Mount Vernon — Westchester County Executive George Latimer and County Clerk Tim Idoni endorsed the Mount Vernon City Democratic Committee Nominees, Tuesday, June 1st on the steps of City Hall.
The slate known as Mount Vernon’s Choice, Mount Vernon’s Voice consisting of Darren Morton for Comptroller, André Wallace, Lauren Carter and Councilwoman Janicr Duarte for City Council, recieved CE Latimer’s endorsement three weeks before the June 22nd Democratic Primary.
“As a young man growing up in Mount
Vernon, I know the potential for greatness this city possesses, County Executive George Latimer shared with BlackWestchester. “This year on your
ballot, you have a chance to vote for candidates who are committed to strive for that
greatness. The party’s grassroots endorsed candidates will comprise a city council
intent on working for the people, restore order to the comptroller’s role – a vital
position in Mount Vernon’s day to day governing – and continue a fruitful partnership
with our County Legislator on behalf of the people. These candidates have my full
endorsement and I look forward to working with them to better our city.”
The press release announcing the endorsement stated that Darren Morton’s well known commitment to accountability in government will
promote a much-needed atmosphere of openness in the area of the city’s finances.
André Wallace’s experience as a public service gives him the wisdom and insight to
make the right decisions that will ensure our city’s economic success. Lauren Carter
is ready to step up and lead the charge to make a dramatic change in the way Mount
Vernon does business. Councilwoman Janice Duarte has always brought a
sensitive and intelligent voice to city government that enables her to stand up to the
special interests that have a hold on the community.
André Wallace, former City Councilman, City Council President and Former Mayor – after Richard Thomas was removed from office – was both humbled and thankful for the endorsement.
“I want to sincerely thank County Executive George Latimer, Chairman Reginald LaFayette, and the Democratic City Committee for their endorsement of me for Mount Vernon City Council,” André Wallace shared with Black Westchester. “As a lifelong Democrat, this is a real honor as well as a recognition of my long-term dedication to serving the needs of our Mount Vernon community. We all look forward to working together cooperatively to elevate Mount Vernon to the next level and make it the city we all know it truly can be.”
The primary will be held Tuesday, June 22nd with early voting taking place June 12th through June 20th.
Darren Morton, Chief of Staff to Mayor Shawyn Patterson-Howard will face Council President Marcus A. Griffith and former Chairman of the Charter Revision Committee Derickson Lawrence in the Primary.
Wallace, Carter and Duarte will face the Mount Vernon Forward ticket of Cathlin Gleason, Danielle Browne and Edward Poteat and candidate Nicole Lucio in the June 22nd primary for the three seats available for Council Member at large.