Local Committee’s Nominations Signal Attempts to Reverse Progress
YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, NY – Despite reports of chaos and internal rifts at last night’s Yorktown Democratic Town Committee’s convention, candidates have emerged for Yorktown Supervisor, Town Board and Town Justice. The Yorktown Republican Town Committee pointed to the retreading of three of the four candidates from their opposition, signaling a clear attempt to reverse the progress Yorktown has seen in recent years. Candidates endorsed by the Yorktown GOP have won 16 out of the last 20 local elections dating back to 2009.
Yorktown Republican Town Committee Chairman Matt Slater said, “Through their endorsements it is clear the Yorktown Democratic Committee has every intention to reverse the progress accomplished in the last few years under the watchful eye of our pro-business, pro-infrastructure majority. Yorktown’s voters will not be fooled this November.”
“The local Democratic Party is so disorganized that their convention was allegedly on the verge of being cancelled and rescheduled,” Slater said. “When a party is so purposeless it should come as no surprise that their process has turned into a muddled mess. We simply cannot afford to return Yorktown to the failed tax and spend policies of the past when the Yorktown Democratic Committee briefly controlled the town for two years a decade ago.”
The list of endorsements by the Yorktown Democratic Committee included several retreads who have already lost local elections, some multiple times, and a career politician of more than twenty years. The party’s local disarray mirrors the deep divisions facing Democrats countywide as they also struggle to pick from three lackluster candidates for County Executive to challenge County Executive Rob Astorino, who won 63% of the vote in Yorktown in 2009 and 71% in 2013.