Why Robert Kesten for NYS District 40


Robert Kesten is not your typical local politician—he brings experience from high-level national politics, having worked on the campaigns of the highly-respected U.S. Senators Tom Daschle and Paul Simon. But Kesten also has deep local roots, interests, and experience. Raised in Bedford and currently living in South Salem, he is a Lewisboro Democratic district leader and an active member of the Lewisboro Democratic Committee. Since 2009, he’s been a consultant for PDHRE, an international non-profit organization promoting learning about human rights that leads to action. Prior to PDHRE he worked with a variety of nonprofits in education, agriculture, and the arts.

To tackle the complex problems we face, we have to solve old problems from new angles, with fresh ideas. We need an action-oriented Senator like Kesten who is passionate about our community and has smart, progressive proposals about how to fix its problems. We need a Senator with experience in building successful coalitions at both national and local levels. We need someone who works independent of special interests and partisan politics.

Kesten’s strong, principled positions combined with his willingness to challenge the status quo and build partnerships to get things done make him the right choice for NYS Senate District 40.


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