A local campaign watchdog organization ruled Roberto Lopez, who ran unsuccessfully for a seat on the New Rochelle City Council, included “false and misleading” information about his opponent in a mailer.
The Westchester County Fair Campaign Practices Committee said Lopez’s statement that incumbent Councilman Louis Trangucci had “put developers’ profits ahead of the people” was unfair.
The committee said Trangucci’s “votes on the legislation in question did not reflect support for developers or developers’ profits.”
Trangucci, a Republican, defeated Democrat Lopez, in a close race for the District 1 seat in the Nov. 8 election.
The non-partisan committee tries to foster fair campaign practices in races within Westchester County.