Bedford Supervisor Chris Burdick and Kristen Browde, a Chappaqua attorney and former network TV anchor, are the latest to join a crowded field of candidates running for the 93rd Assembly District.
Other Westchester residents previously announcing their candidacy for Assemblyman David Buchwald's seat include White Plains atrorney Jeremiah Frei Pearson, activist Richard Payne, Greater New York Chamber of Commerce President Mark Jaffe and Alex Roithmayr, who is Buchwald's chief of staff.
In October, Buchwald announced his intention to run for U.S. Rep. Nita Lowey's congressional seat, which includes Westchester and Rockland counties. Lowey is retiring after serving 32 years in Congress once her current term expires in 2020.
Burdick’s campaign platform includes climate change, affordable housing, gun control and increasing women’s reproductive rights.
Roithmayr's platform includes reducing student debt, protecting the environment and restoring ethics to state government.
Browde, is a member of the Steering Committee of the state Council on Women and Girls and a member of Westchester County’s Women’s Advisory Commission.
“We know that, in the era of Trump, the federal government won't protect us, we have to do it ourselves,” Browde said in a news statement.
Browde also is focused on the statewide redistricting—which is the responsibility of the legislature after the 2020 Census. “We have to make sure that our new districts are fair and that they don’t lump Westchester residents in with large groups of voters who don’t share our values," she said.
The 93rd District includes the towns of Bedford, Harrison, Lewisboro, Mount Kisco, New Castle, North Castle, North Salem, Pound Ridge and part of the city of White Plains.