Hispanic Democrats of Westchester Endorse Congressman Jamaal Bowman for Re-Election

Congressman Jamaal Bowman

The Hispanic Democrats of Westchester have endorsed Congressman Jamaal Bowman for re-election in New York’s 16th Congressional District. The Hispanic Democrats of Westchester is a political organization that was established over 40 years ago that works to empower the burgeoning Hispanic community of Westchester County through voter education, increasing voter registration, and cultivating and supporting Hispanic candidates, as well as candidates who are supportive of the issues confronting the Hispanic community. 26 percent of constituents in NY-16 identify as Latino, a percentage that has grown due to this year’s redistricting. 


“The Hispanic Democrats of Westchester are proud to endorse incumbent Congressman Jamaal Bowman for re-election this fall,” said Robin Bikkal and Ximena Francella, Co-chairs of Hispanic Democrats of Westchester.


 “Congressman Bowman has shown a unique ability to tackle difficult issues that affect our community in integrating creativity to maximize the impact of our tax dollars and avoiding unnecessary spending. During his first term, Congressman Bowman has been an effective leader, always available to the community and never shirking from helping those in need. He deserves a second term. Vote for Congressman Jamaal Bowman on August 23rd.”


“I am so proud to be endorsed by the Hispanic Democrats of Westchester,” said Congressman Jamaal Bowman. “During my first term representing NY-16, I have had the pleasure of meeting and working with the diverse communities that make this district so special. The conversations that I have with people across the district are what drives how I vote and how I fight in Washington. I am proud that the Hispanic Democrats of Westchester recognize that and have decided to support this campaign.” 


The Hispanic Democrats of Westchester join the ever-growing list of progressive organizations and officials that have endorsed Congressman Bowman for re-election, serving as a testament to the congressman’s commitment to the people of New York’s 16th Congressional District. Additional endorsements include the League of Conservation Voters, New York State United Teachers (NYSUT), United Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU), Let America Vote, End Citizens United, Working Families Party, The Jewish Vote, the Sunrise Movement, Community Voices Heard, Make the Road, NARAL, Brady PAC, the Council of School Supervisors & Administrators (CSA), NYPAN, NYIC, Planned Parenthood Action Fund, and Arab American Democratic Action Fund. Congressman Bowman is also proud to have the support of his congressional colleagues: Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senators Chuck Schumer, Kirsten Gillibrand, Elizabeth Warren, and Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley.


Congressman Jamaal Bowman was an educator and advocate for public schools for over 20 years and previously served as principal for the Cornerstone Academy for Social Action (CASA), a public middle school he founded in 2009 in the Baychester neighborhood of The Bronx. Rep. Bowman is a life-long New Yorker who lives in Yonkers with his wife and children.


The August primary will be the first time NY-16 voters take to the polls in their new district.  NY-16 is now made up of areas in Westchester and the Bronx, including Ardsley, Bronxville, Dobbs Ferry, Eastchester, Elmsford, Harrison, Hastings-on-Hudson, Irvington, Larchmont, Mamaroneck, Mount Vernon, New Rochelle, Pelham, Pelham Manor, Port Chester, Rye, Rye Brook, Scarsdale, Tarrytown, Tuckahoe, Wakefield, White Plains, Yonkers. The primary is Tuesday, August 23, 2022 and the early voting period is from August 13, 2022 – August 21, 2022.