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Westchester Democratic convention 2013: Delegates pick county executive nominee

Mount Vernon Mayor Ernie Davis' Chief of Staff

Mount Vernon Mayor Ernie Davis' Chief of Staff Nichelle Johnson cheers Ken Jenkins at the Westchester County Democratic convention at the Westchester County Center in White Plains. (April 24, 2013) Photo Credit: Xavier Mascarenas

Politicians and supporters gathered Wednesday evening for the Westchester County Democratic convention at the Westchester County Center in White Plains. They were there to select a nominee for county executive. (April 24, 2013)

Mount Vernon Mayor Ernie Davis' Chief of Staff
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Mount Vernon Mayor Ernie Davis' Chief of Staff Nichelle Johnson cheers Ken Jenkins at the Westchester County Democratic convention at the Westchester County Center in White Plains. (April 24, 2013)

New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson, left, prepares a
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New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson, left, prepares a speech while his wife, Catie Stern, sits next to him before winning the Democratic nomination to run for Westchester County executive at the Westchester County Democratic convention in White Plains. (April 24, 2013)

Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore speaks at
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Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore speaks at the Westchester County Democratic convention at the Westchester County Center in White Plains. (April 24, 2013)

New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson gives a speech
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New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson gives a speech after winning the Democratic nomination for Westchester County executive at the Westchester County Democratic convention at the Westchester County Center in White Plains. (April 24, 2013)

New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson, center, prepares to
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New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson, center, prepares to give a speech after winning the Democratic nomination to run for Westchester County executive at the Westchester County Democratic convention at the Westchester County Center in White Plains. Ken Jenkins, who lost the vote for the party's nomination, hugs him, as party chair Reginald Lafayette stands at right. (April 24, 2013)

New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson, left, prepares to
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New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson, left, prepares to give a speech after winning the Democratic nomination for Westchester County executive at the Westchester County Democratic convention at the Westchester County Center in White Plains. Ken Jenkins, who lost the vote for the party's nomination, stands next to him in support. (April 24, 2013)

Legis. Bill Ryan is consoled by his wife,
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Legis. Bill Ryan is consoled by his wife, JoAnn Ryan, after getting the least amount of votes in the county executive race in the first round of voting at the Westchester County Democratic convention at the Westchester County Center in White Plains. (April 24, 2013)

New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson, far left, kisses
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New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson, far left, kisses his wife, Catie Stern, before winning the Democratic nomination to run for Westchester County executive at the Westchester County Democratic convention at the Westchester County Center in White Plains. (April 24, 2013)

Campaign staffers working with county executive candidate Ken
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Campaign staffers working with county executive candidate Ken Jenkins gather at the Westchester County Democratic convention at the Westchester County Center in White Plains. (April 24, 2013)

Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore, left, passes
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Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore, left, passes party head Reginald Lafayette at the Westchester County Democratic convention at the Westchester County Center in White Plains. (April 24, 2013)

Ken Jenkins supporters cheer him at the Westchester
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Ken Jenkins supporters cheer him at the Westchester County Democratic convention at the Westchester County Center in White Plains. (April 24, 2013)

Mount Vernon Mayor Ernie Davis recites the Pledge
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Mount Vernon Mayor Ernie Davis recites the Pledge of Allegiance at the Westchester County Democratic convention at the Westchester County Center in White Plains. (April 24, 2013)

Ken Jenkins speaks after losing the party nomination
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Ken Jenkins speaks after losing the party nomination vote for county executive at the Westchester County Democratic convention at the Westchester County Center in White Plains. (April 24, 2013)

New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson, center, prepares to
Photo Credit: Xavier Mascarenas

New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson, center, prepares to give a speech after winning the Democratic nomination to run for Westchester County executive at the Westchester County Democratic convention at the Westchester County Center in White Plains. Democratic party chair Reginald Lafayette stands at right. (April 24, 2013)

Democrats gather at the Westchester County Democratic convention
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Democrats gather at the Westchester County Democratic convention at the Westchester County Center in White Plains. (April 24, 2013)

Kenneth Chamberlain Jr., whose father was killed by
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Kenneth Chamberlain Jr., whose father was killed by police at home in White Plains in 2011, attends the Westchester County Democratic convention at the Westchester County Center in White Plains. (April 24, 2013)

People participate in the Westchester County Democratic convention
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People participate in the Westchester County Democratic convention at the Westchester County Center in White Plains. (April 24, 2013)

People participate in the Westchester County Democratic convention
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People participate in the Westchester County Democratic convention at the Westchester County Center in White Plains. (April 24, 2013)

