News from the Campaign

Courage, Resilience & Kindness

Mark Bonistall is a grade-school friend of mine from St. Anthony’s in the Silver Lake section of West Harrison. At St. Anthony’s, if you were caught giggling or whispering to a “neighbor” at the back of the classroom, the nuns would ask you to go up to the front of...

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Framing the Issues, Moving the Dial

In the past, my opponent Sheila Marcotte’s strategy has been to run purely as a fiscal conservative, someone who will save you money. I’ve already written about how when you sit down and do the math, that really isn’t the case. So I was glad to see that when we...

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Happy New Year!

One of the best things about being part of an interfaith family is getting to celebrate twice as many holidays as most folks. Tonight that means I’ll be having apples and honey to ring in the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah. But in the Jewish religion, Rosh Hashanah is...

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Talking the Walk: Campaign Updates

My Westchester Kin     My family is interfaith, intercultural, and interracial. In the aftermath of Charlottesville last week, it was important to me to show my solidarity with the victims of the attack, and against people who feel that my family should not...

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Westchester Values Immigrants

As you may have heard, the Westchester County Board of Legislators passed the Immigrant Protection Act (IPA) this Monday. Over the past few months our county legislators have worked to create an act in accordance with current federal law to ensure that Westchester...

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Doing the Math

Ever since I first started practicing law in New York 37 years ago, I’ve read lots of legal and financial documents. In fact, I’ve enjoyed the process of discovery and building a case as much as working with and representing my clients. Discovery takes time, patience,...

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The Results are In

Democratic Tax Policies Outperform Republican   My friend and Democratic County Executive candidate George Latimer recently sent out a link to a New York Times article about the ideologically driven, trickle-down Republican tax policy in Kansas that has imperiled...

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The Fourth of July and the Spirit of Service

My Aunt Kay was born on July 4th, 1927.  She became a nun in the order of the Sisters of Charity. For about 20 years she lived, worked as a nurse, and taught nursing classes at St. Vincent’s Hospital in lower Manhattan.  She was seldom permitted to leave the hospital so we would visit her there until, after Vatican II, she moved to a new satellite convent on St. Nicholas Avenue.

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