Nov. 1, 2017: On Tuesday, November 7, Bronxville residents will have the opportunity to vote for the county executive of Westchester County and county legislator from Westchester's District 15, which includes Bronxville and part of Yonkers, and Eastchester Town Supervisor.
Below is information about the candidates and polling places:
Candidates for County Executive: Rob Astorino vs George Latimer
The county executive is the head of the executive branch of the Westchester County government.
Republican Rob Astorino is the current county executive of Westchester, having first taken office in 2010. A lifelong resident of Westchester County, Astorino graduated from Fordham University. He served as a member of the Mount Pleasant Board of Education and as a councilman in Mount Pleasant, and he served on the Westchester County Board of Legislators. He also had a career in radio and television.
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George Latimer is the Democratic candidate for county executive of Westchester. He grew up in Mount Vernon and is a graduate of Fordham University and NYU Wagner School of Public Administration. He has been a member of the New York State Senate for the 37th district since 2013. He was a New York State assemblyman and Westchester county legislator. He also had a career in the hospitality industry.
Click here to learn more about Latimer
Candidates for County Legislator for Westchester's District 15: Gordon Burrows vs Ruth Walter
The Westchester County Board of Legislators is "the legislative, policy-making branch of county government," explains the board's website. "A key power of the Board concerns finances: appropriating funds, approving the budget and levying taxes. It also approves appointments by the County Executive and passes local laws, acts and resolutions." It has seventeen members, each elected for a two-year term. It is the equivalent of the U.S. Congress but on the county level. However, unlike Congress, which has two legislative bodies, the House of Representatives and the Senate, the Westchester County Board of Legislators has only one legislative body.
Republican Gordon Burrows is the current county legislator for Westchester's District 15. A lifelong Yonkers resident, he is a graduate of Ithaca College and St. John's Law School. He became the 15th District's county legislator in 2005 in a special election. He also served on the Yonkers City Council.
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Ruth Walter is the Democratic candidate for county legislator. Walter grew up in Dobbs Ferry, the youngest of eight children. She graduated from Princeton University and worked in the real estate business. She lived in San Francisco and New York City and moved to Bronxville with her husband and two children ten years ago. Walter has served as court clerk in Bronxville, as treasurer of the Bronxville Public Library Board of Trustees, and as a volunteer for local church and school events. She and her husband also own Dobbs & Bishop Fine Cheese in Bronxville.
Click here to learn more about Ruth Walter
Candidates for Eastchester Town Supervisor: Anthony S. Colavita vs Michael P. Denning
The website of the Office of the New York State Comptroller explains that the Town of Eastchester "is governed by an elected five-member Town Board (Board) including the Town Supervisor. The Board is the legislative body responsible for overseeing the operations, finances, and overall management of the Town, including the activities of the Town Justice Court (Court). The Court is administered by two elected Justices who are assisted by two Court clerks."
Republican Anthony Colavita is the current Eastchester town supervisor and has been in this role since 2004. He graduated from Iowa Prep, Colgate University, and Pace University Law School. He has been a member of the Eastchester town board and has been involved in many local civic and community organizations.
Click here to learn more about Anthony Colavita.
Democrat Michael P. Denning was born in New Rochelle and has lived in Eastchester for over 40 years. He graduated from Archbishop Stepinac High School and Iona College. He was a police officer for twenty years with the New York City Police Department, Westchester County, and Eastchester Police Department. He is past president of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #9, past president and vice president of the Eastchester Police Benevolent Association, past trustee of the Police Emerald Society of Westchester, and co-founder of CYO (Catholic Youth Organization) at Immaculate Conception Parish.
Click here to learn more about Michael P. Denning.
Polling locations in the Village of Bronxville:
Districts 16 & 17, Concordia College
Districts 18, 19 & 21, The Reformed Church of Bronxville
District 20, Christ Church Bronxville
District 22, NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital
All polling sites will be open from 6:00 am to 9:00 pm. If you have any questions about voter registration or your polling location, please call the Westchester County Board of Elections at 914-995-5700 or click here for the board of elections website.
Photo at top by A. Warner