New Rochelle mayor not seeking re-election in 2023

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Noam Bramson

NEW ROCHELLE – Mayor Noam Bramson of New Rochelle announced Monday that he will not seek reelection in 2023.

When his term concludes at the end of next year, he will have served 18 years as mayor and 10 years as a member of the city council. He has won five mayoral elections, each by a landslide margin.

“Our progress today is made even more gratifying by the memory of challenges overcome,” the mayor said. “Far and wide, New Rochelle is viewed now as an innovative leader with an exceptionally bright future. And through it all, we have preserved what is best in our civic character – an inclusive spirit that celebrates diversity and welcomes people of every tradition and circumstance.”

Bramson said he does not know what his career path is going forward. He said he will “polish up” his resume, seek advice from friends and “explore the landscape of possibilities in both the public and private sectors.”

He said while a different elected office “is not among the options on my radar right now, I remain deeply committed to our democracy and to the cause of a just, free, and forward-looking society.”

Bramson received accolades from a number of people including Westchester County Executive George Latimer, who said Bramson “has done an exceptional job guiding New Rochelle through a dynamic transitional time.”

City Manager Chuck Strome had high praise for the mayor. “From the financial difficulties we faced during the national collapse on 2008, to New Rochelle being the early epicenter of the COVID pandemic, Noam was there to lead.”