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Yorktown Supervisor

Term: 2 years Salary: $122,845

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    Ilan D. Gilbert
    (Dem, WF)

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    Matthew J. Slater
    (Rep, Con, Grn, I, SAM)

Biographical Information

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City/Town of Residence Yorktown
Current Political Office Incumbent Yorktown Supervisor
Education BA SUNY Binghamton J.D. Hofstra Law School, with Distinction
Prior Civic Service Court Attorney 1982 to 2017 Town Justice -Yorktown 2006-2011 Former chair of Yorktown conservation board. Monthly delivery of food to homebound by food pantry
I am proud of what I have accomplished. Opening stores keeping taxes low. Created business revitalization committee. Protected the environment yet worked with utilities for storm hardening. Fought political bickering. Opened town government. I’ve negotiated millions in revenue for repairs of long neglected infrastructure maintenance and paving roads. Installed long needed generators. Allocated funds to repair Mohegan Avenue retaining wall. I want to leave Yorktown better than I found it.
I believe it is vital for the senior citizens, town employees/civil servants and young adults (including our own children) who want to remain and live in our town.
City/Town of Residence Yorktown Heights
Current Political Office N/A
Education MPA - Marist College BA - St. Anselm College
Prior Civic Service Former Chief of Staff - NYS Senator Terrence Murphy Former Chief of Staff - NYS Assemblyman Steve Katz Yorktown Energy Advisory Committee Church Council - Grace Lutheran Church
Campaign Phone (914) 302-4134
General James Mattis once said, “Wise leadership requires collaboration; otherwise, it will lead to failure.” My approach to the many issues facing Yortown starts with collaboration. We must bring the appropriate stakeholders to the table, focused on dynamic policy, to formulate the right plan to tackle the complex issues before us.
Improved housing options is one of the pressing issues facing the residents of Yorktown. The solution cannot rely on a policy that prioritizes people from out of state over local seniors and young families who cannot afford traditional housing because of the crushing property taxes associated with living in Westchester County.