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New York State Teacher’s Union (NYSUT) Endorses McDowell, Miller & Poteat For MVCSD Trustees

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(l to r) MVCSD Trustee Candidates Edward Poteat & Omar McDowell, PBp Radio Co-Hosts Dr. Robert Baskerville & Cynthia Turnquest-Jones, Host, AJ Woodson, Trustee Candidate Darcy Miller and Special Co-Host Brenda L. Crump at studio after the People Before Politics Radio Show, Sunday, April 23, 2017 [Black Westchester]
Story has been updated and corrected, Monday, May 15th – click here to see revision.

Mount Vernon — Just days before the highly anticipated Mount Vernon School Board, The New York State Teacher’s Union (NYSUT) announces their endorsement for the team of Omar McDowell, Darcy Miller, and Edward Poteat for Mount Vernon City School District Trustees. This vote of confidence for the two incumbents, Trustees Miller & McDowell reinforces the highly regarded work these trustees have done during their first term in office.

The NYSUT with a total membership of 600,000 and a local Mount Vernon membership of 1,500, also supports the candidacy of Mr. Edward Poteat, a businessman and adjunct professor at Columbia University who earned his undergraduate degree in economics from Yale University and his masters in urban planning from Hunter College.

The vote for school board trustee and the school budget takes place on Tuesday, May 16th.
Polls are open from 6:00 am –9:00pm.
For more information on this team of candidates, visit

McDowell (6A), Miller (4A) and Poteat (1A) whose campaign slogan is Children First – Putting Them First, Making The First, appeared on episode 121 of the People Before Politics Radio Show – Meet The School Bard Candidates Part 1, Sunday, April 23rd. Click here to check it out if you missed it or just want to hear/see it again.

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1 comment

Bill Cappello May 15, 2017 at 11:16 AM

The NY State Teachers Union is not to be trusted with their endorsement of Poteat, Miller, and McDowell. I suspect an incentive was provided in exchange for the endorsement.


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