WHITE PLAINS, NY — September 1, 2020 — The following letter was written on Monday, August 31, 2020 by Westchester County Democratic Chair Reginald A. LaFayette
“After much soul-searching, I have come to an important decision. While I remain steadfastly dedicated to continuing the growth and strengthening of the Westchester County Democratic Party, I have decided to remove my name from consideration as your Chairman.
I have been a loyal Democratic soldier since I was 19 years old, and successfully served as your County Chairman for over 16 years.
“Under my leadership, coupled with your support, we have made the party stronger. Democrats now hold the top County seats – County Executive, County Clerk and District Attorney. We successfully gained the New York State Senate Majority. There is a super Democratic Majority on the Board of Legislators. Throughout the years, the Democratic Party has successfully elected County, Family and Supreme Court Judges under my tenure.
“I am hopeful that everyone will come together and decide what is in the best interest of the Democratic Party moving forward, to ensure our future successes. There is always room for the party to grow with input from all groups, keeping in mind that we are a partisan Democratic organization. As Chair, I have included as members of the Executive Committee, the countywide organizations such as the Hispanic Democrats of Westchester, the Black Democrats of Westchester, the Young Democrats of Westchester and Women Democrats of Westchester.
“I wish the new WCDC leadership the best of luck as they move forward. I expect they will ensure that our legacy of winning Democratic seats, both here in the County and throughout the State, continues for years to come.
Although I will no longer be your County Chairman, I will remain a loyal Democratic soldier.
“Together We Stand, Divided We Fall!
“Yours in solidarity,
“/s/ Reginald A. LaFayette
“Reginald A. LaFayette Chairman”