Hunt-Robinson becomes 1st African American woman to serve as White Plains Common Council president

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White Plains now has its first African American woman serving as Common Council president.

Nadine Hunt-Robinson is not new to politics, nor is it the only hat she wears.

“I'm an attorney, a mom and a wife,” she says.

She’s been on the Common Council since 2014. Last year, in a historic turn, she ran for re-election on the same slate with two other women, making them the only all-female ticket in the city's history.

They all won their races and wasted no time selecting Robinson to lead the Common Council in a no-nonsense fashion.

Robinson says her top priorities will be growing the tax base, keeping the city's neighborhoods intact and protecting affordable housing.

When she's done all that, she hints there might just be other political offices in sight.

“I hope to continue,” she says. “The key is to be productive. If I accomplish as much I can, I hope to be able to help more people.”

 

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