I am urging the residents of Greenburgh to consider Tasha Young for town supervisor.

Tasha has experience in the highest levels of New York City government, serving as chief of staff for the NYC City Council majority leader. She is ready to jump on the new federal funding streams available for Covid recovery and is committed to meeting ambitious environmental goals for the town. 

Greenburgh encompasses not just the Rivertowns, but also Elmsford and the unincorporated area of Greenburgh with a less affluent population that was hit disproportionally hard by Covid and the economic downturn. Tasha, a lifelong resident of Greenburgh, understands these disparities and knows firsthand how to tackle them.

Paul Feiner came in as a neophyte 30 years ago. My hope is that he will now take on another key responsibility of any leader — preparing a successor. Tasha would be the first African American and first woman town supervisor and brings a fresh perspective to Greenburgh’s challenges.

Please take the time to check out Tasha. A video by the Westchester Youth Council poses a series of thoughtful questions to both candidates, and is available at VoteTasha.com. Or watch the League of Women Voters’ debate, at LWV-rivertowns.org

And if you are as impressed with Tasha as I am, don’t worry that you will lose accessibility to the supervisor. Tasha is a trained social worker and has spent a lifetime helping people. Early voting starts June 12. Election Day is June 22.

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