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Press Release - Dole/Kemp 1996 Announces Its National Italian Americans Steering Commitee, Co-Chairs & Honorary Co-Chairs

October 24, 1996

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Dole/Kemp '96 campaign today announced its leadership for the National Italian Americans for Dole/Kemp '96 coalition. The national coalition is chaired by Frank D. Stella, Chairman of F.D. Stella Products, Incorporated in Detroit, Michigan.

In announcing the coalition, Stella noted the achievements and diversity of these outstanding Italian Americans from business, industry, sport, entertainment, and government. The coalition will help to carry the Dole/Kemp '96 message to Italian Americans nationwide.

"I am proud to present to you these distinguished Italian American leaders who join with me today in support of the Dole/Kemp ticket. These individuals work hard each and every day in making their communities a better place. They share Bob Dole and Jack Kemp's commitment of a 15% tax cut for working Americans, a strong work ethic, love of family, and love of country. We welcome Italian Americans in every community to our team and hope you will work with us to elect these two great leaders to the highest office in the United States," Stella said.

To follow, the National Italian Americans for Dole/Kemp Honorary Co-Chairs list, the Co-Chairs list, and its National Steering Committee list:


Hon. Sonny Bono, U.S. House of Representatives, 44th District, California

Hon. Alfonse D'Amato, United States Senate, State of New York

Mr. Edward J. DeBartolo, Jr., Owner, San Francisco 49ers Football Team, California

Hon. Pete Domenici, United States Senate, State of New Mexico

Hon. Dan Frisa, U.S. House of Representatives, 4th District, New York

Hon. Rick Lazio, U.S. House of Representatives, 2nd District, New York

Hon. Frank Lo Biondo, U.S. House of Representatives, 2nd District, New Jersey

Hon. Joe Malone, State Treasurer & Receiver General, Boston, Massachusetts

Hon. Don Manzullo, U.S. House of Representatives, 16th District, Illinois

Hon. Bill Martini, U.S. House of Representatives, 8th District, New Jersey

Hon. John Mica, U.S. House of Representatives, 7th District, Florida

Hon. Susan Molinari, U.S. House of Representatives, 13th District, New York

Hon. Connie Morella, U.S. House of Representatives, 8th District, Maryland

Mr. Joe Paterno, Head Coach, Penn State University, Pennsylvania

Hon. Marge Roukema, U.S. House of Representatives, 5th District, New Jersey

Hon. Rick Santorum, United States Senate, State of Pennsylvania

Hon. Dennis Vacco, Attorney General, State of New York

Hon. Dave Weldon, U.S. House of Representatives, 15th District, Florida


Mr. Randolph Agley, Chairman, The Talon Group, Detroit, Michigan

Mr. Thomas Angott, President, Quaker Maid Ice-Cream, Detroit, Michigan

Mr. Joseph Antonini, JEA Enterprises, Troy, Michigan

Mr. John J. Cafaro, Executive Vice President, The Cafaro Company, Youngstown, Ohio

Hon. Frank Carlucci, Chairman, The Carlyle Group, Washington, D.C.

Mr. Jim Cicconi, Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, Washington, D.C.

Dr. A. Kenneth Ciongoli, Physician Neurologist, Burlington, Vermont

Mrs. Patricia de Stacy Harrison, President, Capital Leadership Services, Washington, D.C.

Mr. Joseph Del Rasso, Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, L.L.P., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Mr. Edward Di Loretto, Di Loretto Enterprises, Downer, California

Dr. Michael Dogali, Chairman, Dept. of Neurological Surgery, University of California at Irvine

Hon. Frank J. Donatelli, Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, Washington, D.C.

