WPCNR CAMPAIGN 2009. June 25,2009: Suburbanstreet.com reports this morning that Bob Hyland, long time owner of The Sports Page restaurant in White Plains, and National Football League legend with the New York Giants and the Green Bay Packers has agreed to contest Legislator William Ryan for the District 5 seat in White Plains.
Bob Hyland, left, with John Martin, St. Patrick's Day Parade, March 2007. WPCNR News Archive.
Suburban Street reports Hyland making this statement: “If I am elected to the County Board, I will take my experience that includes 36 years as a successful businessman, 16 years in the financial services industry and 11 years as a professional football player and apply those experiences to county government. My years in the financial services industry have shown me what families and businesses need to do to survive in today's economy.”
“Our current county government clearly does not understand these issues or they would not be asking to raise taxes and spending. They would not be attempting to raise their own salaries in today's economy. I know that if I ran my restaurant and insurance practice the way the incumbent has run the county legislature, my businesses would have failed many years ago,” concluded Hyland.
GOP Chairman Doug Colety said, “We are excited to be nominating Bob Hyland for the County Legislator in Scarsdale and White Plains. Bob’s experience in business and the financial services industry will make him an outstanding addition to the County Board and a breath of fresh air after the scandal-plagued Bill Ryan.”
Suburban Street describes Hyland a registered Independence Party Member, born and raised in White Plains and was educated at Archbishop Stepinac High School in White Plains, followed by Boston College. After a successful eleven-year career in the National Football League including winning a Super Bowl under legendary coach Vince Lombardi and five seasons with the New York Giants, Hyland returned to White Plains to raise his family and open a family business. He currently is the owner of the Sports Page Restaurant in White Plains and his own insurance practice.
Hyland will be running on the Republican, Independence and Conservative lines in the November Election. District 5 includes all of Scarsdale and part of White Plains.