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Derickson Lawrence

Community Advisor

Mount Vernon resident Derickson Lawrence has become a prominent figure in Westchester County. As the chairman of the Westchester County Homeowners' Coalition and Westchester County Crime Stoppers, Derickson can be found rallying support for causes that have yielded tangible results: ranging from crime mitigation, local education, tax cap symposiums, regional economic revitalization efforts, and basic quality of life issues. He is the founder and CEO of MarketView Resources, whose customers are in Mount Vernon and throughout eight states including Alaska. He served as the chairman of the Mount Vernon Housing Authority and as a trustee of the YWCA of Yonkers. Recently (2011-2013), he was the vice co-chair of the Westchester County Charter Revision Commission. His opinion pieces have been published in the New York Times, Westchester Business Journal, The Journal News, Westchester Tribune and Westchester Guardian. He has two grown daughters and a five-year old son.

Derickson Lawrence's Contributions

  1. Letter To The Editor: It's A Two-Man Race

    Letter To The Editor: It's A Two-Man Race

    MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. -- Mount Vernon Daily Voice accepts signed, original letters to the editor up to 350 words. To submit your letter, e-mail mountvernon@dailyvoice.com.I am running on the recently created People's Choice Line in the 16th Congressional District: We believe that in this election cycle, the people in the 16th CD deserve not only a choice, but a contest of ideas. I am ...

  2. Mount Vernon's Lawrence Vows To Fight After Petitions Ruled Invalid

    Mount Vernon's Lawrence Vows To Fight After Petitions Ruled Invalid

    MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. – Mount Vernon's Derickson Lawrence vowed to continue fighting after the state Board of Elections ruled his candidate petitions invalid on May 4.Lawrence, who wants to run in next month's Democratic primary as a candidate in the 16th Congressional District, called the decision by the board commissioners 'establishment politics at work.'“Our attorneys are engaged and ...

  3. Letter: Congressional Candidate Derickson Lawrence Endorses Bernie Sanders

    Letter: Congressional Candidate Derickson Lawrence Endorses Bernie Sanders

    MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. -- The Mount Vernon Daily Voice accepts signed and original letters to the editor up to 350 words. To submit your letter, email mountvernon@dailyvoice.com.There are clear similarities between Senator Bernie Sanders’ Presidential Primary and my Congressional Primary in the 16th Congressional District —we are both going up against the inevitable establishment ...

  4. Candidate For Congress Participates In Tax Day Protest

    Candidate For Congress Participates In Tax Day Protest

    HASTINGS, N.Y. --Concerned Families of Westchester members met for their annual tax day at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Plaza in Hastings on-the Hudson recently to protest and speak out against the huge proportion of U.S. taxes that is allocated to war and military intervention and spending. U.S. House of Representatives candidate, Derickson K. Lawrence, took part in the protest.“I am ...

  5. Deirckson Lawrence Announcing Run For Congress

    Deirckson Lawrence Announcing Run For Congress

    MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. -- Derickson K. Lawrence will formally announce his candidacy for the U.S. House of Representatives at St. Paul's Church on Saturday, March 5. “The nation is looking for alternatives to career politicians and establishment politics, and our 16th Congressional District is no exception,” said Lawrence.Lawrence has 30 years of management consultant experience with ...

  6. Preet Bharara Speaks At Crimestoppers Annual Dinner

    Preet Bharara Speaks At Crimestoppers Annual Dinner

    MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. -- -- Preet Bharara, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, was keynote speaker and received the Westchester County Crime Stoppers Crime Stopper of the Year Award.It was given at the WCCS fifth anniversary event Friday, Feb. 5 in Mount Vernon."Our children's future is more secure because of his work. He has protected our quality of life, and ...

  7. Preet Bharara Speaking At Crimestoppers Dinner

    Preet Bharara Speaking At Crimestoppers Dinner

    NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- Preet Bharara, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, is  the guest speaker at a dinner to celebrate "Crime Stoppers" fifth anniversary on Friday, Feb. 5.According to officials with the group, Bharara’s accomplishments over the past six years have raised awareness of the challenges that confront law enforcement on all fronts. Additional ...

  8. Westchester Community College, Local Chambers Of Commerce Launch Seed Tank

    Westchester Community College, Local Chambers Of Commerce Launch Seed Tank

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Business leaders in the Mount Vernon, Yonkers and the Bronx chambers of commerce have partnered with Westchester Community College to launch the $$eed Tank Competition. "This competition extends the college's opportunity to introduce local aspiring or new business people to the college's Gateway to Entrepreneurship program where training and networking ...

  9. New Reward Offered In 20-Year-Old Westchester Murder Cold Case

    New Reward Offered In 20-Year-Old Westchester Murder Cold Case

    PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. -- It's been almost 20 years since Pleasantville firefighter Tom Dorr was murdered and police are hoping a new reward will help crack the case.Westchester County Crime Stoppers announced Wednesday at a press conference at the Pleasantville Firehouse on Washington Avenue that they are offering a $3,500 reward for information leading to an arrest. A $2,500 reward from ...

  10. Trainees For Mount Vernon Police Exam Exceed Expectations

    Trainees For Mount Vernon Police Exam Exceed Expectations

    MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. -- If the consistent level of attendance is any indication of test performance, Mount Vernon’s Police Department will have a deep bench for selection of its next set of recruits. Close to 250 diverse recruits showed up the first evening for the prep classes -- and the five weeks thereafter, for the Mount Vernon Police exam scheduled at A.B. Davis Middle School on Nov. ...

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