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Pound Ridge Dems Endorse Buchwald in Assembly Race

POUND RIDGE, N.Y. – The Pound Ridge Democratic Committee has endorsed David Buchwald in his bid to be the Democratic candidate in the race for the 89th Assembly District and challenge incumbent Robert Castelli (R, C - Goldens Bridge) this November.

The committee endorsed Buchwald unanimously.

“David's strong credentials coupled with his commitment to our Westchester community made him an excellent choice,” said Roslyn Stone-Pollock, chair of the Pound Ridge Democratic Party. “He understands the issues that are important to us in Pound Ridge and has the background and experience to best represent us in Albany. David's work on the White Plains Common Council, the Metro-North advisory board, and in the community were important factors in our decision."

The Harrison Democratic Committee also endorsed Buchwald by a 17-1 vote.

The endorsements follow on the heels of the White Plains Democratic City Committee’s decision to back Buchwald by a vote of 67 to 1 last week.

Buchwald has also gained the support of a former challenger. Dr. Clifford Gevirtz, a Harrison anesthesiologist who had been seeking the Democratic nomination for the assembly seat and who withdrew prior to the Harrison vote.

"I support David Buchwald because he is a proven vote getter who has the right policies on economic development, the environment and transportation,” Gevirtz said. “He will represent not just Harrison but the entire assembly district with a true sense of caring about people and providing them a government they can be proud of.”

Buchwald is a member of the White Plains Common Council and also serves as chair of the White Plains Traffic Commission, a member of the Board of Trustees of the White Plains Historical Society and as one of Westchester County’s representatives on the Metro-North Railroad Commuter Council (MNRCC).

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