Mount Vernon – Several local, state and national Black and Latino Law Enforcement organizations endorsed Council President André Wallace’s candidacy for Mayor of the City of Mount Vernon and his running mates, Joyce Brown and Danielle Scholar for Mount Vernon City Council, Friday, May 17th at 11 am on the steps of Mount Vernon City Hall.
“I am honored to be receiving these endorsements today,” Council President André Wallace said. “The hardworking individuals in law enforcement in our city and beyond, are usually unappreciated and go often ignored. That will not happen under my administration… I believe that law enforcement is the backbone of our community and I intend to make them a priority when I’m mayor…”
One by one representative came to the mic and announced that they ‘stand with André Wallace because he stands with us.’
“Andre has been a strong supporter of law enforcement and supports the advancement of diversity in cabinet-level positions of government to ensure that leaders reflect the community,” one of the speakers stated (see full press conference below).
Organizations who came out in support of Team Wallace included the National Latino Officers Association, Grand Council of Guardians, Westchester Correction Association, Blacks in Law Enforcement of America, Westchester Hispanic Law Enforcement Association, The New York State Hispanic Court Officers Society and Salsa Legend and Civil Rights Activist Willie Colon.
Councilman Wallace will face Mayor Richard W. Thomas, Shawyn Patterson-Howard and Clyde Isley in the June 25th Democratic Primary. The court ruled, Friday, that former Mayor Ernest D. Davis and Councilwoman Delia Farquaharson (5/6) will not appear on the ballot for Mayor of the City of Mount Vernon.