The Westchester County Executive, recently returned from visiting Israel, is a proud pro-Israel Democrat

Today, as Westchester County Executive George Latimer launched his primary campaign to seek the Democratic nomination in New York’s 16th Congressional District, DMFI PAC Chairman Mark Mellman released the following statement:

“We congratulate George Latimer on his entry into this race. County Executive Latimer is a proud pro-Israel Democrat whose impressive record of public service and results-oriented leadership is respected throughout the District. It will also be good for voters there to once again have a voice in Congress who represents their values.

“Mr. Latimer’s campaign announcement comes on the heels of his recent visit to Israel, where he met with President Isaac Herzog and the families of hostages held by Hamas. Through this visit, Mr. Latimer underscored his deep commitment to the U.S.-Israel relationship.

“Latimer’s opponent, Congressman Jamaal Bowman, has a deeply troubling track record, which includes demeaning, demonizing, and delegitimizing Israel, while failing to address his constituents’ concerns about the alarming rise of antisemitism in their communities.”