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WHLEA And Willie Colon Support NR Council Candidate Martha Lopez

New Rochelle – The Westchester Hispanic Law Enforcement Association (WHLEA) and Salsa Legend Willie Colon hold a fundraiser in support of New Rochelle District 1 City Council candidate Martha Lopez, Thursday night from 6-9pm at Escape Latino located at 969 Main Street.

New Rochelle City Council Candidate Martha Lopez, Mount Vernon Council President Andre Wallace and Mount Vernon City Marshall Serapher Conn-Halevi [Black Westchester]

“Muchisimas gracias to the Westchester Hispanic law Enforcement Association (WHLEA) and Salsa Legend Willie Colon for your support and endorsement,” Martha Lopez shares. “This was one unforgettable night. WHLEA slays political fundraisers. Si se puede!”

Close to 100 residents, local Latino law enforcement, elected officials and supporters of Martha Lopez including Deputy County Executive Ken Jenkins Westchester County 1st Deputy Commissioner Louis Molina, Mount Vernon Council President Andre Wallace, President of WHLEA Eddie Martinez and Vive President Sgt. Hector Lopez and several others came out in support of New Rochelle City Democratic Committee District 1 nominee, Martha Lopez.

“It was an honor to support Martha Lopez for New Rochelle City Council District 1,” Commissioner Louis Molina shared with Black Westchester. “Martha is an amazing person that represents the heart and soul of America. I’m proud to call her a colleague, friend and look forward to calling her Councilwoman Lopez. Martha is an inspiration for us all.”

Martha Lopez and Salsa legend Willie Colon [Black Westchester]

“I had a great time at WHLEA’s fundraiser for Martha Lopez,” Council President Andre Wallace shares with Black Westchester. “And Willie Colon was amazing. I was my pleasure to come out and support the future New Rochelle Councilwoman.”

Those who came to Meet and Greet and Salsa Legend Willie Colon were entertained by the Live Jazzy Salsa of Carlos Jimenez and his Quartet throughout the night. Willie Colon joined the quartet and dazzled the crowd with his bass trumpet.

Salsa legend Willie Colon at Escape Latino in New Rochelle [Black Westchester]

“New Rochelle created a community for me,” Lopez shares with BW. “It has been my home base for the past 14 years. And I can’t think of a better place to further my commitment to public service than New Rochelle. It’s why I’m running for New Rochelle City Council to represent District 1.”

Martha is the Assistant to the Westchester County Executive for Immigrant and Community Affairs, and has previously served as the County’s Director of Hispanic Affairs. Martha’s community involvement has encompassed accessible housing, after -school education, and the performing arts. Martha resides in New Rochelle with her husband and two sons.

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About AJ Woodson (2375 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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