Endorsements

Tom was unanimously endorsed for re-election by the White Plains Democratic City Committee, and is part of the Party’s official slate of endorsed candidates (pictured below).

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The official Democratic slate, from left to right - County Legislator Alfreda Williams, Council Candidate Justin Brasch, Mayor Tom Roach, Council Member John Martin, Council Member John Kirkpatrick, and County Legislator Ben Boykin.

 

Tom is endorsed by the entire White Plains State Legislative Delegation

Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins, Democratic Conference Leader: “Tom Roach is a smart, dynamic leader who ran for this office with a bold vision for a better city. He has the experience, judgment, and tenacity needed to lead this community, and I look forward to working with him well into the future as we build upon the great progress he spurred when he entered office. I am proud to join my colleagues in the Westchester State Delegation in unanimous support for Mayor Roach’s reelection."

 

Senator George Latimer: "It's amazing how many times people around New York State refer to White Plains as the model they want to follow. They want to be 'just like White Plains,' whether it's improving a downtown business district, embracing their historic past, investing in parks and recreation, or bringing in arts and cultural events. It's not just the natural advantages of White Plains: It's the leadership of White Plains."

 

 

Assemblyman David Buchwald: "As an elected official representing White Plains, as a former Common Council Member, and as a Democratic district leader and resident of White Plains, I'm honored to endorse the White Plains Democratic slate. They will continue White Plains' proud tradition of standing for openness in government, of standing for the belief that everyone should be treated equally by the government, and of investing in our communities to help take care of the less fortunate."

Assemblywoman Amy Paulin: "I've worked closely with White Plains, and there has never been a moment when the decisions were political. The only factor is what's in the best interests of the people, what is it that we will do together to make White Plains a better place for every single resident of this great city. This community is extraordinarily lucky to have someone in office who has that good judgement, who is willing to make decisions, and who is a visionary."

Tom is also endorsed by both the Working Families Party and the Independence Party, and has the support of his colleagues in local and County government:

  • Council Member Nadine Hunt-Robinson
  • Council Member Beth Smayda
  • Council Member John Kirkpatrick
  • Council Member John Martin
  • Westchester County Legislator Ben Boykin
  • Westchester County Legislator Alfreda Williams

 

Tom is endorsed by the New York League of Conservation Voters

"Mayor Roach is a powerful voice for the environmental health of White Plains. His political record demonstrates results for sustainability and a willingness to invest in his city’s future. We are proud to endorse him aswe need his strong leadership on the environment in the White Plains...Since taking office in 2011, White Plains Mayor Tom Roach has taken a leading role in protecting the environment. Mayor Roach has been successful in several key environmental initiatives including: capping the Gedney Way Landfill, phasing out dirty #4 and #6 home heating oils, and adding fabric recycling to the recycling center. He also spearheaded complete streets and sustainable transportation efforts such as creating the first dedicated bike lanes in the county and establishing a network of electric vehicle charging stations in municipally owned parking structures. Mayor Roach turned the long-held dream of Bryant-Mamaroneck Park into reality and will soon be done converting all of White Plains' streetlights to LED." - NYLCV President Marcia Bystryn

Tom is endorsed by SEIU 32BJ

“32BJ members have chosen to support these candidates for their commitment to issues crucial to the working men and women of the Hudson Valley, including paid sick days, sensible and humane treatment of immigrants, the defense of rights related to collective bargaining and a decent minimum wage. For the candidates’ principled commitment to a brighter future for working people, our members are proud to extend our union’s endorsement and our commitment to work toward their election.”- 32BJ Vice- President John Santos

 

Tom is endorsed by the White Plains PBA

"Your honest, pragmatic, and hopeful insight into our community’s problems and needs, and your willingness to examine the issues and listen closely to the public’s questions and concerns, sets you far apart from the expected techniques and talk from other candidates. It is with great pleasure that I am able to announce that you have the full endorsement of the White Plains Police Benevolent Association." - White Plains PBA President Robert Riley