Statement from Senate Candidate Julie Killian on Upcoming Senate Hearing for Storm Preparedness and Response by Regional Utility Companies
Senate candidate Julie Killian made the following statement in support of New York State Senator Terrence Murphy, Chairman of the State Senate's Committee on Investigations and Government Operations, call for a hearing to examine the storm preparedness and response by regional utility companies.
"I join Senator Murphy and Senator Sue Serino in demanding answers as to why our residents have been left without power since Friday. We face another major winter event this evening," Killian said. "The ripple effect of a power outage of this length and breadth is enormous. When schools are closed due to lack of power or inaccessible roads, many working parents are forced to stay home, and miss work."
"Further, the current power outages in Westchester point to another looming crisis: 25% of our energy supply will go offline in 2021 when Indian Point closes," Killian said. "We need a real plan ensuring that we have reliable, affordable energy sources so we don’t get stuck with significant power problems -- and even higher taxes!"
"Government's primary role is to keep its citizens safe. Westchester's hard-working families deserve answers, and to have the peace of mind of knowing that this will not happen again next time," Killian said. "Protecting Westchester families will be my top priority in the State Senate."
Killian will run on the Republican, Conservative and Reform Party lines in the Special Election for New York State Senate District 37 on April 24th. Senate District 37 includes the towns and municipalities of: Armonk, Bedford, Bronxville, Crestwood, Eastchester, Harrison, Katonah, Larchmont, Mamaroneck, North Castle, New Rochelle, Port Chester, Rye City, Rye Brook, Tuckahoe, White Plains and Yonkers.