Last week, I announced my plans to seek reelection. Today, I am happy to introduce my Democratic running mates for City Council. Read all about them in this press release. To move in the right direction, New Rochelle needs an effective team of local leaders who are committed to working together, and who will uphold … Continue reading Meet New Ro’s Democratic Team
It’s official: I am running. No, not for President (although everyone else seems to be.) For reelection as Mayor of New Rochelle. Yesterday, nominating petitions were filed on my behalf with the Board of Elections, and I wanted to share the news. While November is still pretty far off – and there’s a lot more … Continue reading It’s Official: I’m Running
So, I am turning 50 later this year. No plans, as of yet, to buy a motorcycle, get a tattoo, or otherwise rebel against midlife. But I am having a party on Sunday, June 2nd at noon, and you’re invited. Here are the details. Please save the date. The party will also serve as the … Continue reading Save the Date for My 50th
Elections have consequences. That’s been abundantly and painfully clear in Washington since 2016, but a much happier counter-example is now playing out in New York State, where voters flipped the State Senate this past November, delivering a healthy majority to Democrats, led by Westchester’s own Andrea Stewart-Cousins. As a result, progressive legislation that had been … Continue reading Strong Start for NYS Dems
As usual, John Oliver seems to get at the truth of things more effectively than the “real” news. His funny/chilling/important piece on authoritarianism is must-watch.
I am trying to sort through my feelings about yesterday’s election. Elation? Disappointment? Relief? I guess some combination of the three, with relief in the top spot. On the plus side (if you’re a Democrat like me): • Democrats prevailed in the most important contest by winning a convincing majority in the House of Representatives. … Continue reading The Blue Wave(let?)
Every election is important, and there are plenty of good, normal reasons for voting tomorrow: the experiences and skills of the candidates, the competing priorities of the parties, the policy alternatives that will impact lives throughout our state, nation, and world. But this year, of course, there’s more. Much more. These are not normal times, … Continue reading Vote!
I had a great time yesterday visiting with students and educators throughout New Rochelle, as together we observed National Voter Registration Day. Inspiring to see young people committed to making a difference. Thank you to everyone who pitched in, especially the volunteers with the League of Women Voters. Here are a few photos from my … Continue reading Thank You, New Registrants!
The inspiring moral leadership of students from Parkland, Florida illustrates the capacity of young people to shape our nation for the better. And when it comes to impacting public affairs, nothing is more fundamental than registering to vote and casting a ballot. #MayorsForOurLives Today, September 25th, is National Voter Registration Day, so mayors across the … Continue reading New Ro Observes National Voter Registration Day
We held our annual Bastille Day flag-raising ceremony this morning at City Hall, sponsored by the New Rochelle/La Rochelle Sister City Committee. In prior years, my comments at this event have been brief and light-hearted — in fact, I’ve never before bothered to write anything out, opting instead to speak off the cuff. Today, I … Continue reading Something More to Say