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Westchester County Legislator District 2

District 2: Part of Somers, Bedford, Mt. Kisco, North Salem, Lewisboro, Pound Ridge.Term: 2 years Salary: $49,200 BaseDuties: Among the duties of each County Legislator is to enact laws dealing with the County and its residents; to adopt an annual budget and to levy taxes; to determine the structure of County Government and the number of County employees and their salaries; and to initiate new projects and programs as the need arises. There are 17 County Districts.
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    Francis T. Corcoran (R, C, IN, REF) Westchester County Legislator - District 2

  • Kitley S. Covill (D, WF, WE) Attorney

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City/Town of Residence Bedford
Current Political Office Westchester Coutny Legislator - District 2
Education BS Iona College
Prior Civic Service Councilman- Town of Bedford, NY (13 years)/ Current Board Member - NYS Environmental Facilities Corporation/ Current Board Member & Chairman - MTA Inspector General Office/ Current Member - Metro-North Railroad Commuter Council/ Current Member - MTA Permanent Citizens Advisory Council/ Current Board Member - ArtsWestchester
Campaign Email corcoran2002@hotmail.com
Campaign Phone (917) 855-7697
Holding the line on property taxes. Preserving and protecting our environment and open spaces. Investing in our infrastructure and parkland. Extending County and not-for profit services to our under-served Northern towns - such as abuse and domestic violence programs and drug court. Supporting vital social services for those residents of our County in need.
1) Reduce Expenses. I will continue to work, in a proven bi-partisan way as a leader, to reduce County expenses and eliminate inefficiencies at all levels of government while protecting the quality of life our residents deserve and services that are expected and needed.

2) Increase Revenues. Leveraging my experience and background, I will continue working hard with my colleagues on the Board of Legislators to increase needed revenues for the County through private sector investment projects. Projects like the new Westchester BioScience & Technology Center which will include $1.2 billion in private sector investments and will create thousands of jobs generating millions in tax revenues and rent for the county. Just this one project will create a bio-technology hub that will position our County as a leader in the field, create thousands of jobs and produce a revenue stream to help pay for parks, roads, day care, public safety and other services for years to come.
City/Town of Residence Bedford
Current Political Office None. Running for Westchester County Legislator District 2
Education A.B. Kenyon College JD Vermont Law School
Prior Civic Service Inspector General, City of Yonkers. Assistant Chief Deputy Westchester County Attorney. Deputy Counsel, Town of Lewisboro. Special Prosecutor, Town of Lewisboro. Assistant District Attorney, Nassau County. Volunteer Ambulance Corp EMT. Volunteer PTA. Volunteer Zoning Board member. Volunteer Planning Board member. Board Chair YWCA.
Campaign Web Site http://electcovill.com
Campaign Email Kitley@electcovill.com
Campaign Phone (914) 471-6979
Fiscal Responsibility. County parks maintenance and enhancement. Water quality preservation. Business Hub growth. Law Enforcement support. Collaborative town/county relationships.
The County must address the expired Union contracts by working collaboratively with the Union Leaders, The employees of the County are one of its most important assets. The County must restore many of the positions in the County Planning and Law Enforcement departments. Ending the litigation with HUD will permit the County to again receive Community Block Development Grant money to fund critical County positions eliminated over the last seven years. The County must continue to review shared services, including sharing law enforcement.

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