Bronx Republican Party Dinner

Bronx Republican Party Dinner

By Robert Press

Thursday night September 29th the Bronx Republican Party held its first Annual Dinner since 2019 because of the pandemic. The ballroom at Villa Barone was filled with almost four hundred supporters of the Bronx Republican Party and its candidates for office. 

Former New York State Republican Party Chairman Ed Cox and Ms. Dawn Sandow were the Guests of Honor. A surprise guest was former Democratic Councilman Ruben Diaz Sr. who sat with his choice of candidates for the 14th Congressional District Ms. Tina Forte the candidate of the  Republican and Conservative Parties of the Bronx. All of the statewide candidates on the Republican and Conservative party lines were in attendance with the exception of Lee Zeldin the candidate for governor who had a family emergency at home. 



 From Right to Left – 80th Assembly candidate Phyllis ‘Tiz’ Nastasio, 34th State Senate candidate Samantha Zherka, 82nd Assembly candidate John M. Greaney Jr., 14th Congressional candidate Tina Forte, Bronx Republican Party Chair Michael Rendino, and 81st Assembly candidate Kevin Pazmino.

The three women who say they will lead the Bronx Republican Party to victory in the East Bronx in 2022. (L – R) 80th Assembly candidate Phyllis ‘Tiz’ Nastasio, 34th State Senate candidate Samantha Zherka, and 14th Congressional candidate Tina Forte.

A surprise guest to the Bronx Republican Party Dinner was former Democratic City Councilman Ruben Diaz Sr. here with former New York State Republican Party Chair Ed Cox, Leslie Diaz, and Mr. Paco Cruz Lugo.

Bronx Board of Elections Republican Borough Chief Dawn Sandow is flanked by current Bronx Republican Party Leader Michael Rendino, former county leader Jay Savino, former county leader and 82nd A.D. candidate John M. Greaney, and District Leader Fred Brown.


Andrea Catsimatidis the Manhattan Republican Party Chair stands with 34th State Senate candidate Samantha Zherka next to the ice sculpture of the Republican Party Elephant. 

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