NEW ROCHELLE – Councilman Jared Rice will not be running for re-election, Yadira Ramos-Herbert was nominated at the New Rochelle Democratic Committee Meeting, Thursday, February 14th as the party’s choose to succeed Councilman Rice in District 3.
“I am running to succeed Jared Rice as District 3’s next City Councilmember,” Ramos-Herbert shares with Black Westchester. “I am a mom, homeowner, attorney, wife, runner and active volunteer eager to bring my experience to the table to advocate for my neighborhood. Like my page, check out the “about” section to learn a little bit more about my background, follow me on instagram and you will able to learn about me and my journey!”
Councilman Rice first announced on his website that he was not running for re-election on Wednesday, January 23rd. “Needless to say, I have put in a lot of work in these past eight plus years and I am now ready to pass the baton to someone else,” he wrote on his website.
In 2010, Jared was first elected to the New Rochelle City Council representing District 3. Jared was then re-elected with 87% of the vote for a full four year term that began on January 1, 2012 and most recently ran unopposed for his new term which began in January 2016. Councilman Rice congratulates Yadira on her nomination.
“I would like to congratulate Yadira for being nominated at the Democratic City Committee meeting last night,” Councilman Rice shared with BW the day after the nomination. “She has a lot to offer the 3rd District and the City of New Rochelle. I look forward to working with her between now and the November election, and beyond, to ensure that progress keeps happening in the district.”
There are six City Council seats & the Mayoral seat up for grab this year. The nominees for Council are Martha Lopez (District 1), Yadira Ramos-Herbert (District 3), Ivar Hyden (District 4), Sarah Kaye (District 5) and Liz Fried (District 6), there is no candidate to oppose Albert Tarantino Jr., the Republican incumbent in District 2 (Republicans have not had their convention yet). Mayor Noam Bramson who is running for re-election is the democratic committee nominee.
“Incredibly grateful to be part of the New Rochelle Democratic slate of candidates running for office. We have a lot of work to get done from now until November. Join us as we travel across the city to discuss the various issues facing our communities'” Yadira shared on Facebook Thursday night after the nomination.
About 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.
Yadira graduated from SUNY Buffalo Law School in 2005 and spent 8 years practicing in various law firms as a litigator. In 2013 she changed her career path and joined Columbia Law School, first as a Director of Academic Advising and Student Outreach and in 2017 she was promoted to the Dean of Students.
In addition to her professional experience, since 2016 she has served as a member of the Board of Trustees for the New Rochelle Public Library, president of her homeowner’s association and serves on the local planning committee for the Downtown Revitalization Initiative. In the past she has served on the New Rochelle Task Force to Reduce Violence in the Lives of Children and Youth, Lincoln Avenue Task Force, planning member of the Lincoln Avenue Clean Up initiative, co-leader of Girl Scouts Troop #2692, youth group leader for St. Luke’s United Methodist Church and board member of NewRo Runners.
In her free time, Yadira enjoys spending time with her family, reading and running. She has ran 3 NYC Marathons!