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Virginia Perez – The Origin Story [VIDEO]

Legislator Virginia Perez holding up the first copy of Black Westchester Newspaper in Yonkers, August 2017 [Black Westchester]

Most times, the best place to start any story is at the beginning. That’s none more evident than in the major motion pictures that have come out over the past few years. Each one kicks off with the back story of some of some of the most interesting characters in cinema history. Origin stories are fascinating for audiences because it gives us a look at how characters are shaped and molded in the people that they are. So I decided to apply the same with some local officials here in Westchester. Everywhere else you will read they are running for office, why they feel they are the best candidate or at least better than the others and what they will do if and when they are elected. Here in Black Westchester, I wanted to not bore you with what you read everywhere. Here we will present their origin story. This month we will look at Virginia Perez, the first Latina to serve on the Westchester County Board of Legislators and what shaped and molded her to be the legislator she is today.

We caught up to the first Latina Legislator in Westchester County at a local diner in Yonkers for the September 2017 National Hispanic Heritage Month Edition of Black Westchester. Watch the interview in its entirety in the video below…


About AJ Woodson (2331 Articles)
AJ Woodson is the Editor-In-Chief of Black Westchester and Co-Owner of Urban Soul Media Group, the parent company. AJ is a Father, Brother, Author, Writer, Journalism Fellow, Rapper, Radio Personality, Hip-Hop Historian and A Freelance Journalist whose byline has appeared in several print publications and online sites including The Source, Vibe, the Village Voice, Upscale,,, Rolling Out Newspaper, Spiritual Minded Magazine and several others.
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