People participate in the Westchester County Democratic convention
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People participate in the Westchester County Democratic convention at the Westchester County Center in White Plains. (April 24, 2013)

People participate in the Westchester County Democratic convention
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People participate in the Westchester County Democratic convention at the Westchester County Center in White Plains. (April 24, 2013)

People participate in the Westchester County Democratic convention
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People participate in the Westchester County Democratic convention at the Westchester County Center in White Plains. (April 24, 2013)

People participate in the Westchester County Democratic convention
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People participate in the Westchester County Democratic convention at the Westchester County Center in White Plains. (April 24, 2013)

People participate in the Westchester County Democratic convention
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People participate in the Westchester County Democratic convention at the Westchester County Center in White Plains. (April 24, 2013)

People participate in the Westchester County Democratic convention
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People participate in the Westchester County Democratic convention at the Westchester County Center in White Plains. (April 24, 2013)

People participate in the Westchester County Democratic convention
Photo Credit: Xavier Mascarenas

People participate in the Westchester County Democratic convention at the Westchester County Center in White Plains. (April 24, 2013)

Mount Vernon Mayor Ernie Davis attends the Westchester
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Mount Vernon Mayor Ernie Davis attends the Westchester County Democratic convention at the Westchester County Center in White Plains. (April 24, 2013)

People participate in the Westchester County Democratic convention
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People participate in the Westchester County Democratic convention at the Westchester County Center in White Plains. (April 24, 2013)

People participate in the Westchester County Democratic convention
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People participate in the Westchester County Democratic convention at the Westchester County Center in White Plains. (April 24, 2013)

People participate in the Westchester County Democratic convention
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People participate in the Westchester County Democratic convention at the Westchester County Center in White Plains. (April 24, 2013)

Noam Bramson walks off the stage after speaking
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Noam Bramson walks off the stage after speaking at the Westchester County Democratic convention at the Westchester County Center in White Plains. (April 24, 2013)

People participate in the Westchester County Democratic convention
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People participate in the Westchester County Democratic convention at the Westchester County Center in White Plains. (April 24, 2013)

Ken Jenkins attends the Westchester County Democratic convention
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Ken Jenkins attends the Westchester County Democratic convention at the Westchester County Center in White Plains. (April 24, 2013)

People participate in the Westchester County Democratic convention
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People participate in the Westchester County Democratic convention at the Westchester County Center in White Plains. (April 24, 2013)

Democratic party chair Reginald Lafayette leads the Westchester
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Democratic party chair Reginald Lafayette leads the Westchester County Democratic convention at the Westchester County Center in White Plains. (April 24, 2013)

Legis. Bill Ryan speaks at the Westchester County
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Legis. Bill Ryan speaks at the Westchester County Democratic convention at the Westchester County Center in White Plains. (April 24, 2013)

People participate in the Westchester County Democratic convention
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People participate in the Westchester County Democratic convention at the Westchester County Center in White Plains. (April 24, 2013)

People participate in the Westchester County Democratic convention
Photo Credit: Xavier Mascarenas

People participate in the Westchester County Democratic convention at the Westchester County Center in White Plains. (April 24, 2013)

People participate in the Westchester County Democratic convention
Photo Credit: Xavier Mascarenas

People participate in the Westchester County Democratic convention at the Westchester County Center in White Plains. (April 24, 2013)

Legis. Bill Ryan attends the Westchester County Democratic
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Legis. Bill Ryan attends the Westchester County Democratic convention at the Westchester County Center in White Plains. (April 24, 2013)

People participate in the Westchester County Democratic convention
Photo Credit: Xavier Mascarenas

People participate in the Westchester County Democratic convention at the Westchester County Center in White Plains. (April 24, 2013)

People participate in the Westchester County Democratic convention
Photo Credit: Xavier Mascarenas

People participate in the Westchester County Democratic convention at the Westchester County Center in White Plains. (April 24, 2013)

People participate in the Westchester County Democratic convention
Photo Credit: Xavier Mascarenas

People participate in the Westchester County Democratic convention at the Westchester County Center in White Plains. (April 24, 2013)

White Plains district leaders vote at the Westchester
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White Plains district leaders vote at the Westchester County Democratic convention at the Westchester County Center in White Plains. (April 24, 2013)

Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore attends the
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Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore attends the Westchester County Democratic convention at the Westchester County Center in White Plains. (April 24, 2013)

Democratic party chair Reginald Lafayette talks at left
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Democratic party chair Reginald Lafayette talks at left at the Westchester County Democratic convention at the Westchester County Center in White Plains. (April 24, 2013)

