Byrne sworn in as Putnam County executive

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(photo: V. Voos)

CARMEL – Kevin Byrne is the new Putnam County executive. He was sworn in on Friday by Dutchess County Executive Marcus Molinaro, just a day away from being sworn in himself as a member of the U.S. Congress representing the new 19th District of New York.

The Republican Byrne ran unopposed for county executive.

The Mahopac resident has served in the State Assembly for three two-year terms.

He said he first decided to run for elective office in 2016 when he noticed many of his friends and former classmates from his youth were moving out of the state.

Byrne succeeds MaryEllen Odell as county executive. She could not seek reelection as Putnam County has term limits.