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Lauren Marie Wohl Announces Candidacy for Clarkstown Town Clerk

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NEW CITY, NY – Lauren Marie Wohl, a Clarkstown political rising star announces candidacy for Clarkstown Town Clerk.

Wohl, a mother of three girls who attend Clarkstown schools and is a wife to an NYPD Officer. She has extensive work experience in management in the private sector. Over the last 3 years, she has created an extremely influential Facebook group that is dedicated to informing the public about news in the community.

The election for Clarkstown Clerk is in 2021.

Wohl posted the following on social media:

THROWING MY HAT IN THE RING FOR 2021 LET’S GO!

After careful consideration and with the blessing of my family, I am announcing my candidacy for the Clarkstown Town Clerk position. I will be seeking the nomination from the Republican Party to run in the 2021 election.

Over the next few months I will provide a detailed explanation on why I think it’s time for a change in the Town Clerk’s office and what I propose to do differently. To start, I’d like to give Clarkstown’s residents some important background on who I am.

About Me:

I am a homeowner and resident of New City since 2009.
I am of Cuban/Italian descent, and my maiden name is Fernandez.
I am the mother of three beautiful girls, who attend public school in Clarkstown.
I am the wife of a man who supports me in every way I could ask for.
I am a fighter when I feel a fight needs to be had.
I have been a voice for those who feel they must stay silent.
I am a supporter of those who have led the charge for positive change in our community.
I am a woman who knows there is no limit to what can be achieved with hard work and a motivated team of people of working together.
I worked hard for everything I have in my life. Nothing was handed to me and I take nothing for granted.
I am not a politician; I am a person just like you, who wants better government in order to secure a better future for our families.

My Experience:

I was raised in a single parent home where money was tight. At the age of 15, I went to work out of necessity to help my family survive.
At 16 years old, I was offered an entry level job working for the Director of Operations at large security company in Pleasantville, NY. I grabbed coffee, took notes, and learned all there was to know about the company.
After a few years of working as hard as possible to prove myself, I began to move up the ladder.

When the Director of Operations retired, I was offered his position at the tender age of 22.
I served for 12 years as the Director of Operations and the company flourished into a multi-million-dollar company that had expanded across the country.

I managed over 2,000 employees and was responsible for fleet management, pistol licensing, compliance, overseeing payroll, purchasing, and budgeting. I created and executed safety plans for clients such as MBIA Insurance and Greenwich American Center. After 9/11, I was tasked with developing an emergency plan for the New York Mercantile Exchange. I learned every aspect of running a successful organization, but most importantly I developed the skills needed to effectively solve problems.

In 2014 I decided to leave the company, on an incredibly good note, for no other reason than to spend more time with my children and family.

Why I’m The Right Person For The Office Of Town Clerk:

To put it simply, I love helping people! As many know I am the creator and one of the administrators for a Facebook group called Clarkstown Community Uncensored. The reason I started the group was to hear opinions left, right, and center. I wanted to hear all points of view on the issues that matter in our town. As this group grew, more and more people started to organize to tackle and address issues throughout not just Clarkstown, but the whole county. People of all backgrounds came together to help improve our community. I was inspired by that cooperative spirit and the positive accomplishments that were achieved in helping others.

I have always tried to be fair and balanced in my assessment of the issues and political candidates regardless of party affiliation. There is no reason why people cannot talk civilly and debate respectfully. I am not a politician. I am simply a person who wants to serve our community and if you elect me to represent you, I assure you I will never stray from my moral compass.

As a Town Clerk, I will be there face to face with people who need help. I am not the type of person that would turn you away if you walked in with a complaint that does not fall under my jurisdiction. I am the type of person to make sure it gets taken care of, even if that means bringing an issue to the Town Board and possibly rattling some cages. I want to be an ear and a voice for you, and I humbly ask for your support in the 2021 election year, to do just that.

Please Like and Share, to support me!
https://www.facebook.com/LaurenMarieWohl/?modal=admin_todo_tour

Yours Truly,
Lauren Marie Wohl

Video of Wohl addressing the Rockland County Legislature in September of 2019 – 

 

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Congressman Mondaire Jones Announces Endorsements for Democratic Candidates in Westchester and Rockland Counties

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 NYACK, NY – Congressman Mondaire Jones announced his formal endorsement of 80 candidates across New York’s 17th Congressional District ahead of the November 2nd General Election. The full slate can be found below.

“The last year has made clear the critical role local elected officials play in enacting and implementing federal policies here at home,” said Jones. “Now, more than ever, we need leaders at every level of government committed to doing the hard work to deliver for the people of Westchester and Rockland Counties. This incredible slate of candidates — some of whom are running for office for the first time, others who have been hard at work for years — represent the leadership our communities need and deserve as we work to Build Back Better. I’m thrilled to endorse them and I look forward to partnering with them to deliver for all of our constituents.”

Since his swearing-in in January, Jones has been a leading voice in Washington. He was elected unanimously by his colleagues as Freshman Representative to House Democratic Leadership, and he was appointed a Deputy Whip of the Congressional Progressive Caucus and Co-Chair of the LGBTQ Equality Caucus. He serves on the House Judiciary, Education and Labor, and Ethics Committees, where he has established himself as a leader on issues of democracy reform, civil rights, child care, and climate. In April, Jones launched his leadership committee, Policy is Personal PAC, which has endorsed three candidates in federal races.

