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.
Chris Exias Wins Primary for Rockland County Family Court Judge, Releases Statement Thanking Supporters
Chris Exias released the following statement:
When I started on this journey, I decided that in order to serve the people of Rockland County effectively, I had to connect with the communities that make up this diverse county. Since then, my wife Alejandra, daughter Gabriela, and even our little guy Mateo and I set out to get to know all of our neighbors better. I went everywhere possible and met as many people as possible, from upscale galas to community service events, black tie dinners to backyard barbeques, worship services to candidate forums. I rolled up my sleeves, worked shoulder-to-shoulder with you, and learned about what drives you to action. I also shared what fuels my passion for public service and how Family Court is where I can make the biggest difference serving this wonderful place I call home.
On Primary Day, I didn’t want you to just vote for me, I wanted you to know me, and I wanted to know you. My fervent hope and prayer was that when you voted for me, you were voting for someone you were familiar with and most of all someone you trusted.
Thank you to everyone who voted for me and asked their friends and family to do likewise. I promise to honor the immense trust placed in me to be a fair-minded, thoughtful, patient, and compassionate Family Court Judge with an unwavering commitment to justice for all that appear before me.
I humbly ask for your continued support and prayers as we continue along this journey together. This week’s Primary Election victory is a victory for ALL ROCKLAND FAMILIES! Thank you all so much!
Beth Davidson Announces Candidacy for Rockland County Legislature District 10
NYACK, NY – Nyack School Board Member and community activist Beth Davidson announces her candidacy for Rockland County Legislature District 10, which represents Nyack, Central Nyack, Bardonia, West Nyack and New City. Beth released the following statement:
Friends, I have some news to share.And I wanted you to hear it first.
I am running for County Legislator in the 10th District, to continue the legacy of the incomparable Harriet Cornell. I’m humbled by this opportunity, excited for the chance to serve this diverse community, and ready to get to work. I hope you’ll join my campaign to Build a Better Rockland—together.
As a mom, school board member, and activist, I’ve served our community by following three simple principles:
1) 90% of life is showing up. That’s what my parents taught me, and it has proven true in my six years serving my diverse Nyack/Valley Cottage school community as well as numerous organizations around our county.
2) I will work with anyone who has a good idea to move our county forward. Rockland’s hardworking families are tired of watching us go to our corners. Our neighbors need us to work together to find solutions to the problems we face.
3) Nothing About Us Without Us. I don’t always know the right answer for every community. I recognize there is no one-size-fits-all fix for every problem. I ask questions, I listen and I learn from my neighbors and community leaders, every day.
On issues ranging from clean water to affordable housing, accessible transit and more, our neighbors in Nyack, Central Nyack, Bardonia, West Nyack and New City deserve someone who will fight as hard as Harriet has—while bringing my own experience and perspective to the table.
If you don’t know me yet, here’s what I can tell you: I listen. I work hard. I do my homework. And I stand up for what’s right. I hope you’ll join my team to fight alongside me. If you’re interested in volunteering, please email me. I can’t wait to hear your ideas.
Our country feels so divided—but our county doesn’t have to be. I’m ready to Build a Better Rockland — are you with me?
In friendship and solidarity,