Mount Vernon — Councilman and Mayoral Candidate Richard Thomas picks up major momentum over the Labor Day Weekend with back-to-back-to-back endorsements from BLEA, MVFD-Local 107 and the MV PBA.
Friday morning, national Black fraternal police organization, Black in Law Enforcement of America (BLEA) holds a press conference on the steps of city hall to announce their endorsement of Richard Thomas for Mayor of Mount Vernon.
Saturday afternoon the Mount Vernon Firefighters Union – Local 107 publicly announces their endorsement of Thomas at press conference in front of the Lincoln Avenue Firehouse. Then Sunday, the Mount Vernon Police Benevolent Association also endorse Thomas for Mayor.
This in addition to dozens of Mt. Vernon’s Business Leaders showing their support could be huge for the Millennial Mayoral Candidate going into the last days before the very crowded Democratic Primary.
The primary will be held on a Thursday rather the traditional Tuesday, following Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s approval of a new law moving the date. The primary date this year was moved to Sept. 10, a Thursday in order to observe the Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashanah. Rosh Hashanah this year begins Sunday, Sept. 13 at sundown and runs through Tuesday, Sept. 15, which was the original primary date.
You can get one more chance to check out Thomas and the other mayoral candidates, Hassell-Thompson, Davis, Clinton and Walker at the fifth and final mayoral debate, co-sponsored by The Journal News and United Black Clergy, Tuesday, Sept. 8, at 7pm at the Friendship Worship Center, 261 E. Lincoln Ave, in Mount Vernon. Columnist Phil Reisman will moderate the debate.
BLEA also announced their endorsement of Andre Wallace for City Council, Janice Duarte for City Council, Linda Morris for City Judge, and Frank Streng for Westchester Surrogate Judge in Friday’s press conference.