YONKERS, NY — Over 100 community leaders and elected officials joined Yonkers Board of Education Trustee and attorney Nader Sayegh as he kicked off his campaign for the 90th District in the New York State Assembly, Thursday at Castle Royale located at 92 Waverly Street. Sayegh officially announced his intent to run for the vacancy left by Shelley Mayer’s accession to New York State Senate District 37, Tuesday, May 8th.
“Senator Mayer leaves big boots to fill; she was a remarkable Assembly Member and will be an equally effective Senator,” said Sayegh. “My intention is to continue what she started and to add to it. The 90th District, which encompasses the vast majority of Yonkers, has an immediate need for investment in job growth, infrastructure, and education, all of which deeply impact the middle class,” Sayegh continued. “I am running because we in Yonkers need steadfast leadership in today’s volatile times.”
Dr. Sayegh has one of the most expansive professional careers of any candidate to run in recent memory. He has fought for educational opportunities and equitable services for nearly 45 years, in the process serving as a teacher, principal, and college professor, in addition to running a successful law practice. He has been the President of the Board of Trustees of Yonkers Public Schools, President of the “Big 5” School Boards of New York, trustee of the Yonkers General Hospital, and Chairman of the Yonkers Parking Authority. He has also served as a captain in the New York State Guard.
As an Assembly Member, Sayegh intends to focus immediately on three critical priorities. First, to ensure that Yonkers Public Schools receives the share state funding it is entitled to and deserves. Another is reducing the tax burden for middle-class taxpayers, which went all but untouched by the recent tax cuts. The third is to grow economic opportunity and security within the 90th Assembly District, and ensure that Yonkers and Westchester are a place where families can stay and succeed.