“Ken has the fighting spirit we need to get Astorino out of office,” said Copeland. “His candidacy is historic! If elected, Ken will be the first ever African American to become County Executive. I believe Ken is the only one that can go head to head with Astorino and win. Ken has been here to fight every step of the way, and I am so excited to announce my support for his campaign for County Executive.”
“Even in my private life, I have worked to diminish my carbon footprint,” said Jenkins. “I drive a car that runs solely on electricity. My family and I have installed solar panels in our home, to take advantage of the greenest energy options. I have led by example on the Board of Legislators, as well as in my own home.”
“The Airport Request for Proposal (RFP) process must be halted until an approved Master Plan is in place,” said Jenkins. “This plan is one we cannot move forward with. It does not have all the facts, and leaves too many unanswered questions.”
“Astorino has lost control,” said Jenkins. “He is acting in violation of the settlement agreement made with HUD, and fighting the federal government every step of the way. Astorino’s bad management could leave Westchester on the hook for $500 million if the Court agreement is vacated. If a Court determines that Westchester is incapable of executing, the Court could order an outside agency to execute. We can no longer let this stand.”
The Mount Vernon Democrats add their name to the growing list of those backing for Ken Jenkins. Thus far, the Yonkers Democratic City Committee, Black Democrats of Westchester, the White Plains Ministers Fellowship Council, as well as a growing list of prominent elected officials throughout Westchester County, have announced support for the Jenkins campaign.
"We can't have a repeat of 2013," Jenkins said, referring to Astorino's win over Democrat Noam Bramson for the county executive seat. "We need an army of volunteers to get this done, we can't have Democrats sitting on the sidelines. Westchester used to be a leading county and we're now at the back of the bus, recalcitrant and screaming, but this is an exciting time of resistance."
Astorino's answer fell short, according to Yonkers Democrat Ken Jenkins, who reacted: “Well, he can start with renouncing his support for a president who incites this type of hate to begin with. How about refusing to implement hurtful policies that show callous disregard for tolerance and equality.”