NYACK, NY – Congressman Mondaire Jones announced his formal endorsement of 80 candidates across New York’s 17th Congressional District ahead of the November 2nd General Election. The full slate can be found below.
“The last year has made clear the critical role local elected officials play in enacting and implementing federal policies here at home,” said Jones. “Now, more than ever, we need leaders at every level of government committed to doing the hard work to deliver for the people of Westchester and Rockland Counties. This incredible slate of candidates — some of whom are running for office for the first time, others who have been hard at work for years — represent the leadership our communities need and deserve as we work to Build Back Better. I’m thrilled to endorse them and I look forward to partnering with them to deliver for all of our constituents.”
Since his swearing-in in January, Jones has been a leading voice in Washington. He was elected unanimously by his colleagues as Freshman Representative to House Democratic Leadership, and he was appointed a Deputy Whip of the Congressional Progressive Caucus and Co-Chair of the LGBTQ Equality Caucus. He serves on the House Judiciary, Education and Labor, and Ethics Committees, where he has established himself as a leader on issues of democracy reform, civil rights, child care, and climate. In April, Jones launched his leadership committee, Policy is Personal PAC, which has endorsed three candidates in federal races.
The full list of candidates is as follows:
Nancy Barr – Westchester County Legislator District 6
Richard Becker – Cortlandt Town Supervisor
Rachel Berkey – Harrison Town Board Member
Judge Robert Berliner – New York State Supreme Court
Judith Beville – Greenburgh Town Clerk
Anne Bianchi – Mt. Kisco Trustee
Joe Bonanno – Mt. Pleasant Supervisor
Catherine Borgia – Westchester County Legislator District 9
Jennifer Bounds – New Castle Town Board Member
Ben Boykin – Westchester County Legislator District 5
Justin Brasch – White Plains Common Councilmember
Karen Brown – Mayor of Tarrytown
Debra Carter – Cortlandt Receiver of Taxes
Jose Castaneda – Rye Town Justice
Aviah Cohen Pierson – Yorktown Town Justice
James Creighton – Cortlandt Town Board Member
Judge Christie D’Alessio – New York State Supreme Court
Thomas Davis – New York State Supreme Court
Max DiFabio – Rye Town Justice
Dwight Douglas – Peekskill City Councilmember
Paul Feiner – Greenburgh Town Supervisor
Ramon Fernandez – Peekskill City Councilmember
Vedat Gashi – Westchester County Legislator District 4
Ilan “Lanny” Gilbert – Yorktown Town Board Member
Frank Gordon – Mayor of Harrison
Jeffrey Greenberg – Clarkstown Town Supervisor
Gabrielle Hamilton – Ossining Town Councilmember
Ellen Hendrickx – Greenburgh Town Board Member
Samuel Hernandez – Clarkstown Town Board Member
Sherry Horowitz – Croton-on-Hudson Trustee
Venita Howard – Greenburgh Receiver of Taxes
James Hyer – New York State Supreme Court
Tim Idoni – Westchester County Clerk
Cristin Jacoby – Cortlandt Town Board Member
David Kim – Tarrytown Village Trustee
David Koenigsberg – Dobbs Ferry Village Justice
George Latimer – Westchester County Executive
Dana Levenberg – Ossining Town Supervisor
Omar Lopez – Ossining Village Trustee
Tony Markus – Mt. Kisco Town Justice
John Martin – White Plains Common Councilmember
Holly McCall – New Castle Town Supervisor
Becky McGovern – Tarrytown Village Trustee
Vivian McKenzie – Mayor of Peekskill
Nabeela McLeod – Clarkstown Town Justice
Mary Morrison Rodriguez – Stony Point Town Board Member
Lori Morton – New Castle Town Board Member
Bonnie Orden – Greenburgh Town Justice
Catherine Parker – Westchester County Legislator District 7
Vishnu Patel – Yorktown Town Board Member
Karine Patiño – Mt. Kisco Trustee
Michael Patino – Dobbs Ferry Village Trustee
Rich Payne – White Plains Common Councilmember
Holly Perlowitz – Ossining Receiver of Taxes
Effie Phillips-Staley – Tarrytown Village Trustee
Erika Pierce – Westchester County Legislator District 2
Aimee Pollak – Clarkstown Town Justice
Brian Pugh – Mayor of Croton-on-Hudson
Judge Thomas Quinones – New York State Supreme Court
Kimberly Ragazzo – Cortlandt Town Justice
Jeff Rednick – Rye Town Justice
Barry Reiter – North Castle Town Councilmember
Tom Roach – Mayor of White Plains
Alejandro Rosales – Croton-on-Hudson Trustee
Shari Rosen Ascher – Dobbs Ferry Village Trustee
Matthew Rosenberg – Dobbs Ferry Village Trustee
Vincent Rossillo – Mayor of Dobbs Ferry
Lauren Schimko – Stony Point Town Board Member
Robert Scott – Peekskill City Councilmember
Laroue Shatzkin – Cortlandt Town Clerk
Francis Sheehan – Greenburgh Town Board Member
MaryJane Shimsky – Westchester County Legislator District 12
Colin Smith – Westchester County Legislator District 1
Justin Sweet – Clarkstown Town Clerk
Bruce Tucker – Mayor of Piermont
David W. Vinjamuri – Westchester County Legislator District 3
L’Tanya Watkins – Rockland County Executive
Michael Weinberg – New Castle Town Board Member
Adam Weiner – Harrison Town Board Member
Jewel Williams Johnson – Westchester County Legislator District 8
Meet Judge Susan Sullivan – Bisceglia Candidate for NYS Supreme Court, 9th Judicial District
ROCKLAND COUNTY, NY – Judge Susan is the 1st Woman Judge serving in her hometown, the Town of LaGrange, previous acting Poughkeepsie City Court Judge, Town of Union Vale Justice, Town of Patterson Justice and Associate Justice, Village of Wappingers. She is a jurist who truly cares about her community. She received her Juris Doctorate from New York Law School and is a private attorney with Sullivan-Bisceglia Law Firm, P.C., with offices at the Hudson Valley Regional Airport, Poughkeepsie, New York. Judge Susan has well over 25 years of combined experience obtained in the courts, major law firms, Fortune 500 companies and the State of New York.
