Monday, January 8, 2018

 

 

 

Latimer ceremonially sworn in as Westchester executive

An overflow crowd witnessed the ceremonial swearing in

VALHALLA – George Latimer has officially been Westchester County Executive for one week but he was ceremonially sworn in on Sunday by Governor Andrew Cuomo following remarks by a seemingly never-ending list of federal and state officials.

Latimer told the overflow crowd at Westchester Community College that he will treat the legislative branch with dignity and the understanding that it is a separate unit of county government.

“No Democrat or Republican, Conservative, Liberal or moderate need fear that their voice will be ignored, but those voices, all of our voices, should show respect for all other voices,” Latimer said to applause. “When raise rudeness to a right we work at destroying this fragile democracy. We have every right to have strong beliefs, but when we turn strong beliefs into insulting, accusatory rhetoric, we pit neighbor against neighbor. It is tearing our country apart and we cannot let it tear our county apart.”

Latimer is Westchester’s ninth county executive.  He defeated two-term Republican exec Robert Astorino in last November’s election.


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