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Westchester County Legislature District 9

District 9: Briarcliff Manor, part of Cortlandt, Croton-on-Hudson, Ossining, part of Peekskill.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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    Catherine A. Borgia
    (Dem, WF)

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    Robert J. Outhouse
    (Rep, Con, Grn, I)

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City/Town of Residence Croton, NY
Current Political Office County Legislature, LD 9 Chair, Budget & Appropriations Committee
Education BA, Binghamton University (SUNY) MBA, NYU Stern School of Business
Prior Civic Service Town Supervisor, Town of Ossining Village Trustee, Village of Ossining Chief of Staff, Assemblywoman Sandy Galef President, Junior League of Northern Westchester PTA President
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Campaign Phone (914) 262-8873
We must help the hard-working people of Westchester County by passing legislation that protect their health safety and welfare. That's why I sponsored and passed the Immigration Protection Act so that everyone in Westchester feels free to interact with County law enforcement and other employees; to make it clear that Westchester is a welcoming community; and to increase public safety for all. The new Earned Sick Leave law gives over 40,000 people in Westchester the ability take time off when they are sick without being placed in financial harm or spreading illness to their co-workers or the public. As chair of the Budget and Appropriation committee, I am working hard with the Latimer Administration and my colleagues to right the county's financial ship after years of fiscal mismanagement. We are catching up on long-neglected capital projects to re-invest so that we can attract new business and increase the public safety of traveling on our roads and enjoying our beautiful parks.
As Chair of the Budget and Appropriations committee, I am committed to continuing to re-invest in our infrastructure, to rebuild our fund balance and to continue to find new sources of revenue to reduce the burden on property taxpayers. In addition, we are continue to find efficiencies by sharing services with local governemnts.
City/Town of Residence Croton-on-Hudson
Current Political Office None
Education Graduate of Hendrick Hudson High School. I completed my Bachelors of Science degree from Manhattan College with concentration in Organizational Management.
Prior Civic Service I served as a Westchester County Police Officer/ Detective 23 years, Life Member, Deputy Fire Chief, Past President & Trustee Buchanan Engine Company, Charter Member Cortlandt Community Volunteer Ambulance, Past President Westchester County Volunteer Fireman's Association, Past Deputy Director Emergency Management Village of Buchanan, Past Town of Cortlandt girls basketball/softball coach, Past CYO girls basketball coach. NYS EMT & VP of Croton EMS, Westchester County Fire Advisory Board Member
Campaign Phone (914) 760-2331
Twitter @RobertOuthouse
The mismanagement of the Indian Point Closure puts our school children and communities at risk due to the failure to conduct environmental and economic impact studies prior to the closure. We need to know how the handling and storing of the nuclear waste left behind will affect our communities. There needs to be a realistic plan to retain jobs, replace lost tax revenue to the Town of Cortlandt and Hendrick Hudson School District. There is a projected 25 million-dollar loss to the school district, how will that be addressed? What will the impact of decreased energy production be to the County as a whole? We live in the highest taxed county in America, we need to make it more affordable not un-affordable. The needs of my district are being ignored by our Legislator, requests for assistance in Peekskill with the relocation of the homeless shelter unanswered and other community's outcries against over-development have gone unheard. My district needs Accountability, Advocacy and Action.
We’ve had TWO 2% property tax hikes and a sales tax hike from 7.375 to 8.375 (a 14% increase) masqueraded as a Property Tax Protection Act. Is any of that ~90 million-dollar-income going toward property/school tax relief? School taxes in my district are projected to skyrocket from the Indian Point closure. We need to review our county's assets, liabilities, and all sources of potential revenue not currently utilized in the County’s best interest & question how funds are allocated to different programs. We need to entice big business to relocate to Westchester to increase revenue and may need to cut already identified losing propositions. Working together, we can keep property taxes manageable while maintaining essential services with creative ways to off-set those devastating increases in taxes.The security and well-being of our residents must remain a top priority in the budget. We need to reduce losses and spending, while increasing the social safety net by prioritizing expenditures.