Carolyn FortinoNov 10, 2017, 11:14 pm

Latimer sends a clear message to Westchester County

County executive-elect stands firm on his election commitments


ARMONK – Sen. George Latimer stepped out for his first official appearance Friday since he won the election for Westchester’s next county executive on Tuesday.

Shaking hands with veterans at the Bristal at Armonk, the county executive-elect said, “I have serious responsibilities ahead of me. I‘ve got to devote time and effort to them. But at the same time, I want to show the community that I appreciate the connection."

Among the first hurdles Latimer plans to tackle when he takes office is the Westchester County Airport. On Thursday, County Executive Robert Astorino announced that he, along with the bi-partisan task force, had selected Macquarie Infrastructure to run the facility as part of a $1.1 billion public-private partnership.

As far as the Westchester County gun show is concerned, the Astorino administration says no contract has been signed. However, Latimer wants to make his position clear.

"If he commits the county to a gun show this January, I think he is operating opposite the will of the majority of the voters, and we’ll look at the contract to determine if it's a valid contract," Latimer said.

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