George Longworth, an attorney who led the Dobbs Ferry Police Department and was believed to be the youngest chief in the county when he took on that position, was named today as Westchester County’s public safety commissioner.
County Executive elect Rob Astorino announced Longworth’s appointment at a 12:30 p.m. press conference in White Plains. The new county executive named several other key posts in his administration.
•Ann Marie Berg, commissioner of finance.
• Lawrence Soule, budget director.
• Kerry Oristano, human resources commissioner.
Astorino last week informed seven high-level commissioners that they wouldn’t be joining his team. Among those managers were Public Safety Commissioner Thomas Belfiore, Correction Commissioner Joseph Spano, Budget Director Anne Reasoner, Health Commissioner Joshua Lipsman, Ralph Butler, commissioner of public works, Paula Redd Zeman, personnel commissioner and Kathy Thorsberg, commissioner of finance.
Astorino last week also named George Oros as his chief of staff.
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