Castro Files 14,073 Democratic Signatures to Earn Place on Primary Ballot
White Plains, NY — In a show of broad support, District Attorney candidate Tony Castro today filed a petition for a place on the September 15th Democratic primary election ballot with more than seven times the 2,000 signatures required by state law. Accompanied by his family, Castro spoke at 12:30 PM today at the Westchester County Board of Elections in White Plains.
“As we went door to door to ask everyday Democrats for their support it became clearer and clearer that our message is getting through,” Castro said. “There is only one lifelong Democrat in this race, there is only one candidate who isn’t beholden to party powerbrokers and there is only one candidate who will fight for equal justice for all Westchester residents – and that candidate is yours truly, Tony Castro.”
“Today we serve notice: justice in Westchester is not the play thing of the powerful and the District Attorney’s office is not a political prize to be awarded in some power-sharing arrangement among the elite … the administration of justice requires an impartial and independent District Attorney with consistent values and that is the kind of District Attorney I will be.”
Castro thanked the “…thousands of Democrats and dozens of petition carriers who got me here today…” and promised “I will not let you down!”
A petition was also filed to secure the Independence Party line for Tony Castro. Castro is not expected to face a challenge for the Independence Party line so he will also appear on the line in the November general election.