“Maureen Walker has proven herself to be a trusted fiscal steward over her nearly 20 years working for the city,” said CSEA southern region president Billy Riccaldo. “We are confident she is the right choice for mayor.”
The CSEA represents workers in the City of Mount Vernon, the Mount Vernon City School District and the Mount Vernon Public Library.
The Sept. 13 Democratic primary is expected to decide the city’s mayoral and City Council races in this overwhelmingly Democratic city.
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CSEA BACKS MAUREEN WALKER FOR MAYOR
MOUNT VERNON, NY – Today, as the race for Mayor kicks into high gear, Comptroller Maureen Walker picked up another endorsement—the CSEA Southern Region PAC.
After interviewing all of the mayoral candidates, PAC members overwhelmingly voted to support Maureen Walker as their choice for Mayor of Mount Vernon.
“Maureen Walker has proven herself to be a trusted fiscal steward over her nearly 20 years working for the City,” said CSEA Southern Region President Billy Riccaldo. “We are confident she is the right choice for Mayor.”
“This election is a critical one for the citizens of Mount Vernon,” said CSEA Westchester County Local President John Staino. “Maureen Walker has shown that she is the candidate most qualified to revitalize Mount Vernon.”
“CSEA has been without a contract for over seven months and it is our belief that Comptroller Walker will move forward with her stated promises, in continuing to be a strong supporter of CSEA,” said Taryn Vanderberg, President of the CSEA City of Mount Vernon Unit.
“I am proud to have the endorsement of CSEA,” said Walker. “I am looking forward to collaborating with the hardworking men and women of CSEA as Mayor.”
CSEA’s Westchester County Local is comprised of 94 Units with a constituency of over 14,000 Civil Service Employees. At present, it is the largest Local in the CSEA organization. CSEA represents workers in the City of Mount Vernon, the Mount Vernon School District and the Mount Vernon Library.
Last week, 1199 SEIU also endorsed Maureen Walker for Mayor.