On Election Day 2012, many candidates running for office could be seen casting their ballots and for Congressman Eliot Engel, a lifelong resident of the Bronx, his ballot was cast at M.S. 141 in Riverdale, amid many supporters and neighborhood residents who were very familiar and seemed to even know him on a first named basis.
Engel is running in his 13th election for public office, having began his long political career as a Congressman back in 1988 and is being challenged this election year by Joseph McLaughlin (R) and Joseph Diaferia (Green).
"Congressman Engel has always had our best interest in mind and I know he will continue to work hard for us here in the Bronx," stated 68 year-old Margaret Kaplan, a resident of Riverdale Ave. since 1977.
Engel, who arrived with his wife Pat, stated that he has worked hard to familiarize the residents in his new districts about what he stands for and the type of representative he will be for them.
"I felt a strong desire to familiarize myself with the residents that were not used to having me as their representative," stated Engel who continued that, "sections of New Rochelle, Yonkers, Eastchester, Scarsdale, Ardsley and many other locations have all been places where I did my campaigning and tried to lay out who I am and what kind of representative I can and will be."
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