For Immediate Release: June, 24 2013
Contact: Marina Ciotti, PDCC chair
Peekskill Democrats Kick Off Campaign for 2013
Westchester Democrats Out in Full Force in Support of Mayor Mary Foster and Peekskill’s Democratic Team
Peekskill, NY — The Peekskill Democratic City Committee (PDCC) kicked off its campaign for 2013 at a spirited “Meet the Candidates” dinner this past Thursday evening. The event drew wide support for the local slate of incumbents headed by Mayor Mary Foster, Deputy Mayor Drew Claxton, Council members Andrew Torres and Marybeth McGowan and County Legislator Catherine Borgia in District 9. Joining them was Buchanan Trustee Duane Jackson who is running for County Legislator from District 1.
New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson, Democratic candidate for County Executive, was back in Peekskill to show his support for the local ticket. PDCC Chair Marina Ciotti was pleased by the wonderful turnout of party leaders including Chairman Ken Jenkins of the Board of Legislators, Mike Kaplowitz, County Legislator for District 4, and numerous elected officials and Democratic committee chairs from surrounding communities. Congresswoman Nita Lowey’s representatives joined notable community and business leaders, whole- heartedly applauding remarks by the candidates following the buffet dinner.
Mayor Mary Foster commented: “The gratifying and enthusiastic show of support from Peekskill’s businesses and residents and our neighbors and friends from across Westchester is energizing our campaign. Our proven leadership and clear vision is paying off. Peekskill is visibly on the move towards being the Hudson Valley regional hub for business, families, dining, entertainment, recreation and the arts. We want to keep the momentum going.”
“We’re all Democrats,” added Ms. Ciotti. “We’re always going to be there for each other. People all across Westchester and Putnam are seeing the change in Peekskill and as a result we have a growing fan base of friends and supporters. We are thrilled with their pledges of support this November as we elect Democrats in Peekskill, Cortlandt and all across Westchester.”