Interest is Of The UNITED STATES of AMERICA; and, not what the POLITICAL FACTIONS may impose or imply based on thirty affiliations!

    And, the Sub-Committee have ( grown ) larger than the Unlimited Government!….The Competence of The incompétences have not only become the norm of The day…but are rampant!

    And! ( Now, Mr.HABIBHASAN will take the questions !) Joke!

    HABIBHASAN-An American Storyteller

    Currently, what’s looking bleak is “Which Repeat Candidate Tape Recorders” are going to win the NominationFor The Republicican Party?