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I was disappointed to learn that Congressman Mondaire Jones will no longer represent Greenburgh in the United States Congress. Thanks to redistricting, the congressman has decided to run for a seat in a new district in New York City.
Congressman Jones was an exceptional representative who worked hard for our district. Besides fighting for progressive values, the congressman helped the Town of Greenburgh receive a $1 million grant from the federal government to build a new sidewalk on Dobbs Ferry Road, an initiative that will make walking safer for pedestrians and residents who don’t have cars. We asked the congressman for help and he not only tried, but he succeeded in helping our community.
During the Afghanistan crisis last year, the congressman’s office did an amazing job helping a refugee I was trying to help escape the Taliban. Unlike many elected officials who go through the motions making you think they are helping, the congressman did much more. The congressman’s office was in constant contact with a military liaison who stayed in touch with the woman trying to escape until she was on the plane in Kabul. Thanks to Congressman Jones’ staff a second chance in life was given to the cousin of an Ossining resident who was escaping the Taliban.
Congressman Jones has fought hard for infrastructure funding, which is helping local governments. He has fought hard for progressive initiatives from healthcare reforms, helping the hungry and fighting to change Washington, bringing people together.
I hope that Congressman Jones is successful in winning election to Congress in a new district. I will be happy to spread the word to New York City residents who might not be familiar with what an excellent public servant the congressman is.
Greenburgh Town Supervisor
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