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A longtime educator-turned-attorney announced Monday afternoon that she is running for the 37th state Senate District this fall in hopes of unseating a popular incumbent.
Republican Tricia Lindsay, who taught in the New York City and Yonkers school systems for 24 years and also served as an administrator, entered the race against Democratic Sen. Shelley Mayer with a video announcement.
In her message, Lindsay, a Harrison resident, said she is a strong believer in the power of the individual to overcome adversity and that education can be the great equalizer, but too many have been left behind.
“I’ve seen the challenges that we face,” Lindsay said. “I’ve watched the targeting of our children, the attack on the family and the erosion of parental rights, an invasion into every area of our lives and the untethered assault on our constitution. With that I have come to realize that I cannot afford to wait any longer for change, and I cannot sit idly by while our communities are overlooked, our children’s futures are jeopardized and our shared potential is left untapped.”
Lindsay is the first candidate to publicly announce for the 37th Senate District, which stretches from a portion of Yonkers, includes many of the Sound Shore communities and into Harrison and North Castle.
She has a private law practice, which includes civil rights and constitutional law, along with wills, trusts and estates and family law, according to her website.
Lindsay’s announcement comes a few weeks before the start of the petitioning period where candidates must collect signatures in order to qualify to get on the ballot.
Mayer initially won the state Senate seat in a special election in April 2018, that had been occupied by George Latimer, a few months after Latimer took over as Westchester County executive. The district, like much of southern and central Westchester has been overwhelmingly in the Democrats’ favor.
Mayer has chaired the crucial Education Committee in the Senate
In Lindsay’s two-and-a-half-minute video announcement and press release she did not mention Mayer or allude to her opponent.
All state legislature seats will be up for election this year and carry two-year terms.
Correction: In the original version of this article, it was incorrectly reported that Tricia Lindsay lives in Mount Vernon. She is a resident of Harrison. The Examiner regrets the error.
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