MOUNT VERNON FORWARD
Mount Vernon Forward, a diverse coalition of concerned Democrats, is kicking off its campaign to continue making progress for a better future for Mount Vernon by endorsing a slate of dedicated candidates for City Council.
The Mount Vernon Forward endorsed candidates for Mount Vernon City Council are: Danielle Browne, Cathlin Gleason, and Edward Poteat - committed Democrats working together to make sure Mount Vernon continues to move forward.
Leadership can pull people together to do great things. I’ve seen that in business, in the law, and in the nonprofit community. And as a Division One college player, I saw it on the basketball court. Selfless leadership - making that extra pass, lifting your teammates with your work ethic - can absolutely change the game. That’s a lesson I learned on the court here in Mount Vernon, at Columbia, and during my time as an executive for the WNBA’s Atlanta Dream, a pro team named in honor of Dr. King’s famous dream.
This is my dream - a city that works together, and a government that values unity, integrity and professionalism. As a lawyer and business owner, I believe deeply in Mount Vernon. As a member of the police reform commission, I believe change is absolutely necessary. And as a candidate for City Council, I believe it’s time for the voices of a new generation to rise - we must involve young people in our shared future. As your representative, I will bring innovation and fresh ideas to the city. I will work tirelessly to move Mount Vernon Forward.
Mount Vernon is a city built on hard work. I’ve seen it first-hand, working side by side with proud neighbors helping others through community service and volunteer work. I’ve seen it in local businesses. And I’ve seen it block by block, neighborhood by neighborhood, in the city where I was born and raised. In the place that I love. I will work shoulder to shoulder with you as your representative - to make Mount Vernon a better place.
We are a city that has produced pioneers of their industries, stars of the arts and sporting world, great writers and brilliant leaders. We are near to the bustle of New York City - and facing the challenges of any city - yet we are also a haven apart and must preserve our green space and special character. Mount Vernon must build on our progress, on our unique location and heritage. And we must have leaders who will put the community interest above their own. That is why I am running for Mount Vernon City Council, because I believe in a better Mount Vernon.
Mount Vernon is the jewel of Westchester. Our diversity and our people are the strength of this city. We are blessed with location. With access to transportation and commercial infrastructure. With open space and beautiful residential homes. What we lack is a unity of purpose. There is too much infighting, too many rivalries, too many bad news stories about city government. I am running to help change that narrative.
True leaders are public servants whose sole job is to serve their constituents and not themselves. As an experienced professional in urban planning, I have worked with many public officials. It is my calling to make sure that communities pull together to encourage development that works for everyone. We need that in Mount Vernon. We must have a master plan, and we must work together. I know that changing the narrative won’t be easy. But I intend to bring a persistent, fighting spirit to the City Council to help my neighbors and build for a better future.