Carsky, legislator known for her focus, fiscal conservatism, dies


Katherine S. Carsky, a dedicated public servant known for her fiscal conservatism and attention to detail, died over the weekend. She was 74.

Carsky, who was better known as “Kay,” served on the Westchester County Board of Legislators for nearly two decades and at the time, was the longest serving legislator. She represented District 17, which included Yonkers and part of Greenburgh.

A Republican and Conservative, Carsky was appointed in 1983 to fill the seat vacated by Andrew O’Rourke, who became county executive.

While on the board, she chaired the Budget and Appropriations Committee, was a member of the Health and the Medical Center Committee and Community Affairs and Housing Committee.

She served in the Yonkers City Council from 1980-82, was a member of the Yonkers Board of Education from 1972-77 and president of the Yonkers League of Women Voters from 1977-79.

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  1. A truly nice and intelligent politician and, out of thousands of them, not one politician offers condolences on these pages. Goes to show who these people really are.


    i had the distinct pleasure of knowing and working for Kay back in the day when she
    ran for legislator..she was a lady of high moral standards and superior ethics in her
    private and public life. She will be greatly missed by all in westchester as a model
    of what a public official should be like