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Westchester County Association
A new poll finds the race for the 35th District New York State Senate Seat is a tight one.
The new Westchester County Association/RNN-TV survey conducted by Iona College finds 44% of likely voters questioned support incumbent State Senator, Democrat Andrea Stewart-Cousins, while 37% say they would vote for Republican and political newcomer Liam McLaughlin. A total of 19% said they were undecided.
The Westchester County Association (WCA), a business-based membership organization committed to addressing public policy issues with respect to business advocacy and economic development, is urging voters to check out their website, calltoactioncampaign.org, to see whether candidates seeking election have signed the organization's pledge of commitment for reform.
The Call to Action Campaign, which was launched on May 20, seeks to have candidates sign a pledge asking candidates to commit to supporting a balanced budget, completed on time and without increased taxes,fees, assessment or borrowing, full disclosure of all outside income, and to vote against any unfunded mandates.
The WCA Call to Action Campaign Pledge is being sent to all incumbents and challengers seeking election on November 2. WCA President Bill Mooney says the campaign is not a partisan political witchhunt, but rather, "It's about businesses and taxpayers who want to save our state before it's too late."
Former New York City Mayor Ed Koch will join hundreds of business leaders and individuals from across Westchester Thursday to send a strong message to lawmakers in Albany to make substantive reforms.
Koch's appearance will highlight a rally organized by the Westchester County Association-- the area's leading business membership organization-- to kick off its "Call to Action Campaign" to press New York state legislators to control spending, lower taxes and consolidate services.
Koch tells Westchesternewsonline.com, "I believe, like never before, any incumbent who is arrogant today and takes his/her re-election campaign for granted, is not only arrogant, but also dumb!" Koch added, "And they will find that they will be thrown out of office, due to this rage among voters that goes on across the country and the incumbents are being kicked out."
The Westchester County Association (WCA) chose Tax Day, April 15, to launch its so called Call to Action Campaign. The initiative seeks to mobilize businesses and individuals from across Westchester to call on State legislators to control spending, lower taxes, consolidate services and "Bring common sense to State government."
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