David Buchwald Submits Most Signatures to Qualify for The Ballot in NY-17 Congressional Race

WESTCHESTER, NY -- 3,858 registered Democrats in New York’s 17th Congressional District signed petitions for New York State Assemblymember David Buchwald to qualify for the ballot as a Democratic candidate to succeed Congresswoman Nita Lowey. Buchwald exceeded the required signature threshold of 375 by ten times and by far submitted the highest number of signatures of any NY-17 candidate to the New York State Board of Elections. It is the latest sign of Buchwald’s growing grassroots support from Democrats across the district. 

  • David Buchwald: 3858
  • Allison Fine: 1977
  • Evelyn Farkas 1780
  • Mondaire Jones: 1655
  • David Carlucci: 1657
  • Adam Schleifer: 1237
  • Asha Castleberry-Hernandez: 956
  • Catherine Parker: 604

“Grassroots support has been critical to every campaign I have run,” said Buchwald, who previously was elected to the White Plains Common Council and won election four times to the New York State Assembly, the first time against a Republican incumbent. “I listen to area residents and build broad coalitions of support. In these unprecedented times, so much has changed, including campaigning. What has not changed is the need to work together as a community. To everyone who helped in this effort, thank you.”  

Raised in Westchester, Buchwald is in his fourth term as a member of the New York State Assembly and has sponsored 70 pieces of legislation that have become law. Last year, Assemblymember Buchwald 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.