|THE MOUNT VERNON BOARD CAMPAIGN ACTION COMMITTEE BOARD MEMBERS|
|CORRUPT FORMER BOARD MEMBER DELIA FARQUHARSON|
|"DO NOTHING" |
BOARD OF ETHICS CHAIRWOMAN RONNIE COX
|"LOSE ALL DOCUMENTS"|
|2ND VICE CHAIRWOMAN MVDCC|
|"REV RICHARDSON OPERATIVE"|
|Photo Credit: Mount Vernon Inquirer|
|Photo Credit: Mount Vernon Inquirer|
On Saturday March 8, 2014, C.E.P.A.A. or The Coalition for the Empowerment of People of African Ancestry was resurrected in the City of Mount Vernon. This time C.E.P.A.A. is going under a different name. The Mount Vernon Board Campaign Action Committee, Inc. was organized and was filed by sitting School Board Trustee Elias Gootzeit.
The poorly attended meeting that was supposed to engage stakeholders in the Mount Vernon community, failed to attract everyday Joe public taxpayers, but seemed to attract Rev. Richardson and Mizell of Grace Baptist Church, Bishop Collie Edwars, School Board Trustee’s Elias Gootzeit, Frances Wynn, and Henry May, an operative of Rev. Richardson.
Sources have told Mount Vernon Exposed that after it was made public that Mount Vernon Exposed was investigating the Mount Vernon Board Action Committee, Inc. for prohibited activities, Trustee Elias Gootzeit resigned from his position as President and turned over the ranks to former School Board Trustee Delia Farquharson.
Delia Farquharson is a political hack that has her eyes set on the next citywide election for City Council. She cannot be trusted. She is conveniently trying to position herself as an agent of change, when she has been nothing but an agent of destruction while she was serving on the school board.
An investigation into the Mount Vernon Board Campaign Action Committee, Inc. has revealed that this sham organization is nothing but an extension of the Mount Vernon Democratic City Committee and Grace Baptist Church. There is also evidence that suggests that the Mount Vernon Board Campaign Action Committee is engaged in extortion, and racketeering activities and as such, these activities have been reported to the proper authorities.
The officers of the Mount Vernon Board Campaign Action Committee are as follows:
Delia Farquharson- President- Past school Board Trustee who conspired with former Board President Charles Stern to divert funds from an already struggling School District to the Armani Charter School. Farquharson once supported and voted for a 24% tax increase that was ultimately rejected by voters. Farquharson is in the back pocket of Mount Vernon Dem bosses and is at their beck in call. Farquharson is trying to earn a nomination to run in 2015 as a City Councilmember on a ticket with Mayor Ernie Davis.
Ronnie Cox- Vice President- Ms. Cox gained notoriety when the sports program was cancelled in the City of Mount Vernon and children were forced to put their lives at risk by standing in the middle of Mount Vernon’s busiest streets to beg for money. Ms. Cox is also the controversial Chairwoman of the City’s Board of Ethic’s Committee. Cox has come under fire for botching investigations, especially those that involve her friends. Cox has not investigated one act of corruption in the City of Mount Vernon.
Lisa Copeland- Secretary- Lisa Copeland is desperate to get to elective office. Just last year, Copeland flew into an angry rage when she did not get nominated for Westchester County clerk to run against Tim Idoni. Copeland then wanted Dem bosses to support her to run against Maureen Walker for Comptroller. This is also the same Lisa Copeland that lost thousands of documents, including financial disclosures of City officials when Federal agents were investigating corruption at City hall. Copeland is a member of Grace Baptist Church.
Clarence Youngs-Treasurer member of Grace Baptist and the alleged “bagman” for the Mount Vernon Board Campaign Action Committee. Youngs is reported to receive his marching orders directly from Rev. Mizell and Rev. Richardson. According to Mr. Youngs Linkdin page, he is an administrator with the New York City Department of Education. Is it a conflict of interest for Mr. Young to serve as an officer for the Mount Vernon Board Campaign Action Committee? Clarence Youngs is a member of Grace Baptist Church.
E. Adell Dowdy- E. Adell Dowdy is the wife of Edward Dowdy who is best friends with Devereaux Cannick. Cannick was the former counsel to the Mount Vernon City School District. Dowdy is a political insider in the City of Mount Vernon. Cannick was forced to repay $75,000 to the New York State Retirement fund after he illegally listed himself and a colleague as employees of the Mount Vernon City School District when they were in fact independent contractors. Sources say E. Adell Dowdy is a member of Grace Baptist Church.
Henry May- Henry May is a self-proclaimed leader on educational policy when in fact he is the biggest political hack that Mount Vernon City School District has seen in over a decade. Henry May was hand picked and appointed to the Superintendent search committee at the urging of Rev. W. Franklyn Richardson and various City officials. Mr. May’s sole function is to ensure that the gravy train doesn’t end for the status quo. Henry May is a member of Grace Baptist Church.
Cathlin Boncardo aka Cathlin Gleason- Ms. Gleason provides another direct link between the Mount Vernon Board Campaign Action Committee and the Mount Vernon Democratic City Committee. Ms. Gleason is also the 2nd Vice Chairperson of the Mount Vernon Democratic City Committee. Why is the Mount Vernon Democratic City Committee involved in school elections when federal law dictates that school elections are supposed to be non-partisan?
School Board Trustees must demand that the donors to the Mount Vernon Board Campaign Action Committee be made public. Who is financing this operation? Did anyone seeking employment with the Mount Vernon City School District, specifically candidates for Superintendent, make a donation to the Mount Vernon Board Campaign Action Committee? We must be careful as to who is trying to buy influence and win favor with school board members. Taxpayers cannot intelligently make an informed decision if they do not know who is working and meddling behind the scenes to further their political agendas.