Majano Endorsed by City of Newburgh Democratic Committee in campaign for Council at Large seat
On Tuesday, March 5th, the City of Newburgh Democratic Committee formally endorsed Steven Majano as one of the Democratic candidates for the at-large City Council position.
When asked about his decision to run for office, Majano stated, “Since 2015, we have been dealing with multiple crises in Newburgh. There are chemicals in our watershed that threaten the health and well-being of Newburgh residents, we have been on the brink of rent and tax increases the people cannot afford, and infrastructure problems are rampant across the city. Our community deserves better and we need to work from a place of our common strengths. I have the vision and dedication necessary to mobilize our city’s youth, while working collaboratively with those who know how to get things done.”
Steven Majano, a lifelong resident of the City of Newburgh and Newburgh Free Academy graduate, recently announced his campaign to be the next City Councilman at-large in Newburgh. At 23, he is the youngest candidate running for the position. Despite his young age, he is no stranger to local politics. Majano worked for former County Legislator Christopher Eachus in his 2016 race for New York State Senate and has served as a policy analyst for Orange County Legislator Kevindaryan Lujan since 2017. Majano was also a staffer to the James Skoufis for State Senate campaign as well as the Antonio Delgado campaign for Congress in district 19.
After the meeting, Majano expressed his gratitude to the members of the Democratic Committee, and pledged to continue to work for positive change. “This committee has worked to be more inclusive and to fight for the voices of our struggling community. I pledge to fight for Newburgh and to listen to the people who have felt disempowered in the past, who might not have felt that their voices were heard in the Council chamber. We will shape the future of our city together.”
The Democratic Primary will take place on June 25th.