David Buchwald Endorsed by College Democrats of New York Senior Leadership
Endorsement Follows College Democrats’ NY-17 Candidate Forum
LOWER HUDSON VALLEY, N.Y. -- Today, Assemblymember David Buchwald, running for Congress in New York’s 17th Congressional District to succeed U.S. Rep. Nita Lowey, was endorsed by the President and Vice President of the College Democrats of New York. The endorsement follows the group’s recent candidate forum for NY-17 congressional candidates, and is another sign of Buchwald’s growing support from true-blue New York Democrats and stakeholders with less than five weeks until the June 23rd Democratic primary. Just last week, his campaign earned two major endorsements: 32BJ SEIU and the New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA).
“On progressive issues that matter to us, David Buchwald has a real record of accomplishments,” said College Democrats of New York President Destiny Hallenback and College Democrats of New York Vice President Lejing Lin. “From taking on the Trump Administration, to advocating for women’s reproductive rights, students and New Yorkers can count on him to get the job done. Time and time again, David has been there for college students and his entire community. We’re proud to support David Buchwald for Congress because he’s a proven progressive who will represent everyone’s voice in Washington.”
The student leaders join a 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, Hudson Valley Stonewall Democrats, New York State Senator James Skoufis, multiple New York State Assemblymembers (Amy Paulin, Gary Pretlow, Daniel 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, 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 sponsored over 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.