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Westchester GOP Minority Looks to Protect Taxpayers in New Term

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On Tuesday the GOP Minority Caucus of the Westchester County Board of Legislators announced its leadership team and committee assignments for the 2018-2019 legislative term.

For the third consecutive term, Legislator John G. Testa will be the Minority Leader. Legislator Testa is a lifelong resident of Peekskill who first entered public service as a member of the Peekskill Common Council in 1999 and then served three terms as Mayor., “I am looking forward to the upcoming term working with my colleagues at the Board of Legislators. I am particularly proud to be leading the GOP Minority Caucus for a third term.” Testa added, “November’s election significantly changed the leadership dynamics at the BOL. Our caucus may have been reduced in numbers but our dedication to serving and protecting Westchester County’s hardworking families is stronger than ever. With a new Democrat County Executive and a Democrat supermajority on the Board of Legislators who have all signaled their intentions to continue to increase taxes and pursue progressive social initiatives, it is more important than ever that the GOP Minority Caucus stand up for Westchester taxpayers.”

Legislator Gordon Burrows will continue to serve as the GOP Minority Caucus Whip. Gordon has a long history of working in public service. Prior to his election to the County Board in 2005, he spent ten years serving on the Yonkers City Council., “Over the past four years, we have proven that the Board of Legislators and County Government as a whole works best when we work in a bipartisan and cooperative manner. I applaud the new BOL Chair Ben Boykin for continuing the policy of giving each Legislator a leadership position or Committee Chairmanship. I think it’s important that Westchester County residents have the benefit of representation from all 17 Legislators. The GOP Minority Caucus looks forward to some vigorous discussions on a number of important issues facing Westchester County and we are hopeful for a productive and collegial legislative session.”

The GOP Minority Caucus also announced that three members will be serving as Chairs of Legislative Committees. Legislator Margaret Cunzio, a member of the Conservative Party will Chair the Public Safety Committee which will meet on Mondays at 3PM. Legislator Jim Maisano will Chair the Intergovernmental Services Committee which will meet on Mondays at 12:00PM. Legislator David Tubiolo will Chair the Seniors and Constituents Committee which will meet on the 3rd Tuesday each month at 10:00AM.


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