Eastchester, Tuckahoe, New Rochelle
Damon Maher

In his four years in office, Damon has helped to enact laws, policies and budgetary appropriations facilitating the equitable availability of housing for all ages and income levels; increasing county investment in quality daycare for working families; improving protections for low-income workers, immigrants and those most impacted by the pandemic; rebuilding roads, bridges and sewer systems; and reducing access to guns and taking other measurers to make public safety a reality for all county residents.

His priorities for 2022 include further progress on those objectives, plus seeking additional budgetary savings, as well as protecting our extensive park systems and promoting environmental protection in general.

Damon is a lifelong Westchester County resident, born in Yonkers, and has lived in Hastings-on-Hudson, West Harrison (Silver Lake), Larchmont and, since 1994, New Rochelle. He is a managing partner in a small law firm in lower Manhattan that concentrates on employee rights and civil litigation.

Valedictorian of his class at Archbishop Stepinac High School in White Plains, Damon received his B.A. from Yale College, and his J.D. from Fordham Law School, where he was a Member of the Fordham Urban Law Journal, before being admitted to practice in New York state and federal courts. As a lawyer, he has been active in the Commercial Law League of America and the New York Democratic Lawyers Council.

He has been active for many years in local volunteer organizations, serving on the Boards of the New Rochelle Bar Association, NewRo Runners, New Rochelle Public Library (as an elected Trustee), Westchester Foster & Adoptive Families, and Youth Soccer of New Rochelle Travel Division, which he also served for many years as a successful coach and mentor to other coaches as well as to players from New Rochelle's many diverse communities. Past directorships include Yale Alumni Fund and Yale Big Brothers/Big Sisters, and he is a founding member of the Giving Circle of Lower Westchester and New Rochelle Against Racism ("NewRoAR").

In 2019, Damon was honored to be elected to the board of New Rochelle Cares/Aging in Place, the Eastchester Community Action Partnership and WestCop New Rochelle.

Damon and his wife, Deborah Levy Maher, a financial planner who works in Katonah, have three adult children. He trains with the local amateur athletic group NewRo Runners and has been a regionally ranked long-distance runner in his age bracket. You will often see him riding his bicycle around the county.