Consider listening to thw Westchester On the Level Internet Radio broadcast that was heard on Friday, February 15, 2019. The discourse took place between Yonkers Insider Publisher / Editor Delfim Heusler and Yonkers Tribune Editor-at-Large Hezi Aris.
Yonkers Politricks: The Valentine’s Day Hezitorial Edition
Democratic Designees for Elected Elected Office Noted Herein
YONKERS, NY — February, 14, 2019 — The Yonkers Executive Committee issued a stern warning that no person(s) that were not ward leaders need attend the choosing of the Democratic Party designations, that is should they dare. So naturally this intrepid reporter did just the opposite. It is unfathomable that the Yonkers City Democratic Committee, the Democratic Party, hold a closed meeting to designate its designees. This sort of conduct is unheard of. Their conduct smacks of their fear that their process of elitist privilege will go unnoticed. It will not. One may infer and thereby surmise that the fix was in. At issue is why the need for secrecy? Is the Yonkers City Democratic Committee embarrassed to allow the press, as well as interested and involved voters the opportunity to learn from the “democratic” process? Evidently so.
Rather than infuse a sensibility over what occurred onto interested voters, we leave the outcome in your hands. At issue is whether these designees will come to face formidable competition from the Republican slate of candidates? Have Dems inadvertently invited GOP challengers an opportunity they had not contemplated, even if they concocted this outcome on their own? Will the designees be able to win the day in November 2019? Time will tell. It is up to the voters to cheer or jeer, swallow the gruel or barf.
A note: The executive committee had intended to hold their “exclusive” gather at the Castle Royale. The tragic loss of Hon. Leonard N. Spano caused a change in venue that was noticed to the ward leaders on Tuesday. This reporter did not learn about the change until the late in the day yesterday. In fact I was on the bus headed to the Castle Royale only to be notified of the change and needed to reroute my efforts to arrive at Post 375 Empire Post, located at Huber Place by 6:00pm. I got there by 5:50pm. It seems only by the grace of the power from up high.
Mayor Mike Spano designee for Mayor.
Elena Goldberg Velazquez designee for Yonkers City Court Judge
Terrence Miller designee for City Council District 1
Dennis Robertson designee for City Council District 3
A designee for City Council District 5 was tabled.
A designee for County Legislator District 14 was tabled.
Ruth Walter designee for County Legislator District 15
Christopher Johnson designee for County Legislator District 16
José Alvarado designee for County Legislator District 17
The designees have each gained clout and prospect for being designated. Their gaining designation does not preclude any challengers from launching a primary challenge.
Happy Valentine’s Day. The only question now is who’s got their back and who’s the amorous supporter(s) / defender(s)?