Assemblyman Bradley secures Working Families Party endorsement

Assemblyman Adam Bradley (D-White Plains) gained Working Families Party support for his upcoming November re-election bid for the 89th Assembly seat representing the towns of Bedford, Harrison, Lewisboro, Mount Kisco, New Castle, North Castle, Pound Ridge, and most of the city of White Plains.

"The Working Families Party and I share many of the same goals raising the state minimum wage, ensuring equal pay for equal work and holding down the cost of living," Bradley said. "This endorsement recognizes my work in the Assembly to support all of Westchester's working families."

This year, Bradley sponsored a measure increasing the state's minimum wage to $7.25 an hour, which was passed by the Assembly (A.11698). To help end wage discrimination, Assemblyman Bradley also sponsored legislation enacting the New York State Fair Pay Act ensuring pay differentiation is not based on a person's sex, race, or national origin (A.6701).

"In New York, it's unacceptable that minimum wage workers are making just $5.15 an hour and women are routinely making less than men in the same jobs," Bradley said. "I will continue working to improve the lives of Westchester families by fighting for an increased minimum wage and equal pay for equal work to help them make ends meet."

To further help Westchester families make ends meet, Bradley sponsored a bill that would make more seniors eligible for the School Tax Relief program benefits by exempting pensions and retirement income (A.9530). In 2003, he also took part in overriding the governor's vetoes and enacting a bipartisan budget that prevented an average 20 percent property tax hike the largest in state history and rejected a proposal to freeze STAR.

"I am pleased that the Working Families Party recognized that in the last two years, I've accomplished a great deal," Bradley said. "There's still more to be done, and I remain committed to making Westchester a better place to live, work and raise a family."