Democratic Caucus elects Abinanti and Myers to leadership roles

12/18/2009 3:49:42 PM



(White Plains, NY) ~ The Westchester County Board of Legislators Democratic Caucus emerged from their meeting Wednesday with the announcement that Legislator Ken Jenkins (D-Yonkers) will serve as the new Chair of the Board of Legislators and Legislator Lyndon Williams (D-Mount Vernon) will serve as the new Vice-Chairman. The formal floor vote of all legislators for these positions will take place at the charter meeting of the Legislature in January.


Under the leadership of both Jenkins and Williams, the Board will move Westchester in a new direction, taking steps to create a more open, accountable and inclusive legislative process.  “We are one Board, united behind the common purpose of getting Westchester County back on track and creating a government that operates in a more efficient and transparent manner to meet the needs of all its residents,” said Legislator Jenkins.  “In the face of tough economic times, our newly elected leadership is committed to working with the new County Executive and all of our municipal officials to revive the economy, provide much-needed tax relief to our residents and to operate a lean and efficient regional government.”


At the meeting, the Democratic Caucus solidified its commitment towards new leadership by electing Legislator Thomas Abinanti (D-Greenburgh) as its Majority Leader and head of the Democratic Caucus and Legislator Judy Myers (D-Mamaroneck) as its Majority Whip.  "In this body, we may belong to different parties, but we serve a common interest – the residents of the county of Westchester,” said Abinanti.  “We stand united and pledge to work together to build a future worthy of the constituents that we serve.”