Now that the election results are becoming finalized and we have all had some time to reflect I would like to thank the residents of Cortlandt, Peekskill and Yorktown for such an overwhelming victory. I am truly humbled and appreciative of the tremendous support you have given me to continue as your county legislator.
The numbers tell it all: an overall victory of 62%, which is the second largest margin of the 13 legislative races with challengers countywide. County Legislative District 1 is comprised of 53 local districts throughout Cortlandt, Peekskill and Yorktown. I am pleased to announce I won handily in all three communities, winning 50 of the 53 local districts, with a margin of nearly 2000 votes!
It was a hard-fought campaign but it was also very gratifying to know the residents in the area I represent understand the critical issues we face in Westchester, and approve of our accomplishments to date. I will continue to work hard for those I represent and work with all my colleagues in White Plains for the betterment of our residents in Northern Westchester.
The work ahead will be challenging and requires some tough decision making on a multitude of issues. However, I will face those issues head on and look to further reduce the county tax burden without harming those who need assistance the most. The goal is to make a better Westchester for all who live here and not disregard the most vulnerable among us, especially senior citizens and children.
Thank you again to all who voted this past Tuesday and for putting your trust in me to remain as your county legislator.