Westchester County Board of Legislators Chairman Ben Boykin & Others Endorse David Buchwald for Congress as Petitioning Begins

WESTCHESTER, N.Y. -- Assemblymember David Buchwald, running for Congress in New York’s 17th Congressional District, has been endorsed by Westchester County Board of Legislators Chairman Ben Boykin and others today. Chairman Boykin joins the growing list of over 50 local leaders, Democratic Committees, and allies in labor who have endorsed Buchwald, including the Communications Workers of America’s District 1, which endorsed Assemblymember Buchwald yesterday. The campaign will look to build on this momentum as petitioning to qualify for the Congressional ballot begins this week.

“I am proud to endorse David Buchwald for Congress,” said Boykin. “Throughout his career, David has been a fierce advocate for fairness and accountability. From addressing gun violence to pushing for fair taxes to holding Trump accountable, David is a tireless leader who will be a fighter for us in Congress.” 

“I am excited to have Chairman Boykin’s support as I run for Congress,” said Buchwald. “We served together on the White Plains Common Council and under his leadership, the Westchester County Board of Legislators has prioritized transparency, local infrastructure repairs, and improving the lives of residents. I look forward to continuing to work with him to better the lives of residents throughout the Lower Hudson Valley.” 

“I’ve known David for years and I know he’ll be a tenacious, progressive advocate for the Lower Hudson in Congress,” said former 10-year Orangetown Supervisor Thom Kleiner. “David voted for the lowest tax rate on middle-class families in Rockland and Westchester Counties in 60 years in the State Assembly and he’ll keep fighting in Washington to actually make peoples’ lives better. We can count on David Buchwald.”

“David Buchwald has actually been here, fighting for the issues that matter to folks in Peekskill,” said Peekskill Deputy Mayor Kathie Talbot. “He’s been a champion for working men and women, a strong advocate for the environment, and a leader on tackling corruption in government. We need to send David Buchwald to Congress to keep up the fight and deliver for folks right here in the Lower Hudson Valley.” 

All three are on Buchwald’s Congressional petitions as part of the Committee to Fill Vacancies that is a necessary part of the petition under New York law. 

Raised in Westchester, Buchwald is in his fourth term as a member of the New York State Assembly and has passed 70 pieces of legislation that have become law. Last year, Assemblyman Buchwald introduced and passed the New York TRUST Act, which enables the U.S. Congress to request the New York State tax returns of top government officials -- a law which 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 in New York.