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Westchester County Legislator District 1

District 1: Cortlandt, part of Peekskill, part of Yorktown.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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    John G. Testa (R, C, IN, REF) Retired Teacher (33 Years)

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    Nancy S. Vann (D, WE) Activist & Retired Attorney

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City/Town of Residence Peekskill, NY
Current Political Office Westchester County Legislator, Minority Leader
Education Masters of Science, Technology Education, May 1984 The City College of New York Bachelor of Science, Technology, May 1980 State University of New York at Oswego Peekskill High School, June 1976 Regents and Honors Diploma Assumption School, June 1972
Prior Civic Service President, Lincoln Depot Museum Mayor, City of Peekskill Councilman, Peekskill Common Council Peekskill Industrial Development Agency Peekskill Local Development Corporation Westchester Community College Board of Trustees Blue Ribbon Education Panel for Westchester County Lincoln Society of Peekskill Hudson Valley Ctr. for Contemporary Art Board of Advisors Peekskill Education Foundation City of Peekskill Parks and Conservation Advisory Board City of Peekskill Zoning Board of Appeals
Campaign Web Site http://www.johngtesta.com
Campaign Email jgtesta@verizon.net
Campaign Phone (914) 760-9773
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City/Town of Residence Peekskill, New York
Current Political Office Chairman of Peekskill Housing Authority
Education Columbia University - Bachelor of Arts, Summa Cum Laude Yale Law School - Juris Doctorate Yale Law & Policy Review - Founder and First Editor in Chief
Prior Civic Service Chair of Center for Disability Advocacy & Rights President of Safe Energy Rights Groups, Inc. (non-profit) Buildings Administrator - NY Quarterly Meeting of Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) Brunner Foundation Program Assistant Member: Stop the Algonquin Pipeline Expansion, ResistSpectra, UAFF, NEP, Sierra Club, Phi Beta Kappa, Riverkeeper, Delaware Riverkeeper, Hudson River Sloop Clearwater and others
Campaign Web Site http://nancyvann.com/
Campaign Email nancy@nancyvann.com
Campaign Phone (646) 831-5811
Twitter @NVann4BOL
• A county government that serves all of the people of Westchester, not just the very wealthy few • Passing a real budget that provides needed services without gimmicks or accounting tricks • Investing in wind, solar and other cutting edge technologies to grow jobs • Access to affordable housing and vital county services that have been lost due to Trump and Republicans on the county legislature • Developing a sensible plan for closing Indian Point that makes sure it's done safely, keeps the current workers, and finds money to replace the lost taxes • Maintaining county control of the airport to prevent "LaGuardia North" type expansion • Paid sick-leave for all workers • Access to affordable healthcare for all residents • Assuring immigrant rights to maintain a safer community. • Job protection and creation with an eye to the future. • Preserving our environment to protect our health and fight climate change
• I will ensure a sensible budget that provides needed services without placing county assets at risk. Privatizing the Westchester County Airport will not benefit most residents but will create incentives for cost-cuts on safety and environmental protections and will diminish future county income. • Fair County Taxes. A realistic budget is only half the battle. I will strive to ensure a fair tax system is implemented that allows for managed spending to accommodate Westchester’s people and businesses and ensure that a fair tax is paid by all. Instead our GOP county administration is removing needed county positions. • Westchester government seem intent on serving the handful of residents who don't rely on county services: those that can afford a private education for their children, receive good health benefits from their jobs, and don’t have to rely on mass transportation. I will provide a strong voice for the middle- and working-class families that depend on these services and more.

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