Board of Legislators Majority Leader Catherine Borgia announced Saturday, her enthusiastic endorsement of Ken Jenkins for County Executive and appealed to fellow Democrats to do the same.
“Our County Executive oversees our economy, our public safety funds, immigration, and transportation infrastructure,” said Legislator Borgia. “He decides on the condition of the roads, and the number of cops on the street. This is the highest office in the County, and it demands someone with the drive, experience, and energy to do it well. Ken is that person.”
Legislator Borgia represents District 9, which includes Cortlandt, Croton on Hudson, Ossining, Briarcliff Manor, and Peekskill. As Leader, she co-chairs the Board of Legislators Rules Committee and Families Task Force.
“Ken is the best choice for all people, across Westchester,” said Borgia. “He should be the candidate that we all rally around in Westchester because he truly wants to make his home a better place. Ken has been working for Westchester for more than a decade, standing up for what’s right, proposing policy and sponsoring legislation that always puts our County first.”
Legislator Ken Jenkins has received a wave of Democratic support throughout the County over the last few weeks, picking up endorsements from the Yonkers Democratic City Committee and the Black Democrats of Westchester. Prominent Democrats in the County, like County Legislators Lyndon Williams (District 13 – Mount Vernon) and Alfreda Williams – Majority Whip (District 8 – Sleepy Hollow, Tarrytown, Elmsford, Greenburgh), and Assembly member Gary Pretlow (District 89 – Mount Vernon and Yonkers), have thrown their support behind the Jenkins campaign as well.
“I have worked with Legislator Borgia for many years,” said Jenkins. “She believes strongly in creating jobs through investment in our County’s infrastructure and protecting the environment. I am honored by my esteemed colleague’s endorsement.”
County Legislator Ken Jenkins is up against State Sen. George Latimer, who also picked up a lot of steam this weekend, and David Spano, son of former County Executive Andrew Spano for the Democratic Nomination to challenge Republican Robert Astorino in his bid for a third term.
State Assemblyman Tom Abinanti, a Democrat who represents Mount Pleasant and Greenburgh is said to be still considering a run in this November’s election as well.