Democrat Mary Jo Jacobs, a human resources professional who has held leadership positions in school organizations in New Rochelle, will announce her candidacy Sunday for District 10 of the Westchester Board of Legislators, the seat held by Republican Legislator Sheila Marcotte.
The district includes central and norther New Rochelle along with Eastchester and Tuckahoe. Here is her announcement:
On May 26th at 2:00 PM at Daniel Webster Elementary School in New Rochelle, Mary Jo Jacobs will be announcing her candidacy for Westchester County Legislator for District 10. In attendance will be Amy Paulin -New York State Assemblywoman, George Latimer-New York State Senator, Tim Idoni-County Clerk, and Noam Bramson, New Rochelle Mayor and Candidate for Westchester County Executive.
Jacobs comes to the race with significant business experience in human resources and facilities management. “I have been responsible for the greatest costs in any organization – people and real estate. I have managed multi-million dollar budgets and saved millions, too. I have managed people, large projects, disaster recovery, and compliance. I have also managed employees through the best and worst of personal and economic circumstances. I have approached my work with a deep sense of caring. I believe every individual has great value and my public service will reflect that premise.”
Jacobs has held many leadership positions in the Parent Teacher Association (PTA) including President of both the district-wide PTA Council and Special Education PTA. “I get great satisfaction in collaborating with parents, students, administrators, and teachers. I seek positive approaches to challenges.” She is currently chairing the Open Space and Community Resources Committee in the rewriting of the New Rochelle Comprehensive Plan. Jacobs has organized fundraisers and initiated programs that have supported public school students, in particular children with special needs. “I believe strongly that everyone should be given opportunities to better their situation. I support policies such as sensible funding of daycare, source of income legislation, marriage equality, and immigration reform. I will seek to create job and volunteer opportunities for all people, including those that are physically, emotionally, cognitively, and socially challenged.”
Jacobs is looking forward to the opportunity to work hard to support the people of district 10 and Westchester County. “I will apply my business and volunteer experiences to ensure a cost effective, efficient legislature that is helping people get through difficult times, paving a path to the American dream of prosperity, ensuring roads, infrastructures, and drinking water is safe, and parks are well maintained and ready to enjoy after a hard week’s work.”
More information can be found at www.maryjojacobs.com or by writing to MJcampaign@maryjojacobs.com.