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CD 16 Congressional candidate, Derickson K. Lawrence Endorsed by Chair of Edgemont Democrats.

Derickson K. Gears Up For Second Attempt To Unseat Engel

“I just recently met Derickson K. Lawrence, a Democratic district leader from Mt. Vernon at the regular monthly meeting of the Greenburgh Democratic Committee, and I was blown away,” Robert Bernstein, chair of the Edgemont Democrats, a Democratic district leader, a lawyer, and president of the Edgemont Community Council said.

Mount Vernon District Leader Derickson K. Lawrence will be making a second attempt to unseat incumbent Eliot Engel for his 16th Congressional District seat according to a press release from Lawrence’s camp. Lawrence announced his candidacy on his website;

“I am pleased to announce that I am running to represent the people of NY 16th Congressional District. As someone who identifies with the “DREAMers”’ experience (emigrated from the Caribbean at the age of 13) I was inspired by parents who worked hard to create a better future for eight brothers and sisters. I believe that the conditions of your birth should not dictate the outcome of your life. My story is the American story. It’s about family, education, hard work, sacrifice, the desire for a better life, and helping others along the way.

Today’s insane world of Trump has placed America’s future at stake. And our incumbent in Congress has failed miserably in the areas of our economy, gun control, healthcare and immigration. I have outlined my plans for each on this site, including initiatives that I have led locally and state-wide to address three of the forgoing issues. Like you, I am horrified every time I hear of another mass shooting; and frustrated by the expanding economic inequality gap, as well as, rising prescription drug prices.

Doing nothing, which is the same as getting A-score-card ratings, is no longer an option. The people of the 16th Congressional District deserve better. That is why I have stepped up to provide more innovative, proactive and passionate congressional leadership. But I can’t do it alone. I hope to earn your support in the next few weeks as we pursue our first task of getting on the ballot, then preparing for the Primary on June 26, 2018.

With the petition process set to begin on March 6, Lawrence says of the Edgemont Dems endorsement, “this endorsement from a standard bearer of one of the northern suburban enclaves of the 16th Congressional District is an early validation of our message.”

The 16th Congressional District spans across parts of the Bronx and Westchester County including the North Riverdale, South Riverdale, Fieldston, Spuyten Duyvil, Woodland, Wakefield, Williambridge, Edenwald, Baychester, Co-op City and Eastchester sections of the Bronx and several municipalities of Westchester including Mount Vernon, Yonkers, Scarsdale, new Rochelle, Mamaroneck, Larchmont, Bronxville, Tuckahoe, Rye, Pelham, Pelham Manor, Greenburgh, Ardsley (Greenburgh), Hasting-on-Hudson (Greenburgh) and Edgemont (Greenburgh).

“Watching Derickson K go head-to-head with our 30-year incumbent, I was filled with pride that there, right before my eyes, was a battle-tested David prepared to go to battle for us on the front lines, instead of sitting smugly on the sidelines with other long-time Democratic incumbents who think they can comfortably ride to reelection every two years because they’ve been gerrymandered into a “safe” Democratic district,” Bernstein continued.

For more info on Derickson K. Lawrence check his website, Derickson K For Congress




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