NEW YORK (TIP): “I am proud to endorse former Councilwoman Rita Kestenbaum for Town of Hempstead Supervisor,” said Senator Schumer. “Rita has been a community activist and civic leader for many years and will be an independent voice who will fight to deliver a more affordable and transparent government.”
“Rita and I have been friends for many years, but came together in most recent years to fight for common-sense gun reform after the tragic death of her own daughter to a senseless act of gun violence. Rita Kestenbaum doesn’t just have the experience and know how to lead the Town of Hempstead, she has the heart to lead it, too,” Senator Schumer said.
“I am humbled by Senator Schumer’s confidence in me to serve the great people of Hempstead as their Supervisor. The Town of Hempstead has been fortunate to have such a great friend in Senator Charles Schumer,” said Rita Kestenbaum.
“Because of his great advocacy, so many of the Town’s residents were able to get what they needed to rebuild after superstorm Sandy. There is no greater advocate for Hempstead residents than Senator Schumer and I can’t wait to work together with him as Supervisor to ensure that we are making our Town safer and more affordable for all.”
Rita Kestenbaum is a mom and grandmother and has been married for thirty five years, living in Bellmore for the past thirty years. She is a community volunteer and has been president of the Bellmore PTA and her temple, vice president of the Long Island Crisis Center and was a member of the Hempstead Town Board.