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Cuomo sets date for special elections in Senate
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Cuomo sets date for special elections in Senate

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced a date to fill two pivotal state Senate seats, including Westchester County Executive George Latimer’s vacant 37th Senate District seat. The Cuomo administration has set April 24 as the date for the special election, in which state Assemblywoman Shelley Mayer, a Democrat, is vying for […]

Fresh off of being appointed Westchester County Board of Legislators chairman, Democrat Ben Boykin has assigned legislators to a number of county committees for the 2018-2019 legislative term. File photo
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Boykin announces BOL committee chair assignments

Newly elected Westchester County Board of Legislators Chairman Ben Boykin has assigned committee chairmanship positions to members on board. On Jan. 17, Boykin, a White Plains Democrat, announced the leadership positions for each committee for the 2018-2019 legislative term. “In order for a legislative body to be robust and effective, […]

Emily Hurd
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New administration appoints Hurd deputy mayor

In his first meeting, Mayor Josh Cohn, a Democrat, appointed Councilwoman Emily Hurd as the city’s deputy mayor. The appointment was announced on Jan. 10, during the first Rye City Council meeting of 2018. The newly appointed deputy mayor will succeed former Deputy Mayor Julie Killian, a Republican, who served […]

State Assemblywoman Shelley Mayer, a Yonkers Democrat, has won the Independence Party’s nomination over Republican candidate Julie Killian in the special election for George Latimer’s old Senate seat. File photo
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Democrats nominate Mayer for Senate seat

State Assemblywoman Shelley Mayer, a Democrat, was nominated unanimously on Jan. 9 as the successor to former state Sen. George Latimer’s Senate seat.  Latimer, a fellow Democrat, vacated the seat when he was elected as Westchester County executive and subsequently took office on Jan. 1. Mayer took the nomination over […]

Boykin elected new chair of BOL
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Boykin elected new chair of BOL

With bipartisan support, the Westchester County Board of Legislators has chosen Legislator Ben Boykin, a White Plains Democrat. Boykin was voted the new chairman of the Board of Legislators by a vote of 13-3 on Jan. 8. “Tonight starts the dawning of a new era in Westchester County,” said Boykin […]