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Latimer endorsed in Democratic congressional primary for delivering results on progressive issues

To the editor:

I have respected George Latimer since he became Westchester County executive in 2018 and support his run for Congress in our District 16. I plan to vote for him in the June 25 Democratic primary and want to encourage others to do the same.

Latimer has a proven record both proposing and delivering actual results on progressive issues that matter to me: protecting reproductive freedom, funding affordable housing and downtown revitalization and promoting common sense gun reform, among others. He has been a steadfast supporter of infrastructure funding, including very significant flood mitigation grants to the villages of Pelham and Pelham Manor.

Latimer shows up at our community meetings, knows our issues and delivers on his promises. And he has been endorsed by other results-driven elected officials in our area whom I support, including Assemblywoman Amy Paulin and Westchester County Deputy Executive Ken Jenkins.

I don’t dislike our incumbent congressman, Jamaal Bowman. It’s a hard job, with three challenging roles: 1) public advocacy on broad topics, 2) proposing programs and bills, and 3) coalition building and legislative action to get programs approved and bills passed. But Bowman has largely focused on the advocacy part with very few legislative results to show and little promise of that imbalance changing. George Latimer’s long and productive track record demonstrates he is both a strong advocate for issues I care about and is effective at making the wheels of government turn to produce real results. That’s why I am supporting George Latimer for Congress.

Remember to vote, either early (June 15-23), or on election day June 25.

Joe Marty

275 Highbrook Ave.


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