Latimer signs legislation imposing reduced term limit on Westchester executive’s office

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Westchester Executive George Latimer.

WHITE PLAINS – Westchester County has had a term limit on the position of county executive since 2011 – set at three terms totaling 12 years.

County Executive George Latimer pushed to reduce that to two term totally eight years.

The board of legislators approved that on Monday and on Wednesday he signed it into law.

“This move not only limits my own power but sends the message that no executive should deem themselves infallible,” Latimer said. “If eight years is enough for the chief elected of our country – it very well is for our county. While many in power seek to hold on and never let go, this move – at a time when our country is shifting toward progress – flies in the face of that notion.”

Latimer is now mid-way through the third year of his four-year term. He has yet to say if he will seek a second four-year term.