I’ll fight to create good middle class jobs here in Westchester. Communities across our district are poised to become centers of job creation and I am a strong advocate for innovative economic development. I worked as an economic analyst, and that gives me keen insight into what it takes to grow the economy. We also need to make sure we have electrical and transportation infrastructure that residents and businesses can rely on.
I’ll fight for our values. Here in Westchester, we have a proud, bipartisan tradition of defending the environment, a woman’s right to choose, and equal rights for all our citizens and I’ll continue to defend them.
I successfully pushed for ethics reform in Albany so that corrupt officials no longer benefit from taxpayer-funded pensions. I have a record of doing what I believe is right regardless of whether it was politically convenient or easy. That is why I was the lead sponsor in the Assembly of a state constitutional amendment to strip public officials of their state pensions when they are convicted of a felony involving a violation of the public trust. On November 7, 2017, this effort came to a culmination when New York State voters overwhelmingly approved my pension forfeiture amendment to the state constitution. Yet, there is more work to be done. And I won’t let up. I am constantly seeking ways to improve services and make government more efficient. I always put my constituents first.