CVH Power Also Throws Weight Behind Bramson’s Bid for County Executive

Bramson and Schumer

Comparing Rob Astorino to obstructionist Tea Party Republicans in Washington, D.C., Senator Chuck Schumer in Yonkers today strongly endorsed Noam Bramson for Westchester County Executive.

“I’ve been in politics for 39 years, and I can smell a winner, I can feel a winner, and Noam Bramson is going to win next Tuesday and I’m glad to endorse him,” said Senator Schumer at a rally of supporters and elected officials in Yonkers today.

He continued, “Look at New Rochelle ten years ago and look at New Rochelle today and you’ll see” the kind of progress Noam Bramson can bring to Westchester County.

Bramson was also endorsed by Community Voices Heard Power, a community organizing group working to advance progressive policies and programs to improve the lives of working class families across New York State.

The rally, at the Polish Center on Waverly Ave., also featured top Yonkers Democrats urging their supporters to vote in next Tuesday’s County election. Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano made a stirring appeal for Bramson’s candidacy, urging voters to select a County Executive who favors stronger gun laws. Assemblymember Shelley Mayer, speaking on behalf of the Yonkers delegation to Albany said, “We need a partner in White Plains who’s going to be with us fighting for the people of Yonkers.”

County Clerk Tim Idoni, who preceded Bramson as Mayor of New Rochelle, criticized Rob Astorino’s priorities. “The first budget our County Executive put out was the most mean-spirited budget I’d ever seen,” he said.

And Ken Jenkins, Chairman of the Board of Legislators, fired up the crowd with a chant of “When Democrats vote, Democrats win!”

Bramson, closing out the program, said, “This election is not about me and it’s not about any of the other politicians standing up here. It’s about what we can accomplish for the people who are counting on us to be their champions.”

The endorsement from Senator Chuck Schumer comes at the end of a big week for Bramson, during which he also received the endorsements of President Bill Clinton and Governor Andrew Cuomo.