David Buchwald is a candidate for New York's 93rd Assembly District on the Democratic, Independence and Working Families Party lines. He's running to create good middle-class jobs here in Westchester, lower our taxes, fight for our values and partner with Governor Cuomo to make Albany work for us.
David is a member of the White Plains Common Council and has been an advocate for the environment, senior citizens, and enhanced budget scrutiny. David has authored legislation strengthening the City’s Code of Ethics, combating illegal dumping, improving sidewalk snow removal and establishing the ability of Council Members to have unpaid interns. David has also served as Chairman of the White Plains Traffic Commission where he has worked to promote efficient traffic rules, pedestrian safety, bicycle access and sensible on-street parking rules.
After graduating from Yale University, where he received a B.S. in Physics, David worked for three years at the Manhattan offices of NERA, an economics research firm headquartered in White Plains. At NERA, David’s research focused on antitrust economics ranging across numerous industries, from cable to music to retail stores. David then went on to receive a J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School and a Masters of Public Policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government. Today David works in the tax department of the law firm of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, where he represents both business and pro bono clients in need of tax advice.
In November 2009, David was elected to the White Plains Common Council, where he represents the 57,000 residents of the City of White Plains. For over fifteen years, David has been active in government and Democratic politics. David has twice interned on Capitol Hill, for Congresswoman Nita Lowey and the Senate Science and Technology Caucus. In 2004 he served as the Director of Issues Research for the successful George Latimer for Assembly campaign. He is a member and former Corresponding Secretary of the White Plains Democratic City Committee. David is pro-choice, fiscally moderate and a supporter of open government.
David is active in his local community. Among other activities, he is on the Board of Trustees of the White Plains Historical Society and is a former board member of the White Plains Downtown Residents Association. He has also been a volunteer at the White Plains clinic of the Westchester County Earned Income Tax Credit Program, where he has helped low- and lower-middle-income residents in filling out their tax returns. In June of 2008, David was appointed by Governor David Paterson to serve as one of Westchester County’s representatives on the Metro-North Railroad Commuter Council (MNRCC), an oversight and advisory body that seeks to improve the railroad’s services and responsiveness to the needs of riders. Since 2010, David has served as Chairman of the MNRCC during which time he has spoken out against fare increases and successfully pushed for quiet cars on trains and a pending Metro-North Pledge to Riders.
David grew up in Larchmont, New York and attended the Mamaroneck public schools. David has lived in White Plains for ten years. White Plains is also the home of his parents, as well as of his sister, a psychologist at Westchester Medical Center, and his brother-in-law.
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