Westchester County Legislators

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District 16

Kenneth W. Jenkins

Ken JenkinsDistrict 16

Yonkers

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Ken Jenkins, a leader in Democratic politics for over 20 years, won his 16th District legislative seat for a third full term November 9, 2011 and was elected once again by his peers to become Chairman of The Board of Legislators and was sworn in on January 9, 2012.  Ken was elected to the Board of Legislators with 81% of the vote in a special election held on February 13, 2007 and was elected to his first full term in November 2007.  Ken has served as Chair of Government  & Operations,  Chair of Internal Controls and Procedures, Vice-Chair of Budget & Appropriations and  has served on the Committees on Community Services; Public Safety & Security; Generational, Cultural and Ethnic Diversity; and Legislation for The Westchester County Board of Legislators.  Ken has served as Chairman of the Yonkers Democratic Committee and Vice-Chairman of the Black Democrats of Westchester. He has served on the Executive Committee of the Westchester County Democratic Committee for several years.

 

A familiar face on Cablevision News since 1998, Ken appeared regularly as the Democratic political analyst on News 12 Westchester on the Newsmakers and Point/Counterpoint programs. He has also made guest appearances on CNN, BET, WABC, WCBS, and WNBC. As comfortable behind the camera as in front of it, Ken was executive producer and host of Insights & Updates, a public access cable show discussing issues relevant to the African-American community in Yonkers.

 

Ken's many years of public and community service includes service on the boards of many distinguished community groups and organizations such as the Greyston Foundation; the United Way; the Westchester County District Attorney's Community Advisory Committee; Westchester County Crimestoppers; the Community Planning Council of Yonkers. He was President for over five years of the Yonkers Branch of the NAACP. He also has served as President of the Yonkers Community Action Program.

 

Ken, a proud former boy scout and Senior Patrol Leader of Boy Scout Troop 32, is an alumnus of Fordham Preparatory School and Iona College, where he earned a B.S. in Computer Science and Information Systems. After a 20-year career in the telecommunications field, he is now an Associate/Broker of ERA Insite Realty/Gem Realty Division in Yonkers.

 

Ken and his wife, Deborah Hudson-Jenkins, have resided in Yonkers since they were married in 1982 and have three children Alana, Jamal, and Terrell.

 

Ken's Newsletters


Winter 2016 Newsletter


Summer 2015 Newsletter


Summer 2013 Newsletter


Summer 2011 Newsletter


Summer 2009 Newsletter

egularly as the Democratic political analyst on News 12 Westchester on the Newsmakers and Point/Counterpoint programs. He has also made guest appearances on CNN, BET, WABC, WCBS, and WNBC. As comfortable behind the camera as in front of it, Ken was executive producer and host of Insights & Updates, a public access cable show discussing issues relevant to the African-American community in Yonkers.

Ken's many years of public and community service includes service on the boards of many distinguished community groups and organizations such as the Greyston Foundation; the United Way; the Westchester County District Attorney's Community Advisory Committee; Westchester County Crimestoppers; the Community Planning Council of Yonkers. He was President for over five years of the Yonkers Branch of the NAACP. He also has served as President of the Yonkers Community Action Program.

Ken, a proud former boy scout and Senior Patrol Leader of Boy Scout Troop 32, is an alumnus of Fordham Preparatory School and Iona College, where he earned a B.S. in Computer Science and Information Systems. After a 20-year career in the telecommunications field, he is now an Associate/Broker of ERA Insite Realty/Gem Realty Division in Yonkers.

Ken and his wife, Deborah Hudson-Jenkins, have resided in Yonkers since they were married in 1982 and have three children Alana, Jamal, and Terrell.

Kenneth W. Jenkins


Email

E-mail Ken
or call 914.995.2829


Staff

Staff

Diana Toledo
914.995.2813


Committee Assignments

 

Committee Assignments

  • Federal & State Affairs Task Force, Chair
  • Appointments
  • Budget & Appropriations
  • Labor/Parks/Planning/Housing
 
 

Ken Jenkin's Photo Gallery

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