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Candidates Who Were Guests On PBP Radio & Won Democratic Primary

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11997028_10153057596867411_588084825_nWhat do County Legislator Ken Jenkins, Mount Vernon Mayoral Candidate Richard Thomas, Yonkers Councilman Christopher A. Johnson, Peekskill Common Council candidates Andre ‘Noodle’ Rainey and Vivian McKenzie, Mount Vernon Council Candidate André Wallace and Mount Vernon City Court Judge Adrian Armstrong have in common? There all won in the September 10th Primary and they have all appeared on People Before Politics Radio.

Other Candidates New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson, County Legislator Lyndon Williams and New Rochelle Councilman Jared Rice who all are running unopposed have also all appeared on PBP Radio as well. Newly elected Mount Vernon School Board Trustees Lesly Zamor and Micha McOwen have also appeared on PBP Radio (via phone) the Sunday before the school board election. Let us not forget that Nadine Hunt-Robinson, made history becoming the first African-American woman elected to serve as White Plains Common Council after appearing on PBP Radio.

Mount Vernon City Councilman and Mayoral Candidate Richard Thomas and Mount Vernon City Judge Adrian Armstrong appeared on PBP Radio just two weeks before winning the Mount Vernon Democratic Primary. Richard Thomas also won the BW Straw Reader’s Poll.

PBP Radio began broadcasting on August 3, 2014 and has accomplished a lot and had many prestigious guests, including Senator Andra Steward-Cousins, Westchester County Independence Chairman Dr. Guilo Cavallo, legendary radio host Bob Law, Capt. Dennis Muhammad – founder of The PeaceKeepers, Talent The Comedian, Yusef Salaam 0f the Central Park 5 and his mother Sharrone Salaam, Carl Dix, Osiris Imhotep & Darin Kent (Mount Vernon Film Festival), Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner, Singer Melba Moore, Singer Angela Johnson, Mount Vernon City School District Superintendent Dr Kenneth Hamilton, Juanita Lewis of Community Voices Heard, Benyamin Bridges of Parents Against Teen Violence, President of The Mount Vernon Chamber of Commerce Dwayne Brown, James Killiran of Habitat For Humanity, Civil Rights Attorneys Banita Zelman and Michael Sussman, CEO of Tayshana Chicken Murphy Foundation, Taylonn Murphy & People Rights Activist and CEO of The Demand for National Action Against Police Brutality and Murder, Danette Chavis, Kenneth Chamberlain, Mayo Bartlett and Constance Malcolm just to name a few in our first year.

Mount Vernon City Council Candidate André Wallace officially announced his candidacy of PBP Radio on Easter Sunday 2015. Wallace came second in voting securing the Democratic nomination for one of the two seats in play for Mount Vernon City Council. Wallace received 20% of the vote with 2,226 votes, beating out the party choice of John Boykin (who scheduled to come on but was a no-show).

Yonkers City Councilman Christopher A. Johnson received 62% of the vote with 640 votes to secure the Democratic nomination in his run for re-election. County Legislator Ken Jenkins won with 61% of the vote, receiving 979 votes. Mount Vernon City Court Judge Adrian Armstrong won a slim victory by 5 votes to retain the seat he was appointed to by Mayor Ernest D. Davis to fill the unexpired term of Mark Gross that expires on December 31.

Now of course we are in no way saying just merely being on the People For Politics Radio Show means you will win the election, but as you see by all those who did appear and who did win, it sure can’t hurt. On the other hand, several other candidates have been invited, didn’t accept the invitation, didn’t show or scheduled and didn’t come, they also didn’t win. Could the appearance of some candidates be the reason they won or could the other candidates non-appearance on PBP Radio, have caused their demise, we will let you the public be the judge.

Westchester Democratic Chairman Reginald Lafayette, Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson and council candidate John Boykin have all scheduled to appear but were a no show. Mayor Ernest D. Davis, Former Mayor Clinton Young, Comptroller Maureen Walker, Councilwoman Debra Reynolds were among the candidates who were invited but did not accept out invitation.

Black Westchester presents People Before Politics Radio can be heard every Sunday from 6-8PM on In The Mixx Radio. If you missed any of the previous episodes you can hear the here. Real Talk For The Community! Check us out, you never know who will be on next week.

AJ Woodson

AJ Woodson is the Editor-In-Chief of Black Westchester and Co-Owner of Urban Soul Media Group, the parent company, Host & Producer of the People Before Politics Radio Show. AJ is a Father, Brother, An Author, Journalism Fellow (Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism), Hip-Hop Artist - one third of the legendary underground rap group JVC FORCE known for the single Strong Island, Radio Personality, Hip-Hop Historian, Documentarian, Activist, Criminal Justice Advocate and Freelance Journalist whose byline has appeared in several print publications and online sites including The Source, Vibe, the Village Voice, Upscale,,, Rolling Out Newspaper, Daily Challenge Newspaper, Spiritual Minded Magazine, Word Up! Magazine, On The Go Magazine and several others.

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