Schleifer Earns Endorsement From Former White Plains Common Council Member and Community Leader Milagros Lecuona

Milagros Lecuona Served White Plains as a Councilwoman for 12 Years and Remains a Prominent Leader in the Hudson Valley 

As Councilwoman, Lecuona Served on the White Plains Sustainability Committee and White Plains Budget and Management Advisory Committee.

Schleifer: “I am honored to announce the support of White Plains superstar Milagros Lecuona.”

New York – Adam P. Schleifer, Democratic candidate for Congress in New York’s 17th Congressional District, earned the endorsement of former White Plains Councilwoman, Milagros Lecuona.  Throughout Milagros Lecuona’s twelve-year career as a Councilwoman, she advocated for environmental protection, community growth, and preservation of diversity in White Plains.  She has served on countless boards and committees, such as the Westchester Red Cross Board of Directors, the Westchester Planning Committee, the Westchester Hispanic Coalition, and the Sustainable White Plains Committee.  She is also a member of White Plains’s Historical Society and Volunteer Firefighters group.  Councilwoman Lecuona’s commitment to public service is an extension of her passion for the welfare of the people of White Plains.  Milagros hosts and produces “Livable Cities,” a weekly radio show that airs on WVOX since 2012.

“I am honored to announce the support of Milagros Lecuona, a longtime leader in White Plains who served for twelve years as an esteemed member of its Common Council,” said Schleifer.  “Milagros has consistently served as a voice for residents in White Plains and throughout the lower Hudson Valley.  From her work as Chair of the White Plains Sustainability Committee, a leader on the board of the Westchester Hispanic Coalition, as an urban planner, and volunteer firefighter, Milagros has oriented her life in service to others.”

Milagros Lecuona’s endorsement of Schleifer can be read below:

“I believe Adam Schleifer is the most qualified and best candidate to represent all the residents in New York’s 17th Congressional District, said Milagros Lecuona.  “I am confident that Adam will continue the important legacy of Congresswoman Nita Lowey.  Adam Schleifer’s knowledge and hands-on experience are relevant to the many unprecedented issues we are facing today.  Adam’s experience is remarkable and I strongly believe he will advance innovative programs that will benefit not only the 17th Congressional District, but the entire country.  When I hear Adam speak, I get energized.  His solid ethics and democratic principles reassure me that we will continue to have a member of congress from the 17th District who will keep fighting to help restore trust in our government and for a better, more equitable world.  Adam Schleifer has my vote and full support.” 

Milagros Lecuona is originally from the Canary Islands, Spain. She has resided in White Plains since 1987.  Before coming to the U.S., Milagros lived in Guadalajara, Mexico where she taught at the School of Architecture ITESO and co-owned an art school.

Milagros holds a BS in Architecture from the University of Madrid Spain, where she majored in Urban Planning, and holds dual master’s degrees from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) and School of Urban Planning (GSAPP).  She has over three decades of experience in Architecture and Urban Planning.  In recent years, Milagros has been working primarily on educational and cultural facilities and prior to that, Milagros focused on construction and design work on health care facilities and laboratories. She is the principal at Lecuona Associates, an award-winning architectural design and urban planning consulting firm in White Plains.  She is an assistant adjunct professor at the GSAPP urban planning masters program and at the SUNY Empire State College.

Milagros is a former member of the Westchester County Planning Board, the White Plains Open Space Acquisition Advisory Committee and the White Plains Cable Commission.  She was co-president of the WPHS-PTA.  As a councilwoman in White Plains, she was the chair of the White Plains Sustainability Committee, and represented the City of White Plains on the Long Island Sound Water Inter-municipal Committee (LISWIC).  She was a member of the White Plains Budget and Management Advisory Committee and the White Plains Historical Society.  Milagros is a board member of the Westchester Hispanic Coalition and a member of the White Plains Volunteer Fire Fighters.

Milagros Lecuona was a councilwoman in the City of White Plains since 2008.  She has served as a champion for responsible and efficient growth, the protection of the built and the non-built environment, and the preservation of the city’s beautiful and diverse neighborhoods.  During her twelve years in the Common Council, she was a tireless fighter for affordable housing and for universal accessibility on all city parks and playgrounds.

About Adam Schleifer:

Adam Schleifer, 38, graduated from Chappaqua’s public schools in 1999 and went on to attend Cornell University and Columbia University Law School, where he served as a Senior & Staff Development Editor on the Columbia Law Review. After graduating from law school, Schleifer served two years as a federal law clerk, first in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, and then in the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. 

Schleifer then built a career at one of the nation’s leading law firms before reentering public service, first as a New York State consumer-protection regulator, and then as an Assistant United States Attorney.  Schleifer has prosecuted regulatory and federal-criminal actions against predatory payday and subprime auto lenders; taken dangerous and illegal weapons out of communities; prosecuted crimes of sexual violence and predation; and protected our clean air by prosecuting a conspiracy to violate the Clean Air Act.  Adam Schleifer and his wife, Nicole, are residents of New Castle.

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