POUND RIDGE, N.Y. – Pound Ridge Town Board candidate Alison Boak has received the endorsement of The Eleanor Roosevelt Legacy.
Founded in 2001 by former New York State Democratic Committee Chair Judith Hope, Eleanor’s Legacy was designed to build a new generation of pro-choice Democratic female candidates, informed voters and activists in New York State.
“The Eleanor Roosevelt Legacy Committee’s endorsement is very important support to my campaign,” said Boak, who is running unopposed in next week’s election. “I am extremely grateful to Eleanor’s Legacy."
Since its founding, Eleanor’s Legacy has helped elect more than 500 women to state and local office across New York State and equipped more than 1,100 women with the skills they need to run and win. Eleanor’s Legacy endorses progressive female candidates with a demonstrated commitment to upholding a woman’s right to choose and to promoting the values of the Democratic Party. To be eligible, a candidate must be pro-choice, female, and an enrolled Democrat running for state or local office in the state of New York.
In 2011, the Board received more than 100 applications from candidates in 27 New York counties.
"We are thrilled to be supporting such outstanding women during this critical election,” Hope said. “Now, when we need a sensible government more than ever, it is crucial that women’s voices are represented.”