YONKERS, NY — July 19, 2017 — Yonkers City Councilman Christopher Johnson (D/WFP-Yonkers-District 1) has collected over 1,200 signatures among registered Democratic voters in his campaign effort to become the next Westchester County Legislator to represent District 16. He has raised nearly $15,000.
The required number of signatures to be eligible to run for County Legislator is 500, making Councilman Johnson’s count more than twice the amount needed to earn a spot on the September ballot. This achievement reveals a strong support system among volunteers, who carried petitions, and voters who signed those petitions.
Councilman Johnson has a strong base among those he currently represents as Yonkers City Councilman in District 1. The signature gathering process covered all corners of the legislative district which stretches from Central Park Avenue to the Riverfront, including Downtown Yonkers and Runyon Heights.
Johnson said, “While knocking on doors, I have had the opportunity to meet with voters one-on-one, to reconnect with those I’ve met, and introduce myself to new ones that I hope to represent. I have had conversations about improving the infrastructure in Yonkers neighborhoods, and heard constituent concerns about access to public transportation. I am excited to continue talking to voters as we move into the next phase of the campaign.”
Councilman Johnson celebrated his birthday with a fundraiser event earlier last week. The campaign’s $15,000 has been raised over the past two months, putting him toward the front of the pack in funds raised.