Additionally, Judge Susan serves as 2nd Vice President of the New York State Magistrates Association and Past President of the Dutchess County Magistrates Association where she advocates for the interests of the courts as well as provides education to judges across New York State.
During Covid-19, she was a member of a special committee in the 9th Judicial District, serving with the Administrative Judge and leaders of the courts and guided the judiciary through the challenges of the pandemic and helped implement virtual arraignments in Dutchess County. She has been appointed to the Dutchess County Criminal Justice Council and Chairperson of the Centralized Arraignment Committee where she leads the anticipated implementation of a centralized arraignment part.
Judge Susan has over 25 years of combined legal experience in presiding over and researching and analyzing complex legal issues raised in civil and criminal cases in trial courts as well as representing clients in NYS Supreme, Family Court, County Criminal Court, and Surrogates Court. She has extensive experience in conducting hearings, taking testimony, reporting, and issuing findings of fact, conducting legal research, and rendering decisions.
As a previous Member of the Industrial Board of Appeals of the State of New York, she presided over hearings and issued decisions on matters on appeal from the Department of Labor. While at IBM, she handled high-profile business transactions, and corporate matters. At Clifford Chance Rogers & Wells, one of the largest firms in the world, she was a corporate finance/litigation attorney. She has been involved in handling complex legal issues involving some of the largest companies and organizations in the world.
Judge Susan frequently participates in judicial and legal education programs and has published articles in the New York Law Journal and the Journal of Air Law and Commerce. She is proud to serve as a mentor to aspiring students as part of the local chamber foundation and has been named a Trailblazer1.
Judge Susan is also a licensed Commercial Pilot with Instrument and Multi-Engine Ratings. She was born and raised in the Town of LaGrange where she is active in the Hudson Valley community serving on the board of Hudson Valley Hospice, Vassar Warner Home, the LaGrange Rotary and Lions Club, and where she resides with her husband Paul, daughter, Brianna and son, Brendan.
A candidate for Justice of the NYS Supreme Court requires great focus, dedication and perseverance, qualities she has gained through her education, wide breadth of experience, and community service, which makes her uniquely suited to serve as a NYS Supreme Court Justice.
Former State Sen. Elijah Reichlin-Melnick Announces 2024 Campaign at Rockland County Courthouse
NEW CITY, NY – On June 26, 2023 former Sen. Elijah Reichlin-Melnick launched his 2024 campaign to retake the 38th District State Senate Seat in Rockland County.
“I firmly believe that if we are represented by the right people, Rockland County can achieve extraordinary things,” said Reichlin-Melnick. “But with so many critical issues facing our communities, Rockland can’t afford a bench warmer in the Senate. We need a senator who can get things done for our county. And that’s why I’m running.”
At the rally, Reichlin-Melnick was introduced by Assemblyman Ken Zebrowski who lauded Reichlin-Melnick’s record of accomplishment in Albany during the 2021-22 legislative session. Haverstraw Town Supervisor Howard Phillips, Rockland County Clerk Donna Silberman, Orangetown Democratic Committee Chair Liza Barrie, and Clarkstown Democratic Committee Co-Chair Monica Ferguson also spoke, and praised Reichlin-Melnick’s record of community-focused service.
During his two years representing Rockland County in Albany, Reichlin-Melnick delivered more than $10 million in state grant funding for infrastructure projects, parks, playgrounds, law enforcement, agencies, fire departments, EMS companies, non-profits, and more. He passed 90 bills through the Senate, more than any other freshman senator during the 2021-22 legislative session.