Yonkers Tribune Hezitorial Exclusive
YONKERS NY — May 1, 2019 — Rumblings of a Yonkers Mayoral hopeful has been spoken about in hushed tones and on the down low. Yet she has yet to make herself visible on the political landscape. Even so, Karen Beltran has been spoken about as a potentially strong and viable challenger in the upcoming Yonker Democratic Primary challenge to be decided on June 25, 2019. Her opponent is incumbent Mayor Mike Spano who seeks his third term in office. Beltran has quietly engaged supporters who have kept her campaign effort very quiet. Even so, Yonkersites are always in the know, and those that knew of her intended campaign awaited her formally divulging her intentions. Anticipation and hope for a Latina to succeed in a primary battle royale and final supremacy over Mayor Mike Spano is a palpable taste among many Yonkersites, albeit on the “down low”. Retribution in Yonkers, real or imagined has kept Yonkersite in check over many administrations. The prospect for a woman, a Latina, a legal eagle, has long been spoken about, but never realized in the City of Hills.
Presidential aspirant Pete Buttigieg presents a new beginning rather than a continuation of the past for many Yonkersites long denied the opportunity to have say and sway on the political landscape known as Yonkers.
Pete Buttigieg’s has credible credentials as a candidate. Present demeanor is welcoming to a man who is comfortable with his sexual preference. Gays have been ostracized in America for many years and individually and collectively they have run out of patience hearing that they must wait their turn. They are not waiting; nor should they.
But there is more…
First Lady Hillary Clinton and 2016 Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton cracked part of the glass ceilings that kept women at bay and as second class citizens since the days of Adam and Eve. Women are tired of waiting their turn because they have been given short shrift and nothing more as they patiently waited their turn. They believed yet over time realized the intention to give then an opportunity to thrive in the political landscape was nothing more than a ruse. The are no longer waiting for permission; they are taking control of their destiny and have no anxiety in serving society in all its disparate permutations. Gender, ethnicity, sexual preference, adherence to religious dogma, are part of the fabric that women believe, and many will conjure, they, rather than men have to capacity to care for a city with a sense of empathy and respect to which men are said to oblivious.
However the City of Yonkers is defined by those who have the temerity to define “her”, Run for Something, is known to be backing each of the candidates noted on their website with a coffer of funds to afford Beltran and the other candidates noted a credible financial capacity to succeed in their respective campaign challenge.
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Karen Beltran is running for Mayor of Yonkers, NY. Karen is a public service attorney in the Family Court where she protects children from abuse and neglect. She is a long-time public school education advocate fighting for equitable funding, better academics, better school climate and needed services for all children. She is also an immigrant, union member and homeowner who understands the need for local good paying jobs to support our families. Karen Beltran wants to be the leading advocate for education, affordable housing, public safety, and responsible economic development.