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Rogowsky Endorses Brakewood for District 6

HARRISON, N.Y. - The following letter was sent to Harrison reporter Phil Corso detailing why Democratic candidate Dan Brakewood would be a suitable county legislator for District 6. Brakewood will run for the position in November's general election against David Gelfarb (R, C).

District 6 represents Harrison, Rye and Port Chester on the county Board of Legislators.

Dear Editor:

As many of you know, I will be retiring as your District 6 Westchester County Legislator at the end of this year. It has been a true privilege to serve the residents of Harrison, Port Chester and Rye Brook. Rest assured, the job of governing will continue after I leave the board. Legislators will be facing many thorny issues over the next two years, such as the future of Playland, flood mitigation, affordable housing, and the annual challenge to minimize your property taxes. We are fortunate that two fine candidates have stepped forward in the race to fill my seat on the board.

While both candidates are worthy of your consideration, I heartily endorse Dan Brakewood, the Democratic and Working Family Party candidate. Dan's background as a corporate efficiency expert lends a perfect perspective for the Board of Legislators in these tough economic times. Additionally, Dan has proven himself to be a bipartisan leader during his five years as a Trustee in the Village of Port Chester. As a member of the minority party on his board, Dan has repeatedly been able to convince the majority to come over to his side of various issues. Dan uses fact-based arguments to persuade even his most skeptical opponents. In this manner, he eliminated health benefits for part time officials (thereby cutting trustee pay by 75 percent), and saved Port Chester's D.A.R.E. program. In the maelstrom of the 17-member Board of Legislators, there are only a few legislators who can rally support around an important cause. Dan has already shown that he has the skills to be one of the few.

Over the next few weeks, I will continue to work hard on your behalf knowing that, with your support on Nov. 8, Dan Brakewood will continue to represent your interests on the Board after I retire.

Martin Rogowsky County Legislator, District 6

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