HARRISON, N.Y. -- Members of the Harrison Democratic Committee voted 17-1 last weekend, making official their endorsement of White Plains Common Council member David Buchwald for the 89th Assembly District seat.
Buchwald also gained the support of a former challenger, Dr. Clifford Gevirtz, a Harrison anesthesiologist who had been seeking the Democratic nomination for the Assembly seat and withdrew prior to the Harrison vote, according to a press release.
"I support David Buchwald because he is a proven vote getter who has the right policies on economic development, the environment and transportation," Gevirtz said in the press release. "He will represent not just Harrison but the entire Assembly District with a true sense of caring about people and providing them a government they can be proud of."
Buchwald said he was honored to have Gevirtz's endorsement and would be campaigning with him in Harrison.
In November 2009, Buchwald was elected to the White Plains Common Council and has since been an advocate for the environment, senior citizens, and enhanced budget scrutiny. He has authored legislation strengthening the city's code of ethics, fighting illegal dumping, improving sidewalk snow removal and establishing the ability of council members to have unpaid interns, according to the press release. He also serves as chairman of the White Plains Traffic Commission, a member of the Board of Trustees of the White Plains Historical Society and as one of Westchester County's representatives on the Metro-North Railroad Commuter Council.
Buchwald said in the press release that he hopes to win the Democratic Party's nomination to take on incumbent Republican Robert Castelli in the renumbered 93rd State Assembly District, which includes Bedford, Harrison, Lewisboro, Mount Kisco, New Castle, North Castle, North Salem, Pound Ridge and half of White Plains.
Click here to sign up for Daily Voice's free daily emails and news alerts.