POUND RIDGE, N.Y. -- Democrat Ali Boak announced Tuesday the launch of her campaign for state senate, calling for tougher ethics laws, tax relief, and a greater role for Westchester and Hudson Valley communities.
Boak, who served four years on the Pound Ridge Town Board, stated that she was running to return control of the State Senate to the people and give Westchester and the Hudson Valley a stronger voice in Albany.
“Voters are tired of the corruption and ethical scandals,” Boak said. “They’re tired of high taxes and empty promises, and they’re ready for change. So after giving this a lot of thought and talking with my family, I am launching my campaign for state senate, and I look forward to building a real grassroots effort to give our district the kind of senator it deserves.”
As state senator, Boak indicated that her priorities would be ethics reform and pocketbook issues faced by families in Dutchess, Putnam, and Westchester Counties.
“We see it every day, and we feel it in our communities,” said Boak. “Families pressured by high taxes, young people leaving because of a lack of good jobs, parents who worry about what kind of education their kids are getting and the cost of college—it’s all too much. And many of the people who are supposed to represent us and fight for us in Albany are either bought off by special interests or too caught up in their own scandals to get the job done.”
Boak is co-founder and executive director of the International Organization for Adolescents, an independent non-governmental organization that has been advancing the health and well-being of adolescents throughout the world since 1999. She resides with her husband and their four children in Pound Ridge.