ICYMI - Congressional Candidate David Buchwald Picks Up “Key” Endorsement

Assemblymember David Buchwald, Democrat running for Congress in NY-17, was endorsed by the Mount Pleasant Democratic Committee late last week. The Examiner called it a “key” endorsement, noting that it was Buchwald’s 6th Democratic Committee endorsement and that he has the support of more than 40 local officials. Buchwald remains the only candidate in the race who has earned the support of any Democratic Committee. 

From The Examiner

Martin Wilbur - January 20, 2020

Key Points:

  • Two Democratic candidates vying for separate elected offices received key endorsements last week in their quest to gain their party’s nomination.
  • Assemblyman David Buchwald (D-White Plains), who is part of a crowded field looking to earn the right to succeed retiring Rep. Nita Lowey in the 17th Congressional District, earned the support last Thursday of the Mount Pleasant Democratic Committee. It is Buchwald’s sixth endorsement by a local Democratic Committee in the district. He also has the support of more than 40 officials.
  • “I am proud to have the support of the Mount Pleasant Democrats as I run for Congress,” said Buchwald, now in his fourth term in the Assembly. “New Yorkers deserve a leader who will effectively deliver the resources we need – especially when it comes to healthcare access and reproductive rights, environmental solutions, government transparency and fair taxes. If elected to Congress, I am committed to undoing the tremendous damage Trump has done.”
  • Mount Pleasant Democratic Committee Chairman Wayne McPartland said Buchwald would provide the needed leadership for residents in the district.
  • “We are proud to endorse his campaign for Congress because he’s ready to get to work on day one in Washington,” McPartland said. “He’s already taken on Donald Trump and will keep championing issues that matter to us – ensuring better healthcare access, overhauling our broken tax system and protecting the environment.”
  • Buchwald introduced the New York TRUST Act, which enables Congress to request New York State tax returns for top government officials, a law which President Donald Trump is now suing to block. Previously, he served on the White Plains Common Council, worked as an economics researcher on antitrust issues and practiced tax law.