Tuesday, January 9, 2018




Westchester legislators pick Boykin to lead

Boykin sworn in as chairman

WHITE PLAINS – Ben Boykin was the solid choice to lead the Westchester County Board of Legislators for the next two years.  He was elected on a 13 to 3 vote during a brief reorganization meeting Monday night.

Alfreda Williams was elected vice-chair.

Boykin pledged an “aggressive agenda” in dealing with some significant issues.

“We will have to balance many competing interests to serve the people of the county with limited and sometimes dwindling resources.  With a real budget deficit of maybe over $100 million, we will act in a fiscally prudent and responsible manner to meet the needs of our residents.”

Boykin said he sees the legislature and a “co-equal” branch of government with the county executive.

Among the priorities Boykin mentioned is reintroducing the Immigrant Protection Act, passed by the previous legislature but vetoed by former County Executive Robert Astorino. 


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