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Letter to the Editor: Mark Jennings in Support of Julie Killian for State Senate PDF Print Email

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To the Editor:


Mar. 21, 2018:  Julie Killian has been a friend of mine and our family for many years. She is running for State Senate in the April 24 special election and I am honored to support her.

Did you know that Westchester County gets the least per-pupil school aid of any county in New York State? And New York is one of the few states that expect Medicaid to be paid for at the local level.

It should come as no surprise we have among the highest property taxes in the nation!

Julie will fight to change the school aid formula and to move Medicaid costs back to the state, which would lower our property taxes.

Born in Mount Vernon, one of six siblings, Julie learned the value of an honest day’s work – and the importance of education – at an early age. As a teenager, she started a summer camp with her sister and waited tables at a pizza place at night, often working 15-hour days each summer to help pay for college. After earning a degree in chemical engineering from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA from New York University, Julie spent more than a decade working on Wall Street in the financial services industry.  She and her husband, Gary, have five children.

Julie also has experience at the local level, which will serve her well in Albany. As a Rye City councilwoman and deputy mayor, Julie led the fight to reform local government and protect property taxpayers. She held the line on property taxes and worked to negotiate fair labor contracts after years of impasse to save taxpayers money. Julie also protected Rye taxpayers by selling unnecessary city property and using the proceeds to fund critical infrastructure investments.

She is also a leader in the fight against substance abuse. Julie co-founded RyeACT (Rye Action for Children and Teens) to fight youth drug and alcohol abuse. RyeACT trains local leaders and youth, develops prevention messages, and provides local access to drug and alcohol abuse prevention experts.

We must get out and vote for Julie Killian on April 24. The only way to affect change in government is to elect new people with fresh perspectives who are going to fight AGAINST the status quo and FOR the taxpayers. This is an important race for the future of this state – and Westchester. For more information about Julie’s campaign, please visit www.juliekillian.com or on Facebook and Twitter: Killian4Senate.

Mark E. Jennings, Jr.

Editor's note:  MyhometownBronxville does not fact-check statements in letters to the editor, and the opinions do not necessarily reflect the thinking of its staff. Its objective in publishing letters to the editor is to give air to diverse thoughts and opinions of residents in the community.

 

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Bronxville Overview

Bronxville Overview

Bronxville is a quaint village (one square mile) located just 16 miles north of midtown Manhattan (roughly 30 minutes on the train) and has a population of approximately 6,500. It is known as a premier community with an excellent public school (K-12) and easy access to Manhattan. Bronxville offers many amenities including an attractive business district, a hospital (Lawrence Hospital), public paddle and tennis courts, fine dining at local restaurants, two private country clubs and a community library.

While the earliest settlers of Bronxville date back to the first half of the 18th century, the history of the modern suburb of Bronxville began in 1890 when William Van Duzer Lawrence purchased a farm and commissioned the architect, William A. Bates, to design a planned community of houses for well-known artists and professionals that became a thriving art colony. This community, now called Lawrence Park, is listed on the National register of Historic Places and many of the homes still have artists’ studios. A neighborhood association within Lawrence Park called “The Hilltop Association” keeps this heritage alive with art shows and other events for neighbors.

Bronxville offers many charming neighborhoods as well as a variety of living options for residents including single family homes, town houses, cooperatives and condominiums. One of the chief benefits of living in “the village” is that your children can attend the Bronxville School.

The Bronxville postal zone (10708, known as “Bronxville PO”) includes the village of Bronxville as well as the Chester Heights section of Eastchester, parts of Tuckahoe and the Lawrence Park West, Cedar Knolls, Armour Villa and Longvale sections of Yonkers. Many of these areas have their own distinct character. For instance, the Armour Villa section has many historic homes and even has its own newsletter called “The Villa Voice” which reports on neighborhood news.

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Village of Bronxville Administrative Offices
337-6500
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Bronxville Police Department
337-0500
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Bronxville Parking Violations
337-2024
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