“I am running for the Westchester County Board of Legislators because Northern Westchester deserves a representative that always advocates for their best interests.
I came to this country from Kosovo as a child, and with hard work, our family was able to build a life that would be impossible in any other country but America. As a parent, husband, and small business owner, I am dedicated to creating better conditions for people raising their families and running their businesses in Yorktown, Somers and Newcastle. We need to focus on building up our water, sewer and road infrastructure, protecting the district’s parks and lake, and creating a positive business environment without raising taxes.”
Gashi Law Group
Office of the Prime Minister Prishtina, Kosovo
Deputy Prime Minister & Minister of Local Government Administration Prishtina, Kosovo
East West Management Institute New York, NY
BearingPoint Prishtina, Kosovo
“Since moving to Yorktown 15 years ago, I have immersed myself in Town activities through the PTA, Boy Scouts, and as an advocate for arts in education. It’s the natural next step for me to be of service to Yorktown as a member of the Town Council.
Building community is what I do, it’s what I love, and it’s in my DNA. Yorktown has so many assets—historic sites, beautiful parks and trails, excellent schools—and a wealth of talent right here within the community. I want to build on those assets and work together to help Supervisor Gilbert implement his new economic plan. I envision a vibrant Town that embraces green initiatives, has thriving businesses, and is an attractive place to raise families and stay for retirement. As an active resident and young parent, I believe that adding my insights will only broaden the knowledge and outlook of the Board.”
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“It’s time for a new direction for the working families of Peekskill, Cortlandt and Yorktown. Decades of Republican “leadership” has left our District without meaningful representation in County Government.
Unchecked development and expanding population centers place a growing demand on essential public services. Our District needs someone willing to speak up for our share of County resources. I will be that voice. County roadways in our area are long overdue for rehabilitation and repair. I will work tirelessly to secure available County resources to fix crumbling infrastructure. The shrinking availability of affordable housing, particularly for our seniors, is an ongoing challenge in our communities. I will create an “Age In Place” task force to work closely with the County Affordable Housing Program in order to better help seniors stay in their own homes.
Lastly, I want to be an active part of the new leadership team of County Legislators that is committed to bringing about a government for everyone in Westchester. A government that is culturally inclusive, environmentally conscious, and actively seeking economically sound policies and initiatives that will propel Westchester forward in the 21st Century.”
“I have a track record of getting the job done—whether it’s as a lawyer fighting for what’s right, a working mother, a union organizer, or deputy commissioner of a law enforcement agency. I want to bring that know-how to our Town government to make Yorktown even better.
My vision is to promote and share the beauty of Yorktown and make it a place people come to explore. I will work to streamline processes so that small businesses can grow here. I will fight to keep taxes flat so young families can afford to move here and seniors can afford to stay. The natural beauty and sense of community brought my family and me to Yorktown 25 years ago. I’m running for Town Council to make sure that more families visit and explore Yorktown, move to Yorktown and stay in Yorktown.”
I’m extremely proud of what my administration has accomplished in the past 16 months. And I want to continue that forward momentum and build on the groundwork we’ve laid.
The previous administration left a mess behind. Money was being wasted on expensive contracts. Our Town infrastructure had been neglected for years. Development projects were pushed through without the necessary protections for the Town. The Granite Knolls Sports & Recreation Complex was just a hole in the ground.
My first term was about righting the ship and getting the Town to a place where it could simply function again.
We’ve already achieved a great deal in a short time. Like renegotiating contracts to save the Town money and identifying new sources of millions in revenue. Taking action to repair infrastructure and expand business opportunities. And strengthening vital programs that serve our community and preserve our environment.
The job of Town Supervisor is not a glamorous one. It shouldn’t be politicized or turned into a partisan platform for furthering self-interests. The job is about rolling up your sleeves, digging in, learning what makes the Town work, and delivering on behalf of its citizens every day. It’s about being a true public servant.
I believe there’s more that unites us than divides us. We are all invested in Yorktown. I’ve worked hard to encourage residents’ participation in the decisions that shape our future. We’ve changed the tone of our Town government. So, let’s not go backwards to partisanship and divisive politics. Let’s keep moving forward.
I want to continue making Yorktown better than I found it. I created the Economic and Business Revitalization Committee to offer a fresh perspective—on our economic growth and how to preserve what makes our Town special. We’re already implementing some incredible recommendations. And we’re just getting started.
I believe in the Town’s motto of progress with preservation. Respecting our roots, while ensuring we continue to grow and prosper as a community. And that’s how I plan to keep getting the job done, for all of the people of Yorktown.
Bronx Supreme Court
Town of Yorktown
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