In Newest Part of the Assembly District, David Buchwald Takes the Lead
(Westchester County, NY) The North Salem Democratic Committee threw its support behind David Buchwald in his race for the New York State Assembly. With a unanimous vote, the North Salem Democrats backed Buchwald and his vision of a financially sound, environmentally conscious and economically prosperous New York State. David Buchwald is planning to take on incumbent Republican State Assemblyman Robert Castelli, who up to now has not represented North Salem, a town newly added to the Assembly District. With the support of the Democrats in North Salem, Buchwald’s support now extends from the northern end to the southern end of the district, as he has been endorsed by groups in North Salem, Lewisboro, Pound Ridge, New Castle, North Castle, Harrison and White Plains.
Herb Geller, Co-Chair of the North Salem Democratic Committee, said, “David Buchwald really impressed us when he spoke here in North Salem. His vision of a government in Albany that works to empower local governments and school districts, which comes straight out of his recent experience in local office, fits perfectly with what we here in North Salem are looking for.”
Buchwald was elected to the White Plains Common Council in 2009. Councilman Buchwald has been an advocate for the environment, senior citizens, and enhanced budget scrutiny. He has authored legislation strengthening the City’s Code of Ethics, combating illegal dumping, improving sidewalk snow removal and establishing the ability of Council Members to have unpaid interns. He also serves as Chairman of the White Plains Traffic Commission, a member of the Board of Trustees of the White Plains Historical Society and as one of Westchester County’s representatives on the Metro-North Railroad Commuter Council (MNRCC). Since 2010, Buchwald has served as Chairman of the MNRCC and successfully pushed for quiet cars on trains and the creation of a bill of rights for Metro-North riders.
David Buchwald is a graduate of Yale University, where he received a B.S. in Physics, as well as Harvard Law School, where he received a J.D. cum laude, and the John F. Kennedy School of Government, from which he obtained a Masters in Public Policy. Mr. Buchwald worked as an economist at National Economic Research Associates, interned at the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office and today, in addition to serving on the White Plains Common Council, works as a tax attorney at the law firm of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP.
Buchwald is running for the State Assembly in the newly-renumbered 93rd Assembly District. Democratic Party leaders are hopeful that the seat can flip back with Councilman Buchwald as their candidate.