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White Plains Dems Back Buchwald in Assembly Race For Castelli Seat

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – The White Plains Democratic City Committee has endorsed White Plains Common Councilmember David Buchwald to run for the state assembly seat currently held by Robert Castelli (R, C – Goldens Bridge).

The Committee met Monday night and listened to remarks from Buchwald, along with Jeremiah Frei-Pearson and Clifford Gevirtz , who are also seeking the Democratic nomination to face Castelli in the November general election. Each candidate also took questions from Democratic Party district leaders.

“Buchwald was overwhelmingly endorsed by the committee,” said Liz Schollenberger, chair of the White Plains Democratic City Committee. “I think all the candidates were eloquent and articulate, but Buchwald has a proven record as a vote getter. He’s a very hard worker and very smart. He would make a great assembly member.”

After graduating from Yale University, where he received a B.S. in physics, Buchwald worked for three years at the Manhattan offices of NERA, an economics research firm headquartered in White Plains, He then went on to receive a J.D., cum laude , from Harvard Law School and a Masters of Public Policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government. He currently works in the tax department of the law firm of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, where he represents both business and pro bono clients in need of tax advice.

Buchwald has been active in government and Democratic politics for over 15 years. He has twice interned on Capitol Hill, for Congresswoman Nita Lowey and the Senate Science and Technology Caucus. In 2004 he served as the director of issues research for the successful George Latimer for Assembly campaign. He is a member and former corresponding secretary of the White Plains Democratic City Committee and served as the chairman of the White Plains Traffic Commission. He

Buchwald grew up in Larchmont and attended the Mamaroneck public schools. He has lived in White Plains for the past 10 years.

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