YONKERS, NY — On September 15th, the Yonkers Federation of Teachers voted to endorse Christopher Johnson for Yonkers City Council in the First District. Johnson has a Masters Degree in Education from Fordham University and has worked with students directly as a volunteer counselor in the College Career Center at Roosevelt High School, as well as being a member of other educational organizations throughout Yonkers and Westchester.
“With a great hope for the future of Yonkers we endorse Christopher Johnson, a strong advocate for education on behalf of all the children of Yonkers” said Pat Puleo, Yonkers Federation of Teachers President. “The teachers, parents, and students can be confident that he will do all in his power to bring quality education to our public schools. The educators of Yonkers are committed to making sure our students have a voice through Christopher and will work hard for his election to the Yonkers City Council”.
“Even before the first day of campaigning for office, I knew that the education of our children was and remains the most important part of any community. That fact is what inspired me to pursue a career helping students,” said Christopher Johnson. “The endorsement of our teachers in Yonkers, sends a message loud and clear that it is time to make education a priority in this City, and the men and women who are going to take us there have placed their confidence in me. For that, I’m humbled and motivated. And I look forward to a long partnership with the Yonkers Federation of Teachers,” Johnson concluded.