WHITE PLAINS, NY — April 20, 2017 — The White Plains Fellowship Council had on Wednesday, April 19th endorsed Ken Jenkins in his campaign for County Executive. Below is the content of their letter.
“We write to proudly and definitively endorse Ken Jenkins for County Executive. His historic candidacy against the alt-right incumbent is one we should all have our eyes on; he is without question the candidate we should all support.
“We are members of African American clergy who represent more than 3,000 congregants across Westchester County. We have known Ken for most of his career. He is a dedicated public servant who has proven, in his elected position on the County Board, that he’s a smart and effective leader. He is a devoted family man who has raised his three children in Westchester County. And he is genuine in his devotion to his community, as he has proven through years of activity with non-profit organization and associations.
“We all know that there are more Democrats here in Westchester than Republicans. President Obama won Westchester County 63% to 35% in 2008, and 60% to 38% in 2012. To look for reasons for Mr. Astorino’s victory as our County Executive, then, we must look inward, at ourselves. This is our seat to lose and lose it we have. It’s time to change that.
“Ken is right on the issues. He introduced and fought for the immigrant protection act to bring us closer to becoming a sanctuary county. He fought hard for safeguards against fiscal mismanagement. He knows that lowering taxes and sound fiscal management are for many the most important issue, and under his leadership, our taxes were lowered.
“Ken often says that government should be four things: smart, compassionate, prudent, and effective. Astorino has proven, time and time again, that he’s able to achieve none of these. Ken does, and he has proven it is so. We urge you, and all Democrats, to support him for County Executive.”
This endorsement adds to the support, including endorsements from, most recently, Legislator Alfreda Williams and Legislator Lyndon Williams, Councilwoman Nadine Hunt-Robinson, as well as the Yonkers Democratic City Committee, Assemblyman Gary Pretlow, and the Yonkers Black Democrats.
“What a great honor to receive this endorsement,” said Jenkins. “I look forward to working with the Ministers Fellowship Council, and their congregants, in the years to come, as we work together to make Westchester a better place.”
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SOURCE: Peter Brown, Media Communications, Jenkins for Westchester Campaign.