Lakisha Collins-Bellamy made history when she recently won the Democratic nomination for Yonkers City Council President. In her defeat of incumbent Mike Khader, she became the first African-American and woman of color nominated for the position.
According to the Westchester County Board Of Elections, Collins-Bellamy won 57% of the vote. In her campaign, she stood behind her Democratic platform, as well as advocating for the Working Families Party.
Upon being nominated for City Council President, Collins-Bellamy was congratulated by Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano, who also appointed her as a trustee of the Yonkers Board of Education on June 30, 2020.
It was an exciting moment for Collins-Bellamy, a life-long resident of Yonkers. She has been called to serve her community as a member of numerous community and civic organizations for over 20 years. She is currently a lawyer for the City of Yonkers Municipal Housing Authority.
When interviewed, Collins-Bellamy describes her goals for her newly-elected office:
“I want to work with all parties to make Yonkers a better place for all and a city that people can be happy to call home to work and live in.”
As a member of the Yonkers Police Reform Committee, Collins-Bellamy is also dedicated to the safety of her constituents and community.
“I am committed to working alongside the current administration and with the Yonkers Police Department to ensure that our communities are safe for all residents.”
Collins-Bellamy is a proud Yonkers resident and lives locally with her husband and son. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Master of Public Administration, and a Juris Doctor degree.