Mr. Anthony J. Fabrizio, Fabrizio, McLaughlin & Associates, Alexandria, Virginia

Mrs. Rosemary Licata, Member, national Italian American Foundation, California

Mr. John E. Lobbia, Chairman and CEO, The Detroit Edison Company, Detroit, Michigan

Mr. Paul Manafort, Davis, Manafort, and Stone, Alexandria, Virginia

Mr. Antonio M. Marinelli, Board Member, National Italian American Foundation, Maryland

Mr. Vincenzo Marra, President, Stella International, New York, New York

Dr. Rocco Martino, Chairman, XRT Inc., Wayne, Pennsylvania

Amb. Peter Secchia, former Ambassador to Italy, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Mr. Pier Francesco Talenti, Chairman/CEO of Detroit Testing Laboratory, Warren, Michigan

Dr. Anthony Tersigni, Ed.D., President and CEO, St. John Health Systems, Detroit, Michigan

Mr. Dean Valente, President, Italian American Bar Association of Michigan

Mr. Mark Valente III, President, MV 3 & Associates, Washington, D.C.

Ms. Adrienne Vittadini, Fashion Designer, New York, New York


Hon. Matthew Amorello, State Senator, 2nd Worcester District, Massachusetts

Dr. Jay Avello, Academic Dean, American Military University, Manassas Park, Virginia

Mr. Basil Battaglia, Chairman, Delaware Republican Pary, Wilmington, Delaware

Ms. Janis Berry, Esq., Attorney, Boston, Massachusetts

Mr. Mario Bisile, north Hampton County Republican Party, Pennsylvania

Mrs. Judy Biviano Lloyd, President, Biviano Lloyd Consulting, Arlington, Virginia

Mr. Philip Boncore, Esq., Vice President, national Italian

American Bar Accociation and Second Vice President, Order of the Sons of Itly, Boston, Massachusetts

Hon. Betty Bonura, Councilwomen-at-Large, kenner, Louisana

Mr. Anthony Caligiuri, Chief of Staff to Rep. Wayne Gilchrest, Washington, DC

Mr. Stephen A. Cambone, Senior Fellow, national Institute for Public Policy, Fairfax, Virginia

Mr. Sam Cannella, President, Accurate Mold & Injection Corporation, Montville, New Jersey

Mr. Mario Cano, Director, Maritime Overseas, New Brunswick, New Jersey

Mr. Tony Cardillo, esp., Attorneu, Parker, Chapin, Flattau & Kliml, New York

Mr. Anthony Caruso, Esq., Partner, Picillo-Caruson, Morris Plaines, New Jersey

Mr. Dominick Caruso III, President, C & L Contracting, Bridgewater New Jersey

Mr. Mario Castaldo, Mario Castaldo Auto Dealers, New York

Dr. Giulio Cavallo, Physicain, Bronx lebanon Hospital, New York

Mr. Tony Cerullo, Rai, Italian TV, New York, New York

Mr. Frank Cesarale, State Chairman, Veterans for Dole/Kemp '96, Boston, Massachusetts

Mr. John F. Chiaia, Esq., Partner, Chiaia & von Schamburg, Jersey City, New Jersey

Ms. Christine Ciccone, U.S. Senate Committee on Government Affairs, Washington, D.C.

Dr. Barrie Ciliberti, Maryland House of Delegates, Montgomery County, Maryland

Ms. Marie Ciliberti, Italian Americans & Labor for Dole/Kemp '96, Washington, D.C.

Mr. Francesco Cioce, New York State

Hon. Marion Crecco, Assemblywoman, District 34, Blommfield, New Jersey

Dr. Mario A. Criscito, M.D., President, Clara Maass Medical Staff, Livingston, New Jersey

Mr. Peter D'Alessandro, Campaign Manager, Rick Lazio for Congress, Bayshore, New York

Mrs. Carmela Daniele, President, Gift Baskets by Carmela, East Longmeadow, Massachusetts

Mr. Frank Daniele, President, Daniele Internation, Springfield, Massachusetts

Hon. Paul DeGatano, Assembly Speaker, Trenton, New Jersey

Mr. Kevin DelGobbo, Town Burgess and candidate for State Legislature, Naugatuck, Connecticut

Hon. Louis DeLuca, State Senator, Woodbury, Connecticut

Hon. Chris DePino, State Representative, Republican Party Chairman, New Haven, Connecticut

Mr. Art DeSorbo, Republican party State Central Committee, East Haven, Connecticut

Capt. Emanuele DiCasagrande, Vice President, Mediterranean Shipping Co., Baltimore, Maryland

