David Buchwald Endorsed by Westchester County Legislator Kitley Covill
Buchwald’s In-District Support Grows Even More
LOWER HUDSON VALLEY, N.Y. -- Today, Westchester County Legislator Kitley Covill (D-Mt. Kisco) endorsed Assemblymember David Buchwald’s campaign for New York’s 17th Congressional District to succeed U.S. Representative Nita Lowey. She has deep roots in Westchester and represents much of Northeastern Westchester, including Mount Kisco.
“During his years of service to our community as our New York State Assemblyman, David Buchwald has championed our shared Westchester values,” said Covill. “He is smart and dedicated, and I know he will continue to work hard on behalf of his constituents in Washington. I am proud to endorse David Buchwald for Congress because this is no time for on-the-job training, this is time for a leader who will deliver for all of us.
“Having the support of industrious and committed local leaders like Legislator Covill is how we win this race,” said Buchwald. “With voters casting absentee ballots, the campaign’s broad coalition of support positions us with the best ability to represent residents from across the district. In Washington, I’ll keep working with county government to ensure every constituent has their voice heard in our nation's capital.”
Covill joins an ever-growing coalition of more than 70 groups and individuals supporting Buchwald, including the New York State Nurses Association, 32BJ SEIU, Communications Workers of America, New York State Professional Firefighters Fifth Division, Hudson Valley Stonewall Democrats, New York State Senator James Skoufis, multiple New York State Assemblymembers (Sandy Galef, Amy Paulin, Gary Pretlow, Danny O'Donnell, Victor Pichardo, and Nader Sayegh), Westchester County Clerk Tim Idoni, Westchester County Board of Legislators Chairman Ben Boykin, Former NY-17 Democratic Congressional Candidate and Westchester County Legislator Catherine Borgia, Westchester County Legislator Colin Smith, White Plains Mayor Tom Roach among dozens of local elected officials, and seven local Democratic Committees representing more than 55,000 registered Democratic voters.
Buchwald is in his fourth term as a member of the New York State Assembly and has passed 70 pieces of legislation that have become law. Last year, he introduced and passed the New York TRUST Act, which enables the U.S. Congress to request the New York State tax returns of top government officials -- a law which Donald Trump is now suing to block. Previously, he served on the White Plains Common Council, worked as an economics researcher on antitrust issues, and practiced tax law in New York.