(Yonkers, NY) – Ruth Walter, running for reelection to the Westchester County Legislature (District 15), is choosing to meet ethical standards that are higher than requirements the law sets.
Walter is actively disclosing all of her campaign finances, which goes beyond what New York State election law requires.
Walter also achieved the goal of raising donations from a significantly higher proportion of homes in her district than politicians usually do. District 15 includes portions of Yonkers and Bronxville, and with approximately 56,000 residents in each of Westchester’s large legislative districts, it is highly unusual for a candidate to earn donations from so many in-district donors.
Meeting this higher standard has earned Walter the endorsement of Trailblazers PAC, the national, nonpartisan organization supporting candidates for county or municipal level office who take proven action for honest government.
“The Trailblazers endorsement highlights my goal to be transparent and connected to my district. Voters should always know who is donating to a candidate,” said Ruth Walter, candidate for Westchester County Legislator in the November 2, 2021 election. “I’ve been consistent in my full disclosure and this helps me be responsive to people living in District 15.”
Trailblazers PAC focuses exclusively on candidates running for office at the local (not state or federal) level, works with candidates of any political party, and will endorse on both sides of a given race if each candidate achieves the criteria. Candidates must also stand for honest government which upholds the U.S. Constitution and respects the dignity of all people.
“Ruth Walter listens to her constituents and works tirelessly on their behalf,” said Tony Pucci, Trailblazers PAC Executive Board member and the organization’s mentor to Walter. “She is fully transparent regarding all of her financial disclosures and puts the interests of the people first.”
Unlike most political organizations, Trailblazers PAC places candidates who apply into an intensive mentorship and training program. With approximately 250 candidates across the country in mentorship over the years, about a quarter have achieved endorsement, earning the title, “Trailblazer.” Even mentored candidates who do not get all the way to endorsement emerge as leaders committed to honest government, with strength to run winning campaigns.
Now in its fifth year, Trailblazers PAC has reached millions of voters by mentoring county and municipal-level candidates in eighteen states across the country. The organization only endorses and donates to candidates running in contested elections, and since 2017, over 65% of these candidates have won their elections. To learn more about Trailblazers PAC, watch this one-minute video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?