For the first time in over 20 years we had a Democratic primary for Westchester County Executive. Congratulations to George Latimer in his victory in our hard-fought contest. Together, George and I focused on issues with deep mutual respect we have for each other. George has said that it sets a new bar for campaigns that we both hope is the standard for all campaigns.
I have been working now for more than 25 years to make Westchester County a better place. I have made it my life’s work, and I am proud of the work that I have accomplished. My campaign for County Executive was an extension of that, founded in the fundamental belief that every day, I’ll work for a better place.
Although my campaign for County Executive ended unsuccessfully on Tuesday, my hope of bringing change to Westchester is still burning hotter than ever. Your voices, dedication, and loyalty to the values that make Westchester great will go far to ensure that we paint a better future for generations to come.
I am extremely proud of our team. We worked hard to activate Westchester Democrats, to make sure they know all they need to know about Rob Astorino. About the need to get him out of office, and restore confidence and trust in our County government. It was a steadfast approach with a singular focus.
I love this comment from Facebook, which says it well:
Congratulations on a well-run and civil campaign. While you may not have won this race, your voice is an important one to be heard in Westchester County.
I want to thank you all, deeply, for your support. Our campaign would have been a shadow of itself without you—without the hours knocking on doors, handing out literature, and persuading your friends and neighbors to get out there and vote. I am grateful for the love and support you all have already shown me, and I will continue to work hard to elect George Latimer County Executive.
Waves of change are never made by one person, it is the people that are in the grassroots. This is where it starts and ends. All the work you did, that’s the work that counts.
I'm asking all of you to join with me as we work together to make sure my friend, George Latimer is elected County Executive in November. We must stand and fight together, for the task is mighty. Together, and only together, we win.
George Latimer’s website is LatimerforWestchester.com. The main campaign number is914.274.8622.
Let’s get to work.