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September 2019

County Legislators Endorse Candidates

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The Moving Harrison Forward Democratic slate of candidates—Frank Gordon for Mayor and Lauren Leader and Michael Romita for Harrison Town Board— are honored to have received the endorsement of Ben Boykin, Catherine Parker and Nancy Barr, the three representatives from the Westchester County Board of Legislators whose districts encompass all of Harrison.


In a joint statement, legislators Boykin, Parker and Barr said: “It's a new era in Westchester, with pragmatic, can-do leadership bringing a spirit of fiscal responsibility, openness and transparency to county government.  It's time that Harrison had new leadership with the same kind of spirit. That's why, as County Legislators representing Harrison, we're proud to endorse the Moving Harrison Forward slate -- Frank Gordon for Mayor, and Lauren Leader and Michael Romita for Town Board.


In their statement, the legislators cited mayoral candidate Gordon as “an ideal person to manage Harrison's financial future, protect property tax payers and facilitate economic growth while retaining the town's cherished character.”


The legislators also highlighted the strengths of town board candidate Leader, which make her particularly well-suited for the position:  “When elected to the Town Board, Lauren Leader will be its only woman and its only parent with children in Harrison schools.  As such, she will bring important, missing perspectives to town decision-making … [She is] sharp, articulate, committed.”


Finally, the trio praised town board candidate Romita for his “deep family ties to the community, outstanding business experience and a background in fighting for environmental protection.  He has been honored by the Westchester Parks Foundation with its "Best Green Friend" award.”


In closing, the legislators added: “This outstanding slate of candidates will bring an exceptional range of skills, experiences and abilities to Harrison, governing from their values of inclusion, openness, environmentalism, and fiscal responsibility, values we share as county legislators.  We look forward to working with them as mayor and town board members to continue to make Harrison a better, more sustainable place now and for the future.


The legislators’ entire statement endorsing Moving Harrison Forward is available here: https://movingharrisonforward.com/endorsement-alert-county-legislators-boykin-barr-and-parker-endorse-moving-harrison-forward/. Election day is November 5th.