Ms. Rita DiCasagrande, Alexandria, Virginia

Hon. Donald DiFrancesco, State Senate President, Trenton, New Jersey

Mrs. Lynette DiPatta, owner, DiPatta School of Dance, Inc., Chalmette, Louisiana

Mr. Philip James DiPatta, Partner, Property One, New Orleans, Louisiana

Mr. Louis DiRosa, Jr., Republican State Central Committee, New Orleans, Louisiana

Mr. Pasquale Donatiello, Sylvium Imports, New York

Ms. Delia Donne, Former Mayor, Torrington, Connecticut

Hon. Frank Esposito, Mayor of Norwalk, Connecticut

Mrs. Michelle Fabrizio, Alexandria, Virginia

Dr. Robert Filippone, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Boston, Massachusetts

Ms. Christina Fontinelli, Entertainer/Singer, Hoboken, New Jersey

Hon. Angelo Fusco, State Rep. & Co-Chair, Veterans for Dole/Kemp, Southington, Connecticut

Ms. Josephine Gabino, former NYS Commissioner of Civil Service, Albany, New York

Mr. John Giacometto, Pilot, Great Falls, Montana

Mr. Leo Giacometto, Chief of Staff to Senator Conrad Burns, Washington, D.C.

Mr. Louis Giacometto, Rancher, Belle Creek, Montana

Mr. Nick Giambelluca, Jefferson Parish Council Metarie, Louisiana

Hon. Phil Giordano, Mayor of Waterbury, Connecticut

Mr. Ron Gravino, Treasurer, Committee for Responsible Government, Mercer Co., New Jersey

Mr. Peter Iavino, Esq., Attorney, Washington, D.C.

Dr. Gerald Labriola, former GOP candidate for U.S. Senate, Naugatuck, Connecticut

Mr. Ralph LaGamba, Chairman and CEO, Mediterranean Auto Imports, New York

Mr. Joseph P. LaSala, Esq., Partner McElroy Deutsch & Mulvancy, North Caldwell, New Jersey

Mr. Sal LoBreglio, New York City Detective (Retired), New York

Mr. Ralph Macarelli, GOP Party State Central Committee, New Haven, Connecticut

Mr. Angelo Merenda, Merenda Jewelry, Incorporated, New York

Mr. Frank Naccari, Naccari Construction Company, New York

Dr. James Orisini, M.D., Director of Medical Oncology, Clara Maass Medical Center, New Jersey

Dr. Paul Palombo, Professor of Literature, Fordham University, New York

Hon. John Piscopo, State Representative, Thomaston, Connecticut

Mr. Frank Porto, Republican Party State Central Committee, North Haven, Connecticut

Hon. Chris Scalzo, State Representative, Ridgefield, Connecticut

Hon. Lee Scarpetti, State Senator, Trumbull, Connecticut

Mr. Joseph Scudero, Association of General Contractors, Washington, D.C.

Ambassador David Smith, President, Global Horizons, Inc., Washington, D.C.

Mr. Vincent Socci, Republican Party State Central Committee, New Canaan, Connecticut

Mr. John S. Spagnola, Former NFL Player, Philadelphia Eagles, Pennsylvania

Mr. Luca Spensieri, New York State

Mr. Giuseppe Taricani, Vice President, G.E. Capitol, Los Angeles, California

Hon. Joseph Testa, Franklin County Auditor, Columbus, Ohio

Hon. Patrick Tiberi, Ohio House of Representatives, 26th District, Northland, Ohio

Mr. Frank Ventresca, Italian American Radio. Warrington, Pennsylvania

Dr. Kevin Vigilante, Physician, Providence, Rhode Island

Mr. Richard Vigilante, Vice President, Regnery Publishing, Washington, D.C.

Mr. Daniel Vitiello, Reston, Virginia

For more information about Italian Americans for Dole/Kemp '96, please contact Judy Biviano Lloyd or Robert Filippone, National Directors, at Dole/Kemp Headquarters '96 at (202) 682-3223.

Robert Dole, Press Release - Dole/Kemp 1996 Announces Its National Italian Americans Steering Commitee, Co-Chairs & Honorary Co-Chairs Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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