The full list of candidates is as follows:

Nancy Barr – Westchester County Legislator District 6
Richard Becker – Cortlandt Town Supervisor
Rachel Berkey – Harrison Town Board Member
Judge Robert Berliner – New York State Supreme Court
Judith Beville – Greenburgh Town Clerk
Anne Bianchi – Mt. Kisco Trustee
Joe Bonanno – Mt. Pleasant Supervisor
Catherine Borgia – Westchester County Legislator District 9
Jennifer Bounds – New Castle Town Board Member
Ben Boykin – Westchester County Legislator District 5
Justin Brasch – White Plains Common Councilmember
Karen Brown – Mayor of Tarrytown
Debra Carter – Cortlandt Receiver of Taxes
Jose Castaneda – Rye Town Justice
Aviah Cohen Pierson – Yorktown Town Justice 
James Creighton – Cortlandt Town Board Member 
Judge Christie D’Alessio – New York State Supreme Court
Thomas Davis – New York State Supreme Court
Max DiFabio – Rye Town Justice
Dwight Douglas – Peekskill City Councilmember
Paul Feiner – Greenburgh Town Supervisor
Ramon Fernandez – Peekskill City Councilmember
Vedat Gashi – Westchester County Legislator District 4
Ilan “Lanny” Gilbert – Yorktown Town Board Member
Frank Gordon – Mayor of Harrison
Jeffrey Greenberg – Clarkstown Town Supervisor
Gabrielle Hamilton – Ossining Town Councilmember
Ellen Hendrickx – Greenburgh Town Board Member
Samuel Hernandez – Clarkstown Town Board Member
Sherry Horowitz – Croton-on-Hudson Trustee
Venita Howard – Greenburgh Receiver of Taxes
James Hyer – New York State Supreme Court
Tim Idoni – Westchester County Clerk
Cristin Jacoby – Cortlandt Town Board Member 
David Kim – Tarrytown Village Trustee
David Koenigsberg – Dobbs Ferry Village Justice
George Latimer – Westchester County Executive
Dana Levenberg – Ossining Town Supervisor
Omar Lopez – Ossining Village Trustee
Tony Markus – Mt. Kisco Town Justice
John Martin – White Plains Common Councilmember 
Holly McCall – New Castle Town Supervisor
Becky McGovern – Tarrytown Village Trustee
Vivian McKenzie – Mayor of Peekskill
Nabeela McLeod – Clarkstown Town Justice
Mary Morrison Rodriguez – Stony Point Town Board Member
Lori Morton – New Castle Town Board Member
Bonnie Orden – Greenburgh Town Justice
Catherine Parker – Westchester County Legislator District 7
Vishnu Patel – Yorktown Town Board Member
Karine Patiño – Mt. Kisco Trustee
Michael Patino – Dobbs Ferry Village Trustee
Rich Payne – White Plains Common Councilmember
Holly Perlowitz – Ossining Receiver of Taxes
Effie Phillips-Staley – Tarrytown Village Trustee
Erika Pierce – Westchester County Legislator District 2 
Aimee Pollak – Clarkstown Town Justice
Brian Pugh – Mayor of Croton-on-Hudson
Judge Thomas Quinones – New York State Supreme Court
Kimberly Ragazzo – Cortlandt Town Justice
Jeff Rednick – Rye Town Justice
Barry Reiter – North Castle Town Councilmember
Tom Roach – Mayor of White Plains
Alejandro Rosales – Croton-on-Hudson Trustee
Shari Rosen Ascher – Dobbs Ferry Village Trustee
Matthew Rosenberg – Dobbs Ferry Village Trustee
Vincent Rossillo – Mayor of Dobbs Ferry
Lauren Schimko – Stony Point Town Board Member
Robert Scott – Peekskill City Councilmember
Laroue Shatzkin – Cortlandt Town Clerk
Francis Sheehan – Greenburgh Town Board Member
MaryJane Shimsky – Westchester County Legislator District 12 
Colin Smith – Westchester County Legislator District 1 
Justin Sweet – Clarkstown Town Clerk
Bruce Tucker – Mayor of Piermont
David W. Vinjamuri – Westchester County Legislator District 3 
L’Tanya Watkins – Rockland County Executive
Michael Weinberg – New Castle Town Board Member
Adam Weiner – Harrison Town Board Member
Jewel Williams Johnson – Westchester County Legislator District 8

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Rockland County PBA Endorse Diviny and Donohue for Orangetown Town Council

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ORANGETOWN, NY – Rockland County PBA announces the endorsement of Tom Diviny and Brian Donohue for Orangetown Town Council.

“Your commitment to the law enforcement community is well recognized and we believe you are well qualified to serve the people of the Town of Orangetown. We look forward to continuing to work with you towards the same goal of a safer Town of Orangetown.” said Rockland County PBA President Larry Ayers.

First Elected in 2009, Tom Diviny is a lifelong Orangetown resident and a 1988 graduate of Pearl River High School. He is a small business owner, married his wife Joy, another lifelong Orangetown resident, and Pearl River High School graduate, in 2006. Tom and Joy live in Pearl River with their two children, Addison and Finn. Tom’s brother Tim, sisters Ellen and Tara, and mother Grace, all live in Rockland.

Brian Donohue is a partner in a Home Health Care Company helping the elderly live independently in their homes and employing over 40 people locally. Brian is also a teaching assistant in the Clarkstown school district.

After graduating from the University of Scranton in 1994, he began a successful 20-year career with Bear Stearns / JPMorgan, culminating as Managing Director for the institutional equity trading division.

Brian and his wife Colleen, a community health nurse at Nyack Home Care, are 18-year residents of Pearl River, where they raise their three children Ryan, Brendan, and Caitlyn. Brian has also volunteered his time coaching his children’s sports teams, as well as serving as a board member on the Pearl River High School Lacrosse Attack Club.

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