Please see below a letter sent by Millie Sheehan to the Greeburgh Town Democratic Committee that includes the results of our convention last month. Congratulations to our candidates!
Dear Fellow Greenburgh Democratic District Leaders and E-list Recipients:
This email pertains to our Spring Convention, the general details of which you likely already know but Suzanne includes percentages below. No Greenburgh Town or County incumbent-candidate has a Democratic challenger this year and all Democratic local incumbent-candidates were endorsed at our Spring Democratic Town Committee Convention. The Committee also endorsed Democrat John Diaconis for County Legislative District #3 (a small portion of which is in northern Greenburgh), which currently has a Republican incumbent. Finally, Jill Rembar was elected Committee Vice-Chair position in a contested election. It was a long evening because of several roll call votes that required counting each District Leader’s “weighted vote” but after all the speeches, cast votes, counting, announcements and candidates’ thank you’s to those present we had a full-slate of candidates on our petitions.
What follows is an email from Chair Suzanne Berger with the election results announced at the convention. Following that are emailed thank you’s from Judge Brathwaite, Supervisor Feiner and Councilmembers Jones and Morgan, in the order received, as a supplement to the thank you’s each of the ten candidates endorsed stated at the Convention to those present.
It is petition season and we need to get our candidates on the ballot. Enjoy.
Millie Ortiz Sheehan, Corresponding Secretary
Greenburgh Democratic Town Committee
FROM CHAIR SUZANNE BERGER
Dear District Leaders and Friends
Thank you all for attending our convention. It was a long but productive evening and I appreciate your patience as we heard from all our candidates, as well as Senator Stewart Cousins and Assemblyman Tom Abinanti.
The results are:
–The Committee unanimously endorsed our incumbent Town Judges: Arlene Gordon-Oliver, Delores Scott Brathwaite, and Walter Rivera.
— We also unanimously endorsed Alfreda Williams (CLD 8) and MaryJane Shimsky (CLD 12) for re-election, and we unanimously endorsed John Diaconis (CLD 3).
— By majority vote, we endorsed for re-election Paul Feiner (58.46%), Ken Jones (70.5%), Kevin Morgan (69.3%) and Judith Beville (67.07%).
— By majority vote, Jill Rembar (50.5%) was elected Committee Vice-Chair in a contested election with Ed Krauss (44.2%).
I posted the results on our Facebook page. Please join us there: http://www.greenburghdems.org/
Your Village or Area Chair has petitions for the local candidates, the Judicial Delegates and Surrogates/County Court. We will be collecting the petitions on July 6 at Ardsley Community Center.
FROM JUDGE BRATHWAITE
Dear Officers and Members of the Greenburgh Democratic Town Committee:
It is with a heavy heart and great pride that I send this note to you to thank you for your support last evening of my candidacy for re-election as your Town Justice. I am honored that you have demonstrated your faith in my ability to sit on the bench of the Greenburgh Town Court. I promise to continue representing our Town with the epitome of professionalism and legal knowledge.
By now, I am sure you know, that I love being on the court and being a part of its new growth and development. There is still much to do — and I am happy that our team will be able to continue the work we have begun in moving our Greenburgh Town Court forward. Your unanimous vote was an indication that you believe in us and that we can count on your support in our endeavors..
Again, thank you and I look forward to working with you as we prepare for a wonderful November victory!
Judge Delores Scott Brathwaite
FROM SUPERVISOR FEINER
Dear Democratic district leader:
Just a short note thanking the Greenburgh Democratic Committee for your endorsement. I am very appreciative to have your support and promise to work very hard to elect every Democrat running this year.
I would be honored to have the opportunity to join you as you walk your election district gathering signatures. This will provide me with the opportunity for both of us to get to know each other better and for me to have the chance to have a better appreciation of the concerns your neighbors have. If they need any help with any government related problems I’m willing to try helping them resolve their problems.
I plan to run an aggressive campaign. Will knock on doors, greet people at supermarkets and at the town pool. And, attend many events this campaign season. I also hope to highlight the positive contributions the other endorsed Democratic candidates have made. It would be great if you could join us as we campaign.
Again, thanks for your support. I hope to earn your trust.
(home phone number if you want to get in touch with me: 478-1219)
FROM COUNCILMAN KEN JONES
Dear Greenburgh Democratic District Leaders:
I write to thank you for supporting my candidacy for the Town Council at the Nominating Convention on May 26, 2011.
I would also like to thank those of you who did not support me and pledge to work hard to gain your support from this day forward.
Thank you for giving me the opportunity to serve you and your constituents in working cooperatively with the rest of the Town Board to make our town a better place for us all to live.
S. Kenneth F. Jones, Esq.
FROM COUNCILMAN MORGAN
Dear Fellow Democrats,
I would like to express my gratitude for your continued vote of confidence and support at the recent Greenburgh Democratic Nominating Convention at Town Hall. District leaders like you are the backbone of the Greenburgh Democratic Party and continue to be an unmatchable force in our town.
The key to democracy is strong participation. Your participation in the Convention makes democracy stronger, and I thank you for that. I promise to continue my campaign with the same commitment and determination I have always had for a strong Democratic Party and a better Greenburgh.
I hope you will continue to support my candidacy for Town Councilperson. You may rest assured I will work for, and with, all residents of Greenburgh.