Neighborhood activist runs for Peekskill mayor on Democratic line


PEEKSKILL – Westside neighborhood
resident and activist Kenneth Martin Saturday launched his campaign for
mayor of the City of Peekskill on Saturday. He cited a need to “restore
civility and leadership to what has become a broken City Hall.”

Martin said the atmosphere at City Hall over the last 17 months “threatens
the gains this city has made.”

The 22-year resident of Peekskill is a history teacher in East Harlem.

Joining Martin on the Democratic ticket is Andre “Noodle”
Rainey, who is seeking a seat on the common council. Running for re-election
are Councilwomen Kathleen Talbot and Vivian McKenzie.