Ken Jenkins believes in operating our government most efficiently within our means. The current county executive has been dipping into Westchester's discretionary fund as a way to avoid raising taxes. Ken will fight to ensure that government is spending its money wisely, for projects that will improve the quality of life of everyone in Westchester County.
In recent years, proper management of roads, parks, and other public property has fallen by the wayside. Your tax dollars serve as insurance that your county government will maintain all properties to the highest standards of safety and usability. This neglect of your basic right to proper infrastructure has become hazardous, and Ken Jenkins will use your taxes to make your community safe and well-maintained.
Unsatisfactory attention to public safety is yet another consequence of the current administration's misuse of the county budget. The county is currently experiencing a freeze on police hires, and a decrease in size of the Narcotics Unit. This lack of attention comes at a time when opioid deaths in Westchester County are at an all time high. Ken Jenkins believes that county police officers are not just "nice to have", but provide a required service to the community. Ken will not play games with your continued safety.
Ken Jenkins has made it his top priority to ensure that only those responsible enough to handle guns, have access to them. To make guns available to those with a history of domestic violence, mental illness, or unstable behavior is a threat to our public safety. Ken Jenkins has worked tirelessly to stop the perpetuation of deadly weapons in Westchester County, starting with sponsoring legislation to prohibit gun shows on county property.
Westchester is a diverse, tolerant, and tight-knit community. Recent efforts by the federal government to bar certain groups of people from entering our country are unacceptable. Trump-Lovin County Executive Rob Astorino has agreed with these efforts, and that is unacceptable. Ken Jenkins will fight to maintain diversity and tolerance as integral values of Westchester County.
County Executive Rob Astorino's plan to let a private company take over the Westchester County Airport shortchanges you. Astorino means to rush into a deal, giving away an important County asset to cover holes in his proposed budget. The deal is flawed, and costs Westchester over $100 million in airport revenues.