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President Barack Obama Endorses Mondaire Jones for Congress in NY-17

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NYACK, NY – President Barack Obama has announced his endorsement of Mondaire Jones, Democratic nominee in New York’s 17th Congressional District, in his first slate of endorsements this cycle. Jones is looking to replace veteran lawmaker Representative Nita Lowey and, when elected, will make U.S. history as the first openly gay, black member of Congress.

“I’m proud to endorse this diverse and hopeful collection of thoughtful, empathetic, and highly qualified Democrats,” said President Barack Obama. “Together, these candidates will help us redeem our country’s promise by sticking up for working class people, restoring fairness and opportunity to our system, and fighting for the good of all Americans — not just those at the top. They make me optimistic not just about our party’s chances in November, but about our country’s future long after that. So if you’re in one of their districts or states, make sure you vote for them this fall. And if you can, vote early — by mail or in person.”

“It is a great honor to receive this endorsement from a man who helped inspire me to run for office, and who knows a thing or two about making history,” said NY-17 Democratic nominee Mondaire Jones. “It was not too long ago that I was knocking on doors for then-Senator Obama in Nevada, during his first run for President. One year later, I was a young staffer working for President Obama in the Department of Justice on judicial nominations and reforming our criminal legal system. As a member of Congress, I look forward to continuing that important work in an even bolder way.”

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Dutchess County Exec and 2018 NY Gov Candidate Marc Molinaro Endorses Aidan Rowan for Stony Point Town Council

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STONY POINT, NY – 2018 New York Gubernatorial candidate and Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro endorses Aidan Rowan for Stony Point Town Council. Rowan, 19, is looking to make history as one of the youngest elected officials in Rockland County history. Similar to Molinaro, Rowan has been involved in politics since a very young age.

“I am thrilled to endorse Aidan Rowan for Stony Point Town Council. Aidan is a remarkable young man with deep commitment to serving his community. He was an invaluable asset to my gubernatorial campaign and I know he will be even more passionate when fighting to preserve Stony Point. I was elected Mayor at 19 years old, and I look forward to watching Aidan blaze his own path as one of the youngest elected officials in the country, ushering in new leadership.” – Marc Molinaro.

With the endorsement from Dutchess County Executive Molinaro, this is Rowan’s second major endorsement from a New York Republican Figure. In April, Rowan was endorsed by former Congresswoman Nan Hayworth.

“Thank you Marc for endorsing me! I had the pleasure of working hard for the Molinaro campaign in past years! And now I’m privileged to have Marc on Team Aidan!” said Rowan on a post on Facebook.

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Leslie Kahn, Candidate for Clarkstown Justice Voting at Clarkstown Town Hall

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Leslie Kahn is on the ballot for the June 22, 2021 Primary Election on the Democratic, Republican, Conservative and Working Families. If elected, Kahn would be the first female Justice in Town of Clarkstown history.

Below is a short bio for Leslie Kahn:

I have been a practicing attorney for thirty years and have dedicated my career to serving the public. I am currently the Town Attorney for the Town of Clarkstown where I counsel the Town Boards and Commissions on legal issues. I prepare local laws and resolutions and assist with the defense of lawsuits brought against the Town. I also prosecute violators of the Town Code and have significantly increased the number of prosecutions related to building and zoning code violations.

Prior to my employment with the Town of Clarkstown, I was a prosecutor in the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office for twenty five years. I concentrated in the areas of domestic violence, juvenile crimes, alternative to incarceration programs and gun violence. I have extensive litigation experience having tried hundreds of cases, both felonies and misdemeanors. I have also presented numerous cases to the grand jury and trained Assistant District Attorney’s in case management and trial preparation.

During my tenure with the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office I held the positions of Bureau Chief of Domestic Violence, Chief of Firearms Prosecution and Chief of Adolescent Diversion Programs. I am extremely familiar with specialized courts as I was involved in creating the first juvenile domestic violence court in the nation as well as the integrated domestic violence court and the adolescent diversion court in Brooklyn.

I moved to Clarkstown in 1998 with my husband Paul, a lifelong resident. We have three boys, Michael, Steven and Zachary who attended the Clarkstown Central School District where I volunteered with various committees. I am a member of the Rockland County Bar Association and the Rockland County Women’s Bar Association. I also served on the Board of Directors for the Rockland County Jewish Community Center.

Throughout my career, I’ve dedicated myself to serving the public, ensuring justice and equality for all New Yorkers, and enforcing our laws without fear or favor. As Town Justice, I will use my experience, my integrity, and my compassion to apply the law fairly and make sure Clarkstown remains a great place to live for all of our families.rocklandreport.com

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