Westchester exec race: Bramson endorsed by Democratic mayors

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New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson, the Democratic candidate for Westchester County Executive, was endorsed by his Democratic colleagues from four of the county’s cities Tuesday at a press conference in Yonkers.bramsonspano

Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano and White Plains Mayor Tom Roach attended the press conference while Mount Vernon Mayor Ernest Davis and Peekskill Mayor Mary Foster put their names behind the Bramson campaign but were unable to attend the event.

Roach and Spano said it would be helpful to have a county executive who understands the challenges of local governments.

“We are the level of government where the rubber meets the road,” Roach said.

Bramson used the opportunity to talk about the county’s role in supporting the economic development of municipalities.

“We understand through direct experience what it takes to attract private investment, create jobs and grow a local economy,” he said.

The county can help municipalities with smart development and invest in infrastructure and shape shared services agreements, he said.

Photo: New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson and Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano speak before an endorsement press conference in Van der Donck Park in Yonkers Tuesday. Elizabeth Ganga/The Journal News

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  1. gee, Noam looks real interested in that picture.

    And for christ sakes, can’t he get his shoes shined?

  2. Bramson used the opportunity to talk about the county’s role in supporting the economic development of municipalities.

    What Bramson did not say was how he gives his favorite developers relief from city taxes and then raises the taxes on the residents in his New Rochelle to pay for the tax dollars he gave away. Bramson is all about taking care of his friends and taxing the hell out of the rest of us. Bramson’s economic plan is tax breaks for his developer friends while increasing the taxes on the residents – Great Plan!