NEWS: Mount Vernon Mayor Shawyn Patterson-Howard Endorses Eliot Engel for Reelection

Mayor Shawyn Patterson-Howard

MOUNT VERNON – Mayor Shawyn Patterson-Howard of Mount Vernon has endorsed Congressman Eliot Engel for reelection, adding to the chorus of elected Democratic leaders supporting the lifelong Democrat in the June 23rd primary.

Mayor Patterson-Howard pointed to Congressman Engel’s record of battling against bigotry and Trump, while delivering needed Federal funding for the residents of her city.

“Eliot puts people first, fighting for equity and women’s rights in the era of Trump,” said Mayor Patterson-Howard. “Eliot has scored 2.8 million in federal funds in the last two months to help with rent eviction, COVID-19, and health services in Mount Vernon. Eliot continues to secure funds for Mount Vernon Healthcare Center and is fighting to keep Mount Vernon hospital open.”

“It’s truly an honor to be endorsed by Mayor Patterson-Howard, who is doing so much to change Mount Vernon and stands as a real voice of conscience in our community,” said Congressman Engel. “Shawyn is a true progressive partner in government, a real fighting Democrat, and her leadership has rightly received widespread recognition during the pandemic and the fight for justice reform.”

Congressman Eliot Engel (D-NY) is seeking re-election in the 16th District of New York, including the north Bronx and southern Westchester. The son of an ironworker and a homemaker, born in the Bronx and raised in public housing, Rep. Engel is a major progressive Democratic leader who chairs the Foreign Affairs Committee and has fought for the rights of women, organized labor, immigrants, our minority communities, and LGBTQ Americans for three decades.

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