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Ken Jenkins takes another hit at history to be the first Black County Executive for Westchester

1406928920000--TJNBrd-03-29-2012-DailyWestPut-1-A003-2012-03-28-IMG-TJN-0329-legcase---J-Longtime County Legislator Ken Jenkins takes another chance to make history as the first Black County Executive in one of the country’s riches counties.

Ken Jenkins, who has served several terms as County Legislator has officially announced his run to challenge Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino next year for his seat in office.

Jenkins served as Chairman of the County Legislator from 2010-14 and is known to be a fromidable adversary to County Executive Robert Astrorino.

In 2013, Jenkins planned to run against Astorino but the Democratic Party nominated New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson and to the dismay to many Black voters in Westchester, Jenkins refused primarily for the nomination.

Jenkins, a leader in Democratic politics for over 20 years, won his 16th District legislative seat for a third full term November 9, 2011 and was elected once again by his peers to become Chairman of The Board of Legislators and was sworn in on January 9, 2012.  Ken was elected to the Board of Legislators with 81% of the vote in a special election held on February 13, 2007 and was elected to his first full term in November 2007.

Jenkins has served as Chair of Government  & Operations,  Chair of Internal Controls and Procedures, Vice-Chair of Budget & Appropriations and  has served on the Committees on Community Services; Public Safety & Security; Generational, Cultural and Ethnic Diversity; and Legislation for The Westchester County Board of Legislators.  Ken has served as Chairman of the Yonkers Democratic Committee and Vice-Chairman of the Black Democrats of Westchester. He has served on the Executive Committee of the Westchester County Democratic Committee for several years.

The Democratic Party has another chance to make history and endorse the best man for the job.


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Damon K. Jones is an Activist, Author, and Publisher of Black Westchester Magazine, a Black-owned and operated newspaper based in Westchester County, New York. Mr. Jones is a Holistic Health Practitioner, First Aid in Mental Health Practioner, Diet, and Nutrition Advisor, and Vegan, Vegetarian Nutrition Life Coach. Mr. Jones is a 31 year Law Enforcement Practioner, New York Representative of Blacks in Law Enforcement of America. Mr. Jones has been a guest commentator on New York radio stations WBLS (107.5 FM), WLIB (1190 am), WRKS (98.7 FM), WBAI (99.5 FM), and Westchester's WVOX (1460 am). Mr. Jones has appeared on local television broadcasts, including Westchester News 12 “News Makers” and Public Television “Winbrook Pride. You can now hear Damon every Wednesday at 830 AM on WFAS 1230 AM, Morning with Bob Marone Show.
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