Yonkers blogger Delfim Heusler says he has more than enough signatures — seven of them — to get on the Working Families Party ballot line in his latest bid to unseat Westchester County Legislator Gordon Burrows in District 15 in Yonkers and Bronxville.
Heusler, the founder of the Yonkers Insider News Blog, is holding a press conference at 11 a.m. Monday at 35 Chase Ave. to announce that he has obtained seven signatures — three more than he needed.
To get on a party’s ballot line, state law says, a candidate must collect signatures equal to a minimum of 5 percent of the number of active voters registered in that party in the district where he or she is running.
According to the Westchester County Board of Elections website, District 15 has 75 active registered Working Families Party voters.
Heusler has run for office several times, most recently in 2011 against Burrows, a Republican. Heusler was in the news last year for leaking documents related to an investigation of public benefits provided to a nanny employed by District Attorney Janet DiFiore. He is a registered Working Families Party member.
Here is his statement:
Press Conference Advisory:
Date: Monday, July 15, 2013.
Time: 11:00 A.M.
Place: 35 Chase Avenue, Yonkers, N.Y. 10703
Press Release: For Immediate Release: Contact: Heusler for Westchester County Legislator – Email – firstname.lastname@example.org.
Heusler files enough signatures on the Working Families Party line to make the November ballot to setup a rematch with Westchester County Legislator Gordon Burrows in the 15th County Legislative District.
Heusler needed a minimum of four signatures to make the ballot on the Working Families Party Line. Heusler filed over the minimum needed on the Working Families Party Line by getting an amount of seven signatures.
Heusler looks forward to having a rematch with County Legislator Gordon Burrows they last met two years ago in 2011. Heusler thanks all the Working Families Party voters, he met on the petitioning trail and also thanks to all Working Families Party Voters who signed his petition as well.
Heusler also wants to thank the Westchester Putnam Chapter of the Working Families Party for their support of him, in particular the leader of The Westchester Putnam Chapter of the Working Families Party, Pat Welsh, who Heusler feels is the best political party leader in our County of Westchester.
Heusler looks forward to a debate with Westchester County Legislator Gordon Burrows and what he hopes will be a spirited debate. He hopes to empower the people of the 15th District and to return the day of the citizen legislator back to the Westchester County Legislature.
The Heusler Campaign will be about making a pact with the constituents of the 15th District and that is the people of the 15th District being an equal partner with their County Legislator, also Heusler will be a fighter for Social and Economic Justice. Heusler will be a tireless advocate for a Women’s Right to Choose on the issue of Women’s Reproductive Rights and Freedoms.
We need to put our Environment on top of the County’s agenda, we need to invest in Green Jobs and he also feels that Westchester County should create a Green Policy Task Force in the same vain like the City of Yonkers has.
He will create his own citizens advisory board of citizen volunteers on different issues to empower his constituents and hear their views, opinions and ideas, he will speak out on local issues in Yonkers and Bronxville and be heard loud and clear.
Heusler will ask our State Legislators to do Mandate Relief for the health of Westchester County and it’s taxpayers, being a fighter for tax relief for our middle class and Working Families, getting our workers back to work through infrastructure projects that will return our workers back to work and also help our County of Westchester economy.
Also he believes in an open and transparent process and Government, Affordable and Workforce Housing opportunities in our County of Westchester, the creation of an Inspector General’s office in Westchester County Government, the issue of Wrongful Convictions in our Criminal Justice System he will be a voice for the many victims in our Criminal Justice System, we need a civilian complaint review board in Westchester County Government in terms of looking at any allegations of Police Misconduct.
As well as being a fighter on issues that impact our Working Families, Labor, Taxpayers, Businesses, Women and Children, a fighter for victims of Child Abuse and Domestic Violence as well as being an advocate for our Non Profits in Westchester County as well.
In closing, Heusler announces and has decided, that this race is win or bust for him if he doesn’t win this time, then this will be his last race. That is why he will give this race everything he has. He has the passion, the fire, the love for Yonkers, Bronxville and also a love for the County of Westchester as well. these are all qualities to make him a good public servant as your County Legislator of the 15th District on The Westchester County Board of Legislators.
Heusler Press Release: Press Conference to announce plans for 15th district County Legislative Seat.