Mayor Rainey Won’t Seek Re-election

Peekskill Mayor Andre Rainey Won’t Seek a Third Term this Fall

Michael P. McKinney | Rockland/Westchester Journal News | Jan. 15. 2021

PEEKSKILL — Mayor Andre Rainey isn’t planning to seek a third term as mayor this fall.

Rainey, a Democrat who was re-elected in 2019, is serving his second two-year term as mayor of the northern Westchester city of about 25,000 residents.

“At the end of this period, I will be proud to leave a Peekskill that is not only financially secure, but more environmentally friendly, more diverse and inclusive, and working to ensure everyone who wants to live here can do then,” Rainey said in a Facebook post on Thursday. “There’s still a lot of work to do this year to keep the momentum going and I aim to a positive transition to ensure that whoever is the next mayor has everything you need to continue the progress.”

Rainey added, “after everything we’ve faced this year, the pandemic and racial injustices, I’ve decided I need more time to focus on rebuilding my business, my family and most importantly raising my children.”

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