We made history last night at the Westchester County Board of Legislators (BOL) reorganization meeting. Two guys that grew up in New Rochelle were elected as Chair & Vice Chair – Democrat Mike Kaplowitz as Chair and yours truly as Vice Chair. (Chairman Kaplowitz now lives in Somers). Most importantly, this is the first bipartisan leadership team for the BOL that anyone can remember. I will be the first Republican officer of the BOL since 1997 and am incredibly honored to serve as Vice Chair for the next two years.
Our bipartisan leadership team is committed to ensuring that the deliberations of the BOL are performed in a professional, collegial and serious manner. We will create a process where legislators debate the important issues facing Westchester in a respectful and thoughtful manner with a goal of building consensus and creating compromise. We will provide legislative oversight over the county executive and his administration, but will do so in a less political and less partisan way. Checks and balances are alive and well at the BOL, but so is bipartisanship and good government.
We hope to lead one of the best legislatures in the country and cannot wait to get to work on Tuesday!
9 Responses to Thrilled To Be Elected Vice Chair!
Congratulations Jim….just keep making history…we’re proud of you…!!
Lido Lighting, Inc.
966 Grand Boulevard
Deer Park, New York 11729
Growing Greener every day…please do not print this email unless absolutely necessary!
Unbelievable!!Good work -finally some good people who can work together for the greater good–its been a long time…
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Historic night last night at Westchester County Board of Legislators!
Best wishes and Lots of good luck to you and mike. He used to live at white oak (with his wife). Tell him we offer him congratulations as well. Ralph & Marie
Happy and Healthy New Year to you and your family. Congratulations on being elected Vice Chair! Keep up the good work, you and others like you are much needed in our current political environment.
Congrats. Stopped in to do so in person this morning.
Remembering the early years……….
Congrats Jim!. Happy New Year. Regards. Thomas
Leonard A. Del Vecchio
Senior Analyst, Leasing and
Philip Morris Capital Corporation
203-708-8169 E-fax: 919-884-3602
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