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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

2 GOP candidates vie for Latimer’s Senate seat
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2 GOP candidates vie for Latimer’s Senate seat

Westchester County Republicans are expecting to choose from a pool of two candidates to run in a special election to fill County Executive George Latimer’s recently vacated state Senate seat. Sarmad Khojasteh, a commercial litigation attorney from the town of Bedford, is bidding for the Republican nomination to face-off against […]

Latimer grabs Independence Party endorsement
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Latimer grabs Independence Party endorsement

The Independence Party has endorsed state Sen. George Latimer in his bid for county executive. Latimer, a Rye Democrat, is expecting to take on two-term incumbent Rob Astorino, a Republican, in November’s county executive race. And the support of the Independence Party has often been an indicator of electoral success […]