I support Evelyn Farkas for Congress in the June 23rd Democratic primary election.
Once elected, Farkas will not need on-the-job training to be an effective advocate for our district. She is the only candidate with congressional legislative experience. For seven years she was part of the senior staff that drafted legislation for the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee.
Evelyn also served in the executive branch, having been appointed by President Obama to be deputy assistant secretary of defense for Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia.
Because of her experience, Evelyn has been endorsed by current members of Congress such as Seth Moulton of Massachusetts, Marcy Kaptur of Ohio, Lois Frankel of Florida, Annie Kuster of New Hampshire, Julia Brownley of California and Tom Malinowski of New Jersey. This is the sort of national network that will allow her to get things done for her New York constituents.
In addition, Evelyn has the endorsements of former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, former Secretary of State John Kerry and President Obama’s Chief of Staff Denis McDonough.
As a Westchester County native and resident, Evelyn is fully aware of our local issues, such as the safety and economic concerns related to the decommissioning of Indian Point nuclear plant. I have read her detailed plans on this issue on evelynforny.com, her campaign website.
For these reasons and more, I support Evelyn Farkas in the June 23rd primary.