Republican Legislator James Maisano of New Rochelle (right in photo) will become minority leader on the Westchester County Board of Legislators. His colleague, Gordon Burrows of Yonkers (left) will be minority whip. The caucus announced the positions today.
Minority Leader George Oros, R-Cortlandt, (center) did not seek reelection. He recently was named as County Executive elect Rob Astorino’s chief of staff.
“The Republican caucus is committed to reforming county government by promoting initiatives to reduce spending, lower taxes and consolidate operations, “ Maisano said. “We look forward to working in a bipartisan way to improve the quality of life in Westchester.”
Maisano represents part of New Rochelle and all of Pelham and will begin his seventh two year term on January 1, 2010. Burrows has served his district since winning a special election in 2005 in a district that includes part of Yonkers and all of Bronxville.
“I look forward to working with the new majority legislative leadership and with newly elected County Executive Rob Astorino to consolidate government expenditures and reduce taxes,” Burrows said.
Democrats outnumber Republicans 13-4 on the county board. County Legislators Bernice Spreckman of Yonkers and newly elected Legislator John Testa, R-Peekskill, are the other two Republican members of the board.