The Advocates 11-8-07

The Advocates with Richard J. Garfunkel on WVOX – AM Radio 1460-


Thursday morning November 8, 2007, at 9:00 am, I am hosting my show “The Advocates” on WVOX- 1460 AM on your dial, or you can listen to its live streaming at  One can call the show at 914-636-0110 to reach us on the radio.  My special guests this morning are Sonja Brown, Kevin Morgan, and Judy Beville. These three individuals were just elected in an historic landslide to represent the Town of Greenburgh.  They accomplished a feat that has rarely, if ever, been done. They triumphed in the September 18th Democratic Primary, defeating three party-endorsed incumbents with 36 years experience on the public payroll. Yesterday they completed this unprecedented sweep in the general election over the same foes. They are a part of Supervisor Paul Feiner’s new team, as the Supervisor won his 9th consecutive term with over 80% of the vote.  In January, Kevin and Sonja will join the Greenburgh Town Board and hopefully a new era of cooperation, civility and collegiality will again move forward in Westchester’s biggest and most diverse town. Judy Beville, a current member of the Valhalla Board of Education, an educator, and a specialist in mentoring youth, will be the Town’s new Clerk, after the 14-year tenure of Alfreda Williams. Kevin Morgan, a professional Legal Aid Society investigator, a member of the Planning Board, and a decorated, retired police office will join Sonja Brown, a social worker, who has been an advocate for better schools, mentoring minority youth, and has been called an “Outreach Dynamo” on the new Town Board.  We will discuss the campaign, their vision for the future, and their upcoming plan of action for Greenburgh!


Meanwhile the mission of the “Advocates” is to bring to the public differing views on current “public policy “ issues. “Public policy,” therefore, is what we as a nation legally and traditionally follow. Over the years the “public policy” of the United States has changed or has been modified greatly. As an example, “free public education” is the public policy of the United States. Also, over time great struggles have ensued over the control of the direction of “public policy” For example: free trade vs. protectionism, slavery vs. emancipation, state’s rights vs. Federalism, and an all-volunteer armed forces or the “draft.”


Richard J. Garfunkel

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