Greenburgh Democratic Committee Votes to Approve Evelyn Farkas’ Campaign for Congress

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Elmsford, NY — Democratic candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives and former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense under President Obama, announced that the Democratic Committee of the Town of Greenburgh voted to approve her candidacy. Greenburgh, a town in Westchester County, includes the villages of Tarrytown, Ardsley, Dobbs Ferry, Elmsford, Hastings-on-Hudson, Irvington.

The vote of approval means that Greenburgh District Leaders—elected party positions representing each election district—will be given Farkas’ petitions to carry when they canvass to solicit names for the June 2020 primary ballot.

“I am grateful for the support of the Greenburgh Democratic Committee, which voted last night to approve my campaign to represent New York’s 17th Congressional District. It is heartening that so many share my vision to restore the American Dream. As we start petitioning, I am glad to have the people of Greenburgh in my corner.”

Farkas, who is the only candidate in the race with substantial federal legislative and policy expertise, has previously been endorsed by former Secretary of State and Democratic nominee for President, John Kerry, U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur, U.S. Rep. Tom Malinowksi, and former U.S. Senators Carl Levin and Bob Graham.

The child of Hungarian refugees, Farkas was raised and attended public schools in Westchester. For nearly three decades, she has represented the United States in various capacities, defending democracy and advancing human rights. Farkas has been a leading policy and legislative expert in the Defense Department, on the Senate Armed Services Committee, and as Executive Director of the WMD Commission. She has worked as a human rights officer in Bosnia, taught US Marines, and advised former defense secretaries and Senators, including Hillary Clinton. As Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense under President Obama, Evelyn was responsible for U.S. policy toward Russia, Ukraine, and Eurasia. After the 2016 election, she stood up to conservative media to publicly denounce President Trump’s corrupt ties to Russia. For the last several years, Evelyn has been a Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council and German Marshall Fund and a National Security Contributor on NBC/MSNBC. Farkas earned a bachelor’s degree from Franklin & Marshall College, where she is a Trustee, and a master’s and Ph.D. from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.

New York's 17th Congressional District for the United States House of Representatives is located in the Lower Hudson Valley. It includes all of Rockland County and portions of central and northwestern Westchester County, including Chappaqua, Mt. Kisco, Ossining, Peekskill, Pleasantville, Tarrytown, White Plains, Cortlandt and Yorktown Heights.

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