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MaryAnn Carr Discusses The Democratic Party and The Black and Brown Communities

Bedford Democratic Committee Chair Becomes First Vice Chair of Westchester Dems

Bedford Democratic Committee Chair MaryAnn Carr joins AJ Woodson, Damon K. Jones, Lorraine Lopez and Robert ‘Dr. Bob’ Baskerville on the People Before Politics Radio Show, Sunday, September 13th before the Thursday, September 17th Westchester Democratic County Committee (WCDC) Convention. MaryAnn ran and won the position of First Vice Chair.

MaryAnn discusses, enlarging the Countywide Democratic base in the African-American and Latino communities, the Black and Brown vote being taken for granted, the importance of the Black and Brown Vote in the Presidential election, grooming Black Leadership and the successes for former Westchester County Democratic Committee Chairman Reggie Lafayette

MaryAnn Carr has a long tenure of working on the Bedford Democratic Committee, and in 2016 she was elected to an unexpired seat on the Town Board. She has also been active in Bedford community organizations for many years, as an active parent volunteer in BCSD, as a member of the Bedford Antioch Church engaged in outreach programs for the Community Center in Katonah, and volunteering in a leadership role in the Gala Annual Event for the Martin Luther King Scholarship for Youth. MaryAnn is a resident of Bedford Village, and is an information technology consultant.

In a four-hour re­or­ga­ni­za­tion meet­ing drawn out by tech­ni­cal prob­lems in the elec­tronic vot­ing sys­tem, Suzanne Berger, Chair of the Green­burgh De­mo­c­ra­tic Com­mit­tee, de­feated Mount Kisco De­mo­c­ra­tic Com­mit­tee Chair Bill Ser­ra­tore to be­come De­mo­c­ra­tic Chair for Westch­ester County and the first woman to do so. Both candidates also appeared on Episode 276 – Who Will Be The New Chair of The Westchester Dems.

Suzanne Berger suc­ceeds longtime chairman Reg­gie Lafayette, who an­nounced at the end of Au­gust that he would re­lin­quish the post. Lafayette re­mains the De­mo­c­ra­tic Com­mis­sioner for the County Board of Elec­tions and the Mount Vernon City Democratic Committee Chair..

Other winners were:

First Vice Chair – MaryAnn Carr, Executive Director – Jovan Richards, Treasurer – Erika Pierce, Ass’t. Treasurer – Brian Higbie, Secretary – Tajian Nelson and Assistant Secretary – Diana Toledo

Vice Chairs: Victor Avendaño, Kristen Browde, Andrew Buder, Jonathan Campozano, Phillip Chonigman, Terry Clements, Terry Degatano, Ximena Francella, Jeremiah Frei-Pearson, Thomas Meier, Jr., Rhiannon Navin, Karen Pecora

Black Westchester congratulates MaryAnn Carr and all the other winners.


About AJ Woodson (2375 Articles)
AJ Woodson is the Editor-In-Chief of Black Westchester and Co-Owner of Urban Soul Media Group, the parent company. AJ is a Father, Brother, Author, Writer, Journalism Fellow, Rapper, Radio Personality, Hip-Hop Historian and A Freelance Journalist whose byline has appeared in several print publications and online sites including The Source, Vibe, the Village Voice, Upscale,,, Rolling Out Newspaper, Spiritual Minded Magazine and several others.
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