March 10, 2003


Dobbs Ferry, New York – Allegra Dengler’s Campaign announced today that it has been awarded a grant by the Eleanor Roosevelt Legacy Committee, which funds women candidates throughout New York State and raises the awareness and participation of women in Democratic politics.

"I am so honored to have the Eleanor Roosevelt Legacy Committee support my campaign," said Mayoral candidate Dengler. "Eleanor Roosevelt had a profound and lasting influence on the New York State Democratic Party. As I continue my campaign for Mayor, her dedication to public service and Democratic causes will serve as an inspiration to me."

"I can think of no better way to honor Eleanor Roosevelt’s historic legacy than by helping to elect qualified, Democratic women such as Allegra Dengler to office," said ERLC Chair Judith Hope. "The Eleanor Roosevelt Legacy Committee is pleased to support Allegra’s candidacy for Mayor of Dobbs Ferry. We hope our grant will help her campaign get the winning message out to the voters."

Allegra Dengler has long been dedicated to public service. She volunteered two years with the Peace Corps in Nepal. She was awarded the Cold War Victory Medal for service with the Department of the Army in Saigon during the Vietnam War. In her four years as Trustee, she has worked hard advocating for concerns people have brought to the Board.

She is running for Mayor to bring a new style of leadership with clear goals and priorities and a spirit of respect and cooperation.

She is running with Vikki Jones, Paul Sterne, and Brian Maddox for Trustee and David Koenigsberg for Village Justice. Together they will work to upgrade zoning codes and actively support downtown businesses.

The Eleanor Roosevelt Legacy was launched in July 2001 by then-State Chair and current Eleanor Roosevelt Chair Judith Hope along with Eleanor Roosevelt Legacy Committee President Laurie Rothenberg. Named for former First Lady of New York and of the United States, the Eleanor Roosevelt Legacy Committee draws on Mrs. Roosevelt’s early 20th century efforts to increase women’s participation in New York politics. The modern day Eleanor Roosevelt Legacy Committee, which now boasts the active involvement of more than 2000 women throughout New York State, serves as a political resource and meeting ground for women involved in New York politics. In addition, it raises funds dedicated solely to New York Democratic women candidates.