June 4, 2020
By Mark Lewis
Chair, Scarsdale Democratic Town Committee
Please remember to vote in the Democratic Primary Election, either by mail, early voting which starts on June 13, or by voting on June 23.
Reelect Anthony (Tony) Scarpino Jr. for district attorney. He is pro-choice and was endorsed by Westchester Coalition for Legal Abortion (WCLA) in past elections.
Tony is a true progressive. He stopped prosecuting people for minor amounts of marijuana and stopped asking for bail for minor misdemeanors and other nonviolent crimes before it was required. Crime dropped 20% since he took office four years ago. He has been strong on prosecuting serious crimes such as domestic violence, sexual abuse and crimes against children and the elderly. He supports gun control and the Red Flag Law, which takes guns out of the hands of mentally ill people until the court rules on their mental competence.
Tony has been a leader in providing treatment, not incarceration, for people struggling with substance abuse, and he led the way among DAs in doing so. His office has been fighting scams that target the elderly, combatting hate crimes against our neighbors and prosecuting domestic violence and ensuring that victims have immediate justice.
Tony helped set up a task force in Westchester and has been meeting with school districts to talk about ways to make schools safer.
He has taken gang leaders, members of gangs and hundreds of handguns off the streets. He is well respected by the police throughout the county.
The district attorney and his office have been hard at work during the COVID-19 pandemic to keep the justice system working to protect our families. During this unusual time that has brought unusual challenges, DA Scarpino has taken an aggressive approach to ensuring that this crisis of health does not result in a crisis of crime.