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Nadine Hunt-Robinson Makes History Again, First Female African-American White Plains Council President

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Nadine Hunt-Robinson first made history in November 2014 by becoming the first African-American woman elected to serve as White Plains Common Council. In her sweeping victory, she earned White Plains voters’ endorsement to fill the unexpired year remaining on former Councilman Benjamin Boykin’s council term beginning in January.

Now she kicks off the new decade Monday, January 6, 2020, by making history again as she becomes the first African-American woman to serve as White Plains Common Council President.

“Almost six years ago, I became the first African-American to sit on the White Plains Common Council,” the Councilwoman shares on Facebook. “Last year, I was part of a historic all-woman slate with Victoria Free Presser and Jenn Puja. Tonight, by the unanimous vote of my colleagues on the council, I became the first African-American woman to serve as Council President. Thank you to everyone who came out tonight to show support! It continues to be an honor and privilege to serve in office, and I will do as much as I can to help as many as I can, for as long as I can!”

Black Westchester congratulates Councilwoman Nadine Hunt-Robinson for making history again as the first female White Plains Common Council President.

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