OSSINING, N.Y. – Ossining resident Quantel Bazemore recently announced his candidacy for village trustee.
Bazemore, a graduate of Ossining High School and Howard University in Washington D.C., said in a press release his family has been in the village for at least 80 years.
“I am proud to have been raised in Ossining,” Bazemore said in a press release. “I love this community and I have worked hard to improve the lives of my neighbors by actively volunteering with groups like Community Voices Heard and Americorps. Now, I'm excited to be able to take the next step in serving my community by running as a trustee to make Ossining an even more inclusive and cohesive community, unlike any other in Westchester.”
Bazemore said he believes the most significant issue facing the community is development, which should be viewed with both caution and celebration.
“Our village is in the midst of unprecedented growth and expansion; we need to make sure that Ossining grows in a way that is smart, and not just developed for the sake of being developed,” he said. “I will strive to ensure that we have sufficient mixed-income housing so our current residents can continue to afford to call Ossining home. I will work to beautify and develop Ossining in a way that preserves and enhances the historical and cultural charm of our small village.”
Bazemore has professional experience in the health care industry and studied business while at Howard University. He said he could use this background to help keep the village’s fiscal matters in good shape.
“I have many ideas on how to make Ossining a place that everyone is proud to call home,” he said. “Over the next few months leading up to the election, I look forward to sharing my ideas with as many residents as possible. And, I also look forward to learning and listening to residents about the ideas that they may have to help better our community.”
Bazemore, a board member of the Westchester Young Dems and member of the Ossining Town Democratic Committee, said he hopes to gain formal endorsements from the town organization.
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