Shelley Mayer Wins Democratic Support for NYS Assembly in Yonkers Special Election
Broad Coalition of Support Includes Independence Party and Working Families Party
Mayer Officially Announces Her Campaign for 93rd Assembly District
YONKERS, NY -- The Yonkers Democratic Committee overwhelmingly endorsed Shelley Mayer for the remaining term in representing the 93rd Assembly District. Mayer was nominated by Ward Leaders Ann Muro and Roberta Robinson-Frazier, both of whom praised Mayer for her experience and commitment to fighting for Yonkers. Mayer has initialized her campaign effort fortified with a broad coalition of support, which includes the Independence Party and Working Families Party; a testament to her ability to bring different groups together. The 93rd Assembly District was previously represented by the newly installed Mayor Mike Spano. Governor Andrew Cuomo has called a Special Election for March 20, 2012.
“I believe that we need a strong, progressive and experienced voice to represent our families, businesses, and neighborhoods. As someone who was born and raised in Yonkers, I know this City. And as someone who has extensive experience with the legislative process in Albany for over 25 years, I know how Albany works. We need a representative who will represent our values, advocate for our needs, and get things done in the State Legislature. On day one, I can hit the ground running to deliver for Yonkers,” said Shelley Mayer.
“Yonkers Democrats are proud to support Shelley Mayer for Assembly. Shelley is an experienced and progressive leader, dedicated to charting a new course for Yonkers and New York. We need proven leaders like Shelley who can work with our representatives in Albany to fight for our kids, our jobs, and our community," said Symra Brandon, Chairwoman of the Yonkers Democratic Committee
"Shelley Mayer is an experienced and effective leader who has the drive to deliver real results for Yonkers. In these tough economic times we need a fighter who can navigate the legislative process and make sure that working families receive their fair share. Shelley's proven ability to work with legislative leaders and unparallelled expertise make her an ideal advocate for Yonkers," said Reginald LaFayette, chairman of the Westchester County Democratic Committee.
“Mayer is a proven leader who can work with local representatives to make sure that Yonkers gets its fair share for education, economic development, and small businesses. Shelley is not only an advocate, but an expert in the legislative process, who can deliver real results," said Ken Jenkins, Chairman of the Westchester County Board of Legislators, and Vice-Chairman of the Black Democrats of Westchester.
"We have supported Shelley in the past and believe her experience and understanding of working families' issues, including small businesses and property tax relief, will be a great benefit to the people of Yonkers," said Patrick Welsh, Chairman of the Westchester chapter of the Working Families Party.
"Shelley Mayer's experience in government, commitment to civic life, and strong family values make her and ideal candidate to represent the people of Yonkers in the State Assembly. In all her years in government, she has always fought for the people of this state, and now we in Yonkers have an opportunity to have her all to ourselves. No one will work harder and be more effective," said Giulio Cavallo, Chairman of the Westchester County Independence Party.