Press Release

For Immediate Release

Contact: Party Chairman Thomas J. Grech at 917.865.2699


Changes in Independent Party Roster for Village Election

Following the decision of Trustee Jack O’Brien not to seek reelection, the Independent Party

of Malverne announced that their slate for the 2021 Malverne Village Elections will be Deputy

Mayor Perry Cuocci and former Deputy Mayor Patricia Canzoneri-Fitzpatrick.

Mayor Keith Corbett stated that, “The Village is very grateful to have had the dedication and

expertise of Jack O’Brien as Trustee for the past 12 years. We are fortunate to have Perry and

Patricia willing to serve and continue the high level of professional skill that residents expect.”


Deputy Mayor Perry Cuocci, who is running for re-election as Trustee, was originally elected

in 2017 after being appointed by Mayor Patti McDonald. In addition to acting as Board liaison to the

Office of Emergency Management and the Malverne Merchants & Professional Association, Perry is

a long serving officer of the Malverne Volunteer Ambulance Corps. Following a 20-year career with

the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), he recently joined the security department of Con Edison.

“Malverne is a special little place, a refuge in the middle of a much chaos. All of the community

involvement and dedicated volunteers we have help to keep Malverne strong. I’m eager to continue

to work hard for all of our residents and continue our many accomplishments.”


Patricia Canzoneri-Fitzpatrick brings extensive financial and municipal experience to the

position, having been both a member of the Nassau County Sewer and Storm Water Finance

Authority and Trustee and Deputy Mayor under Mayor McDonald. In Malverne she has held

positions of Police and Fire Commissioner, in addition to Youth Board and Merchants liaison.

Patricia is a Certified Public Accountant and a partner in the Canzoneri & Canzoneri law firm. “I

look forward to continuing to serve my community. Each of us has skills that complement the others

on the Board in order to achieve great results. Malverne is a great place to live and I want to ensure

that it remains that way for my four children.”


Past Mayor Patti-Ann McDonald said, “After working with Perry and Patricia for many

years, I am proud to support them in this election.” She continued, “It’s great for the Village to have

their knowledge, passion, and integrity to help keep Malverne strong for the future.” She added, “I

join with Mayor Corbett, Trustees O’Brien, Touchard, Sullivan, and Judge Frankie in offering our

strongest endorsements.”


Malverne Village Elections will be held on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at the Malverne Fire

Department on Broadway.

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