While she has yet to have a formal press conference to announce, former City Council President Roberta Apuzzo exclusively shares with Black Westchester that she will be throwing her hat in the ring in the upcoming City Council race.
“I am excited about having the opportunity to serve my community once again,” Former Council President Roberta Apuzzo tells Black Westchester.
The former Council President did not run for a third term, at presser in 2017, stating the ‘toxic and stressful’ environment at city hall for her decision not to run for reelection. Surrounded by her fellow council members, Reginald Lafayette, chairman of both the Mount Vernon and Westchester County Democratic parties and City Clerk George Brown, Apuzzo, said she deliberated for a long time before ultimately deciding 2017 year would be her last on the council.
But after watching the direction the city has been going since, she could no longer sit back, so now she will be running to serve as a Mount Vernon City Council Member again.
“She has served well and she had the best interests of the city at heart at all points,” Reginald Lafayette said at the presser, April 2017.
Apuzzo who was first elected in 2009 and served three one-year terms as President in 2012, 2014 and 2017, feels her experience is what is needed now to get the city back on track.
“My previous 8 years as a city council woman has, not only given me the experience to move this city forward, but is mandating me to do so!,” she goes on to say.
The two seats of current Council President Andre Wallace and former Council President Lisa Copeland (2018), are up. Wallace has already announced he will be running for mayor and Copeland has not yet expressed her intention to run for reelection in the 2019 primary.
Stay tuned to Black Westchester for more on the 2019 primary which will include a highly contested Mayoral race and remember you heard it here first.