NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Somers Town Supervisor Mary Beth Murphy discusses her endorsement of her candidacy for Westchester County Clerk by the Republican, Independence and Conservative Parties on May 30th, 2013.
Westchester County Clerk candidate Mary Beth Murphy (R, C, I - Somers) sewed up her third majory party endorsement today after announcing the endorsement of the Westchester County Independence Party. The support of the Independence Party puts Murphy in a strong position on the November ballot.
"The people of Westchester County deserve a County Clerk who is independent and will stand up for open government while protecting people's right to privacy," Murphy said. "It is an honor to be recognized as an independent voice who is beholden only to the taxpayers of Westchester County."
By gaining the party's endorsement, Murphy says she is being recognized for her commitment to doing away with the recent partisanship that has troubled County Government.
Dr. Giulio Cavallo, chairman of the Westchester County Independence Party, lauded his party's endorsement of Murphy. "I strongly believe that Mary Beth Murphy will be our next county clerk. The Independence Party strongly supports her message of fighting against unfunded mandates, modernizing the clerk's office through increased use of electronic filings and saving taxpayer dollars through shared services, something that has been severly lacking in the current administration," he said.
Having the support of the Independence party is often considered critical to a candidate's chances at success in November.
Cavallo said Murphy has a proven track-record of independent leadership in her seven terms as Somers Town Supervisor.
"Mary Beth Murphy is the type of honest, effective manager Westchester County needs in the Clerk's office," Cavallo said. "I look forward to joining the Independence party in working hard to elect her come November."
“We can do a lot better in our County Clerk’s office,” Murphy said. “We need leadership and someone who can collaborate effectively with all levels of government. I am the right woman for the job.”