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Welcome to Spring!

March 20th, 2016

We may be getting snow on the first day of Spring, but that won’t keep us from a busy few weeks including Westchester organizing meetings for the Sanders (3/21 @ 7PM, 44 Clarewood Dr, Hastings) & Clinton (3/22 @ 6PM, Vintage Lounge, 171 Main St, White Plains) campaigns, our general meeting this Thursday with representatives from both campaigns, and our Women’s History Month Panel.

Groundhog’s Day & 2016 Officers

February 2nd, 2016

Our chapter election is this Thursday, February 4th, and with nominations closed, there is no opposition for any office. Therefore the 2016 Westchester Young Democrats Executive Committee will be President George Kevgas, Vice President Brendan Monahan, Secretary Christine Peters, and Treasurer Euthimios ‘ET’ Theotokatos.

Happy New Year! And 2016 chapter elections

January 7th, 2016

Happy New Year and welcome to 2016! In what’s sure to be an exciting year with the presidential race this November, we’ll be kicking off the year with our very own chapter election on Thursday, February 4th. If you’re interested in running for one of the four officer positions (President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary) please submit your interest to the outgoing Executive Committee at ExCom@WestchesterYoungDems.org by next Thursday, January 14th.

2015 Election Results

November 12th, 2015

Election Day in Westchester had some highs and lows, including several young candidates winning: Mt Vernon City Councilman & Mayor-Elect Richard Thomas, New Rochelle City Councilman & former WYD Vice President Jared Rice, Yonkers City Councilman & WYD Board Member Christopher Johnson, Ossining Village Trustee-Elect & WYD Board Member Quantel Bazemore. WYD Member Christine Peters also had a strong but ultimately unsuccessful showing in her campaign for County Legislature. That loss was mirrored by a very close race against Sheila Marcotte and the loss of Peter Harckham’s seat, leaving the Democrats on the Board of Legislators with a slim 9-8 majority. In such a low turnout year, never forget that your vote counts!

Meanwhile, save the date(s) for upcoming holiday parties:

  • BXYD on Thu 12/3
  • WYD on Fri 12/4
  • NYSYD on Thu 12/10
  • 2015 Fall Fundraiser

    October 10th, 2015

    In less than 2 weeks, we will be having our chapter’s annual Fall Fundraiser to help Young Dem candidates, including former WYD Vice President & New Rochelle City Councilman Jared Rice, WYD Board Member & Yonkers City Councilman Christopher Johnson, WYD Member & County Legislative Candidate Christine Peters, and WYD Board Member & Ossining Village Trustee Candidate Quantel Bazemore.

    Advance tickets and journal ads are available until October 15th. Visit the webpage, , or ActBlue page for more information or to buy tickets. We’d also like to thank our event sponsors so far:

    GOLD SPONSORS:
    NYS Senate Democratic Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins
    Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano
    Yonkers City Councilwoman Corazon Pineda-Isaac

    SILVER SPONSORS:
    NYS Assemblyman David Buchwald
    NYS Assemblywoman Shelley Mayer
    County Legislator Ken Jenkins
    County Legislator Lyndon Williams
    Croton Village Trustee Brian Pugh
    City of Yonkers Democratic Committee
    WYD President George Kevgas
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    BRONZE SPONSORS:
    County Legislator MaryJane Shimsky
    NYSYD Legal Director Dusan Lakic
    WYD Vice President Brendan Monahan

    2015 WYD Campaign Invasions!

    October 1st, 2015

    Join WYD as we canvass for County Legislative & local candidates:

  • CLD14: WYD Member Christine Peters
  • CLD3: John Diaconis
  • CLD10: Haina Just-Michael
  • 2015 WYD BBQ

    August 8th, 2015

    Join us for our annual BBQ at the JFK Marina in Yonkers!

    Get more info on Facebook.

    May full of State & National Young Dems

    May 2nd, 2015

    YDA Northeast Regional Convention in New Haven, CT

    YDA Spring Conference in Richmond, VA

    inaugural NYSYD Awards Gala in Manhattan

    2015 WYD Honors Brunch

    April 4th, 2015

    Join us a week from today as we honor:

  • Tajian Jones, WCDC Secretary & former WYD President
  • Omar Herrera, Ossining Village Trustee & former WYD Vice President
  • Corazon Pineda, Yonkers City Councilwoman

    Much thanks to all the gracious Sponsors & Hosts supporting our event!

    Sponsors:
    Congressman Eliot Engel
    Congresswoman Nita Lowey
    NY State Senate Dem Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins
    NY State Assemblywoman Shelley Mayer
    Westchester County Legislature Majority Leader Catherine Borgia
    Westchester County Legislator Ken Jenkins
    Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano
    Yonkers City Councilman Christopher Johnson
    Brandon Sall, Candidate for Surrogate Court

    Hosts:
    Westchester County Legislator MaryJane Shimsky
    Yonkers Council Minority Leader Michael Sabatino
    Croton-on-Hudson Village Trustee Brian Pugh
    WYD President George Kevgas
    WYD Secretary-Treasurer Juanita Lewis
    WYD Vice President Brendan Monahan
    Quantel Bazemore, Candidate for Ossining Village Trustee
    Pedro Rodriguez, Candidate for County Legislature
    former WYD President Michael Gilberg
    former WYD President Chelsea Kadish
    former WYD Secretary-Treasurer Euthimios ‘ET’ Theotokatos

  • Beware the Ides of March!

    March 15th, 2015

    Come to our General Meeting this week and don’t forget to check out 2015 Honors Brunch online or on Facebook.