Westchester Coalition Rallies in Support
of Assemblymember Nathalia Fernandez
Campaign for State Senate
Recently, Sen. Shelley Mayer, Assemblymember Amy Paulin, Westchester County Executive George Latimer, Westchester Deputy County Executive Ken Jenkins, Westchester County Legislator Terry Clements, Pelham Town Councilwoman Maura Curtin, Chair of the Westchester County Democratic Committee Suzanne Berger, Mayor of Mt. Vernon Shawyn Patterson-Howard and Bronx Democratic Chairperson Sen. Jamaal Bailey rallied in support of Assemblymember Nathalia Fernandez’s campaign for State Senate District 34. These endorsers were outspoken in support of AM Fernandez and emphasized that she is the ideal candidate to take on the issues facing Westchester communities.
As the August 23 State Senate primary rapidly approaches, it is clear that AM Fernandez has the support and drive it takes to deliver real results for the 34th Senate District. The Assemblymember’s priorities for the district include building resilience against climate change, strengthening local business, increasing transit access and funding the districts’ schools.
“I am honored to receive the support of a critical political coalition in Westchester” said Assemblymember Nathalia Fernandez. “I look forward to working with all levels of government in this part of the district to bring climate resilience, good jobs and education funding to my constituents. I look forward to working with you all and achieving real, tangible change.”
“Assemblymember Nathalia Fernandez has a record we can be proud of. Women’s Reproductive Rights are an important issue and we know Nathalia Fernandez will be there for us and for all people of Westchester,” said Westchester County Democratic Committee Chair Suzanne Berger.
“Nathalia has already shown that she knows how to get things done in the state legislature. It takes persistence, not just rhetoric. It takes the ability to work cooperatively with people of all different backgrounds and all different locations. If you want to send the best possible person to be your state legislator, Nathalia represents those values and those skills that are needed.” said Westchester County Executive George Latimer.
“The fact of the matter is that Nathalia has shown that she is effective at communicating with colleagues and getting things done. Westchester has been affected by her larger experience. She will make sure that we can continue to deliver for the people in Westchester and The Bronx,” said Westchester County Deputy Executive Ken Jenkins.
“The unique opportunity of having Nathalia Fernandez in the senate is that she brings two sets of skills. The ability to relate to her constituents, ordinary hardworking people in our communities that want someone who hears their voice and respects them, and the ability to get things done.” said Senator Shelley Mayer, “She has been an effective Assemblymember and she’s going to bring those skills directly to the senate.”
“Nathalia has been my partner on so many issues during our tenure together in the Assembly. She’s demonstrated leadership, creativity and a commitment to her constituents. She has been a voice to count on, a voice that’s loud and strong and I’m excited to continue working with her as our state senator,” said Assemblywoman Amy Paulin.
“I’ve been out in the community with Nathalia. She listens and answers questions. It’s very important that we have a person in the senate that is out in the field knowing what’s going on and is responding to what people need right now. She is that candidate that’s doing that.” said Westchester County Legislator Terry Clements, “She is the voice of the people right here in New Rochelle and in Pelham and Pelham Manor.”
“From my work with Nathalia I have learned that she is passionate about education, about health and about fixing our economy and making sure we have financial equity in our communities.” said Mayor Shawn Patterson-Howard, “New Rochelle, like Mount Vernon has environmental issues and she has been one who has supported environmental justice throughout our region. She has boots on the ground and she represents all of her constituents, not just some of her constituents.”
“Nathalia has been an amazing partner. I’ve lived in this area for many years and noticed that Nathalia Fernandez represents all parts of the district: City Island, Pelham Parkway, Morris Park, Edgewater, Throggs Neck.” said Councilwoman Maura Curtin. “This election is about experience. We need Nathalia in the state senate seat,”
“Westchester and The Bronx share similar concerns. When you have someone who has represented diverse areas in the state assembly, who understands the difference between Morris Park and Tracy Towers, they’re certainly going to understand how the south end of New Rochelle and Pelham need the same attention as Edgewater Park.” said Senator Jamaal Bailey. “There is no one better suited to do that than Nathalia Fernandez. She understands community, consistency and caring. We know what it takes to accomplish great things in the state legislature and I ask you to look no further than soon-to-be Senator Nathalia Fernandez.”