People participate in the Westchester County Democratic convention
Photo Credit: Xavier Mascarenas

People participate in the Westchester County Democratic convention at the Westchester County Center in White Plains. (April 24, 2013)

People participate in the Westchester County Democratic convention
Photo Credit: Xavier Mascarenas

People participate in the Westchester County Democratic convention at the Westchester County Center in White Plains. (April 24, 2013)

People participate in the Westchester County Democratic convention
Photo Credit: Xavier Mascarenas

People participate in the Westchester County Democratic convention at the Westchester County Center in White Plains. (April 24, 2013)

People participate in the Westchester County Democratic convention
Photo Credit: Xavier Mascarenas

People participate in the Westchester County Democratic convention at the Westchester County Center in White Plains. (April 24, 2013)

People participate in the Westchester County Democratic convention
Photo Credit: Xavier Mascarenas

People participate in the Westchester County Democratic convention at the Westchester County Center in White Plains. (April 24, 2013)

Noam Bramson attends the Westchester County Democratic convention
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Noam Bramson attends the Westchester County Democratic convention at the Westchester County Center in White Plains. (April 24, 2013)

People participate in the Westchester County Democratic convention
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People participate in the Westchester County Democratic convention at the Westchester County Center in White Plains. (April 24, 2013)

Bill Ryan, left, attends the Westchester County Democratic
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Bill Ryan, left, attends the Westchester County Democratic convention at the Westchester County Center in White Plains. (April 24, 2013)

Noam Bramson makes notes on a speech at
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Noam Bramson makes notes on a speech at the Westchester County Democratic convention at the Westchester County Center in White Plains. (April 24, 2013)

People participate in the Westchester County Democratic convention
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People participate in the Westchester County Democratic convention at the Westchester County Center in White Plains. (April 24, 2013)

Leonard Spano, right, appears at the Westchester County
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Leonard Spano, right, appears at the Westchester County Democratic convention, as does his brother, Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano, far left, at the Westchester County Center in White Plains. (April 24, 2013)

Ken Jenkins listens to voting results at the
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Ken Jenkins listens to voting results at the Westchester County Democratic convention at the Westchester County Center in White Plains. (April 24, 2013)

Mount Vernon Mayor Ernie Davis attends the Westchester
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Mount Vernon Mayor Ernie Davis attends the Westchester County Democratic convention at the Westchester County Center in White Plains. (April 24, 2013)

People participate in the Westchester County Democratic convention
Photo Credit: Xavier Mascarenas

People participate in the Westchester County Democratic convention at the Westchester County Center in White Plains. (April 24, 2013)

Noam Bramson, center, attends the Westchester County Democratic
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Noam Bramson, center, attends the Westchester County Democratic convention at the Westchester County Center in White Plains. (April 24, 2013)

Ken Jenkins, left, talks with Noam Bramson at
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Ken Jenkins, left, talks with Noam Bramson at the Westchester County Democratic convention at the Westchester County Center in White Plains. (April 24, 2013)

Kim Knotts of Mount Vernon, a Democratic district
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Kim Knotts of Mount Vernon, a Democratic district leader, tapes signs in support of county executive candidate Ken Jenkins before the start of the Westchester County Democratic convention at the Westchester County Center in White Plains. (April 24, 2013)

Democratic county executive candidate candidate Ken Jenkins speaks
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Democratic county executive candidate candidate Ken Jenkins speaks with supporters and other lawmakers during the Westchester County Democratic convention at the County Center. (April 24, 2013)

Reginald Lafayette, right, Democratic Party chairman, at the
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Reginald Lafayette, right, Democratic Party chairman, at the Westchester County Democratic convention at the Westchester County Center in White Plains. (April 24, 2013)

County executive candidate Bill Ryan speaks with supporters
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County executive candidate Bill Ryan speaks with supporters during the Westchester Democratic convention at the County Center. (April 24, 2013)

County executive candidate Bill Ryan, right, talks with

County executive candidate Bill Ryan, right, talks with Democrats at the Westchester County Democratic convention at the Westchester County Center in White Plains. (April 24, 2013)

County executive candidate Bill Ryan, left, talks with

County executive candidate Bill Ryan, left, talks with Democrats at the Westchester County Democratic convention at the Westchester County Center in White Plains. (April 24, 2013)

County executive candidate Noam Bramson speaks at the
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County executive candidate Noam Bramson speaks at the Westchester County Democratic convention at the Westchester County Center in White Plains. (April 24, 2013)

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