Democratic lawmakers are calling on County Executive Rob Astorino to fire his chief of staff for sending an e-mail with a statement they view as offensive.
The e-mail, which Chief of Staff George Oros wrote that Legislator Judy Myers “sounds so breathless — ‘ooooohhhhh yeeeesssss’” — was mistakenly sent to Myers, has the Mamaroneck Democrat and her colleagues calling for his firing.
“I am angered and utterly shocked that the chief of staff of our county executive would disparage and degrade me and my colleague (Legislator) Bill Burton with such tawdry, inappropriate language while on the clock and supposedly serving the public interest,” Myers said in a statement. “In the meantime, I strongly believe this behavior cannot be tolerated by such a prominent figure in the County Executive’s Administration and feel George Oros should be fired immediately for betraying the public trust.”
Myers said she will be filing a complaint with Human Resources.
For his part, Oros said he would apologize, but didn’t think he was off-color.
“I’m sorry that I offended her,” he said. “I’m going to call her right now.”
The e-mail also refers to Legislator Bill Burton, D-Ossining, as “Bad Santa,” who sounded “so comatose.”
Relations between some legislators and the administration have been tenuous since Astorino took office, and Oros, a former Republican legislator who is now the liaison, has been in the middle of many of those battles.
The administration had no immediate comment.