PEEKSKILL, N.Y. – The Westchester County Independence Party has endorsed Ken Martin for Peekskill mayor.
The party also supports the Democratic Party ticket for this fall’s election, citing the accomplishments of incumbents Kathie Talbot and Vivian McKenzie in helping to revitalize Peekskill and noting the more collaborative and community-minded approaches of Martin and Andre Rainey.
The Westchester Independence Party, which has backed both Republican and Democratic tickets in Peekskill over the last decade, also noted that Martin, Talbot, McKenzie and Rainey were one of the most diverse and representative political teams it has seen in Westchester.
“This endorsement was easy for the Westchester Independence Party because of the strengths and successes of the incumbent councilwomen and also because of the fresh perspective and collaborative approach that Ken Martin and Andre Rainey will bring to Peekskill City Hall,” said Independence Party Chairman Giulio Cavallo.
“Additionally, we were highly impressed with the fact that these four individuals represented a cross section of Peekskill residents. We have full confidence that when elected, they will be able to ensure Peekskill’s progress and do so in a way that is collaborative and inclusive,” he continued.
The Independence Party, the largest third-party organization in the nation, promotes the position that candidates and elected officials should be free to express their views to the voters, free from dictates by political party bosses, special interest groups and restrictive party platforms.
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