Westchester Board of Legislators Chairman Ken Jenkins, D-Yonkers, won a vote of the Ossining Democratic Town Committee Monday, his campaign announced. The vote indicates he will have the support of the majority of district leaders from the town on April 24 in the county convention that will decide who will take on Republican County Executive Rob Astorino.
The vote was 72 percent for Jenkins and 28 percent for New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson. Legislator Bill Ryan, D-White Plains is also running.
“The vote in Ossining was significant—and not just because of the landslide result,” his campaign said in an email to supporters. “This vote took place in a town outside of either candidate’s home base, so it shows Ken’s ability to win everywhere in the County, just as he has been notching endorsements from elected Democratic leaders all across Westchester, north and south.”
Thomasina Laidley-Brown, the Town of Ossining Democratic Chairwoman, said in the statement: “Ken Jenkins is clearly our strongest choice for County Executive. He’s got a record of standing up for Democratic values on issue after issue and fighting for the middle class. That’s exactly what we need in a County Executive. Ken is an exciting candidate who can turn out all those Democrats who stayed home on Election Day 2009.”
Bramson won a vote of the Cortlandt committee earlier this month.
Photo: Board of Legislators Chairman Ken Jenkins