Blacks in Law Enforcement of America Show Strong Support for Westchester County Candidates


In a significant development ahead of the upcoming Westchester County elections, the Blacks in Law Enforcement of America (BLEA) has announced its endorsement and enthusiastic support for a diverse group of candidates who have demonstrated unwavering commitment to their communities and a passion for social justice.

With a mission to promote justice, equality, and diversity, BLEA has carefully evaluated and chosen candidates who embody the principles and values they hold dear. These endorsements reflect the organization’s belief that these candidates will be instrumental in addressing critical issues and making positive changes throughout the county.

Westchester County Legislator Endorsements:

BLEA’s support spans across Westchester County, with endorsements for County Legislator positions as follows:

  • District 1: Colin D. Smith
  • District 2: Erika Lang Pierce
  • District 4: Vedat Gashi
  • District 5: Benjamin Boykin II
  • District 6: Nancy E. Barr
  • District 7: Catherine F. Parker
  • District 8: Jewel Johnson
  • District 9: Emiljana Ulaj
  • District 10: Judah J. Holstein
  • District 11: Terry A. Clements
  • District 12: David T. Imamura
  • District 13: Tyrae Woodson-Samuels
  • District 14: David Tubiolo
  • District 15: James M. Nolan
  • District 16: Shanae V. Williams
  • District 17: Jose Alvarado

BLEA’s endorsement of these County legislators’ positions underscores its belief in the candidates’ ability to address the distinctive challenges faced by Westchester County residents.

Supreme Court Judge Endorsements:

In a notable addition to their endorsements, BLEA proudly supports the following Supreme Court Judge candidates:

  • Francesca E. Connolly
  • Charley Wood
  • Rolf M. Thorsen
  • Larry J. Schwarts

City Court Judge Endorsements:

The organization has also endorsed candidates for the position of City Court Judge in Mount Vernon and Yonkers:

  • Mount Vernon: Tamika A. Coverdale
  • Yonkers : Arthur J. Doran III and Karen T. Beltran

Municipal Mayor, Council, and Town Clerk Endorsements:

BLEA’s support extends to candidates seeking mayorial, municipal council positions, and the town clerk role in various Westchester County locations:

New Rochelle Council:

  • District 1: Shane Osinloye
  • District 3: Kwamain L. Dixon

Yonkers Mayor:

  • Mike Spano

Yonkers Council:

  • District 1: Deana Robinson
  • District 3: Tasha Diaz
  • District 5: Michael B. Breen

Greenburgh Councilmember:

  • Gina R. Jackson
  • Beatrice Joy Harber

Greenburgh Town Clerk:

  • Lisa M. Nero

Pound Ridge City Councilmember:

  • Namasha H. Schelling

These endorsements reflect BLEA’s conviction that these candidates possess the vision and dedication to lead and represent their communities effectively. Their demonstrated commitment to public safety, social justice, and the welfare of their constituents makes them standout choices for public office.

Blacks in Law Enforcement of America encourages Westchester County voters to support these endorsed candidates in the upcoming elections. The organization firmly believes that its leadership will contribute to the betterment of the county’s communities and the pursuit of justice for all.

For further inquiries or additional information, please contact:

Damon K. Jones
Blacks in Law Enforcement of America
Phone: 914-312-7453

As Westchester County prepares for the elections, BLEA’s endorsements serve as a testament to the candidates’ dedication to making a positive impact on the county’s future.

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