Candidates face off in debate with Greenburgh set to see its 1st supervisor Democratic primary since 2013

The 30-year incumbent Supervisor Paul Feiner is seeking his 16th term.

News 12 Staff

Jun 3, 2021, 2:16 AM

Updated 1,108 days ago


For the first time since 2013, there's a Democratic primary for Greenburgh town supervisor, and the two candidates vying for votes faced off Wednesday at City Hall.
The 30-year incumbent Supervisor Paul Feiner is seeking his 16th term.
He says his top priorities are keeping taxes below the cap, preventing Edgemont from incorporating and developing vacant properties as new businesses and affordable housing.
He says his decades of political experience give him the edge.
"The job of town supervisor is not an entry-level position. We have almost 90,000 residents across the town and six villages and they depend on competent, honest and responsive government," says Feiner.
Challenging him is Tasha Young, looking to become the first person of color and female to lead Greenburgh.
She says her approach to transforming the town will be data-driven including full reviews of every department and looking for potential shared services opportunities.
While she lacks Feiner's political experience, she says her background as an advocate, educator, and social worker makes her more cut out for the job.
"In me, you have a manager that is very skilled at multitasking and looking at problems and solving problems from a panned-out view," says Young.
Early voting begins next Saturday, June 12, and continues through June 20. The primary election set for June 22.

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