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Yadira Ramos-Herbert Attempts To Make History as New Rochelle’s First Female Mayor

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New Rochelle Councilwoman Yadira Ramos-Herbert (District 3) has thrown her hat into the growing field of candidates who hope to replace longtime Mayor Noam Bramson when he leaves office after this year. Bramson – who has been the mayor of the city of New Rochelle for two decades – said in November that he would not seek reelection.

Ramos-Herbert – a Columbia Law School Administrator – was first elected to the New Rochelle City Council in 2019, in the seat left vacant when her predecessor Jared Rice became City Court Judge.

Ramos-Herbert wants to build on the work she has done in her time on the council, including housing affordability, redistricting, expanding our summer youth employment program, police accountability and COVID response and recovery.  

“I’ve had the honor and privilege to serve our city as a Councilwoman and I will bring that same passion and energy that I used to tackle police accountability, COVID-19 vaccine distribution and increasing summer youth employment to the Mayorship. I promise to give all of our neighbors, community groups and organizations a seat at the table when decisions are made so that everyone has a voice in how we tackle issues that matter.”, said Ramos-Herbert.

The most important issues facing New Rochelle are housing affordability, climate resiliency and ensuring quality of life concerns are addressed.

With the continued growth in our downtown core, the Mayor and Council need to continue to work to expand housing affordability. New Rochelle is also not immune from the impact of climate change and proactive planning is  necessary to protect residents. Finally, it is imperative that we ensure two-way dialogue among all residents to ensure the City is listening and responsive to community concerns,” explained Ramos-Herbert.

Prior to her 2019 election to the New Rochelle City Council, Yadira served as a New Rochelle Public Library Trustee, a member of the Lincoln Avenue Task Force, a planning committee member for the Downtown Revitalization Initiative, a member of the Task Force on Reducing Violence in the Lives of Children and Youth, board member of NewRo Runners, youth group leader at New Rochelle United Methodist Church and president of her homeowner’s association.

Yadira received her B.A. in History from St. Francis College and her law degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo Law School. She practiced law for eight years before she returned to school in order to obtain her M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration from Northeastern University. She is currently the Associate Dean for Student and Registration Services at Columbia Law School. 

Yadira Ramos-Herbert: Yadira is a mom, wife, attorney, District 3 homeowner and volunteer ready to use her skills and experience to advocate for her community!

Less than a year after marrying, her & her husband Jeff purchased on home on Prince Street in New Rochelle. Their family grew with the births of their two children who they have enjoyed raising in the heart of the Lincoln Avenue Corridor. In her free time, you will find Yadira running, reading and spending time with her wonderful family.

For more information about Yadira and the campaign, visit her website at, .

Councilwoman Yadira Ramos-Herbert who face off with County Legislator Damon Maher in the 2023 Democratic Primary.

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