Westchester County Executive George Latimer Endorses Pete Harckham for NY State Senate
Says NYS SD 40 Candidate’s Experience as a Legislator & Caucus Leader Positions Him Best to Help Unify Senate Democratic Majority Conference
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Westchester County Executive George Latimer has endorsed Pete Harckham for NY State Senate in the Democratic primary for District 40 on September 13, noting that Harckham’s experience and record of legislative accomplishment make him the most qualified candidate to win the November race against incumbent Republican State Senator Terrence Murphy.
“I have known and worked with Pete Harckham for nearly twenty years and during that time he has been a champion for our party and our core progressive values,” says Latimer. “He has a strong track record of accomplishment fighting discrimination and improving the lives of those less fortunate among us and he possesses an unwavering dedication to working families and the bread and butter issues that concern us al”.
“Pete has been a staunch advocate in the fight against climate change and many other issues relating to the quality of our environment, both globally and in our own communities, yet he also understands the pressure people in the Hudson Valley feel from the burden of high taxes,” Latimer adds. “His experience as a legislator and a caucus leader positions him best to help unify the Senate Democratic Majority conference to pass meaningful common sense gun safety legislation, protect reproductive healthcare rights, advance the rights of victims of abuse, and to provide universal healthcare for all New Yorkers”.
“I am proud to endorse Pete Harckham for the New York State Senate in the 40th District primary on September 13th, and look forward to working collaboratively with him to address the challenges of our residents in the Hudson Valley,” says Latimer .
“I am honored to be endorsed by Westchester County Executive George Latimer, the finest public servant I know,” says Harckham. “George and I have worked together in various capacities for nearly twenty years. It is a privilege to receive his support and validation of our core message – experience matters. I look forward to working with him to address the challenges faced by the residents of the Hudson Valley and to bring progressive change to the New York State Senate.”
New York State Senate District 40 includes parts of Northern Westchester (Briarcliff Manor, Buchanan, Cortlandt, Croton-on-Hudson, Lewisboro, Mount Kisco, Mount Pleasant, New Castle, North Salem, Peekskill, Pleasantville, Pound Ridge, Sleepy Hollow, Somers, Yorktown) Putnam (Brewster, Carmel, Patterson, Southeast) and Dutchess (Beekman, Pawling).
District residents interested in Harckham’s New York State Senate campaign can visit www.PeteForNY.com, http://www.facebook.com/PeteforNY and @PeteforNY on Twitter and Instagram to learn more, volunteer, or contribute.