Former West New York Mayor, Dr. Felix Roque, who is seeking a turn to the Mayor’s Office in the upcoming May Commission Election, has announced that Juvenile Detective Elvis Alvarez is his third candidate to join him on his ticket.
In 1963 Elvis Alvarez’s family was exiled from Cuba as political refugees. His family settled in West New York where they still reside today. Elvis Alvarez was born and raised in West New York, attending P.S. #1 and Memorial High School. He graduated from William Paterson University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology/Criminal Justice.
Dr. Roque stated in an email, “After being a lifelong resident of West New York, he decided to pursue a career as a West New York Police Officer serving and protecting his community for nearly 25 years. In 2018, he obtained the position of Juvenile Detective. Elvis has a long history of working with the youth of West New York. Giving back to his community is something he has always been passionate about. He has always been an active and dedicated member of his community. As a former coach for basketball, football, and baseball he sponsored teams in the West New York Babe Ruth League. He was part of cofounding the WNY girls’ softball league.”
Dr. Roque continued, “With dedication and hard work Elvis is a successful and experienced business owner in town for over 15 years. He demonstrates a strong work ethic, strong leadership skills and outstanding integrity.”
Roque says protecting the residents of West New York is a top priority, and restoring the morale of the Police Department is critical. “My mission and priority as the upcoming Commissioner/ Mayor is to work “hand in hand” with The West New York finest, our brave women and men in blue, the West New York Police department. With the guidance and expertise of the former and present police officers, Tommy Mannion and Elvis Alvarez, we will provide a safe environment at our schools so that our youth can thrive in their education with a safe academic setting.”
Dr. Roque stressed that senior citizens need to feel safe outside of their residences. “Our seniors will be able to live without the apprehension and fear of going out for an evening walk and getting mugged and raped.”
Roque says businesses in town will thrive with a reduction in shoplifting and overall crime.
Alvarez joins previously announced Commission candidates, retired Detective Tommy Mannion, the former PBA President, and real estate accountant Carmen Baez. Roque’s ticket has one more vacancy to fill.