Eastchester, Tuckahoe, New Rochelle
Damon Maher

Damon Maher was first elected to the Board of Legislators in November 2017 and was re-elected to a second two –year term in November 2019. He represents the people of Eastchester, Tuckahoe and about half of New Rochelle.

In his first term in office, Damon was one of five newly elected legislators. Joining with their colleagues this freshman class of legislators helped to enact laws, policies and budgetary appropriations facilitating the equitable availability of housing for all ages and income levels; increased county investment in quality daycare for working families; better protections for low-wage workers and immigrants; and reducing access to guns.

His priorities for 2020 include further progress on those objectives plus implementation of criminal justice and detention reform, with related budgetary savings, as well as protecting our young people from vaping products and lead contamination and promoting environmental protection in general, while rebuilding neglected infrastructure.

Damon is a lifelong Westchester County resident, born in Yonkers, and has lived in Hastings-on-Hudson, West Harrison (Silver Lake), Larchmont and, since 1994, New Rochelle. He is a managing partner in a small law firm in lower Manhattan that concentrates on employee rights and civil litigation.

Valedictorian of his class at Archbishop Stepinac High School in White Plains, Damon received his B.A. from Yale College, and his J.D. from Fordham Law School, where he was a Member of the Fordham Urban Law Journal, before being admitted to practice in New York state and federal courts. As a lawyer, he has been active in the Commercial Law League of America and the New York Democratic Lawyers Council.

He has been active for many years in local volunteer organizations, serving on the Boards of the New Rochelle Bar Association, NewRo Runners, New Rochelle Public Library (as an elected Trustee), Westchester Foster & Adoptive Families, and Youth Soccer of New Rochelle Travel Division, which he also served for many years as a successful coach and mentor to other coaches as well as to players from New Rochelle's many diverse communities. Past directorships include Yale Alumni Fund and Yale Big Brothers/Big Sisters, and he is a founding member of the Giving Circle of Lower Westchester and New Rochelle Against Racism ("NewRoAR").

In 2019, Damon was honored to be elected to the board of New Rochelle Cares/Aging in Place, the Eastchester Community Action Partnership and WestCop New Rochelle.

Damon and his wife, Deborah Levy Maher, a financial planner who works in Katonah, have three adult children. He trains with the local amateur athletic group NewRo Runners and has been a regionally ranked long-distance runner in his age bracket. You will often see him riding his bicycle around the county.

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