Helena R. Edwards, the wife of Mount Vernon City Court Judge, The Honorable William “Bill” Edwards
Bill endorses Frank Streng for Surrogate Judge. While the Code of Ethics prevents any judge from endorsing or publicly declaring their support openly for a candidate, his wife, Helena has always been her own person and has never been shy to speaking her mind.
“I endorse Streng for judge because his decision to run against the Corrupt Democrat regime is an indication to me that he will be fair and wouldn’t be a proxy to corruption in the judiciary,” Mrs Edwards tells Black Westchester exclusively Monday morning. “Reggie Lafayette told me at the Democratic Headquarters, when my husband ran for judge and was endorsed by the party, that my husband was going to make 1 million dollars over a ten-year period and the Democratic Party was entitled to 10 percent of that money. Therefore, I am convinced that any candidate that Reggie Lafayette endorses is part of this corruption of paying for a seat on the bench and selling justice.”
The wife of the Judge Edwards then went on the tell BW, about a story Sam Zherka did in the Westchester Guardian on this years ago. She said that “Reggie denied it and I challenged him to a lie detector test that I volunteered to take too. He did not agree to it.”
We will reach out to the Democratic Chairman, to get a statement from him as well, but Mrs. Edward ends by saying she stands by her words and publicly challenges him again to a lie detector test to see who is lying here.
Frank Streng is running against Westchester Democratic endorsed Brandon Sall, who scored the coveted top line on the ballot for Westchester County Surrogate Judge in the Democratic primary, Thursday, September 10th. Sall, a politically connected Harrison attorney is also an interim appointment from Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Streng says the county Democratic Party has stacked the deck against him.
“But hey it was not supposed to be fair to me,” the Surrogate Judge underdog candidate tells BW, about Sall’s appointment. “It was supposed to control the outcome and prevent the voters from having a choice. It’s all part of a technique of bullying candidates who are not favored by the party bosses. It substituted a political insider’s preference for a public choice on the merits of the candidates. The Democratic primary can correct that.”
Streng has been seen in the Black Church circuit lately in Mount Vernon and his mobile billboard made it debut, Sunday afternoon in the Food Bazaar parking lot behind the stage at Arts On Third. It’s only fair to mention Sall also made an appearance with Chairman Lafayette, at Arts On Third as well.
The underdog is making the rounds and is believed to be gaining some momentum as of late. He received an endorsement from national black police fraternal organization, Blacks In Law Enforcement of America, Friday morning and now the wife of Judge Edwards is publicly declaring her support on Monday.
AJ Woodson is the Editor-In-Chief of Black Westchester and Co-Owner of Urban Soul Media Group, the parent company, Host & Producer of the People Before Politics Radio Show. AJ is a Father, Brother, An Author, Journalism Fellow (Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism), Hip-Hop Artist - one third of the legendary underground rap group JVC FORCE known for the single Strong Island, Radio Personality, Hip-Hop Historian, Documentarian, Activist, Criminal Justice Advocate and Freelance Journalist whose byline has appeared in several print publications and online sites including The Source, Vibe, the Village Voice, Upscale, Sonicnet.com, Launch.com, Rolling Out Newspaper, Daily Challenge Newspaper, Spiritual Minded Magazine, Word Up! Magazine, On The Go Magazine and several others.