Westchester County Executive-elect George Latimer, who defeated Republican Rob Astorino in the November election, has announced the nomination of the core leadership team for his upcoming administration.
Latimer, a Democrat who takes office on January 1, has nominated retiring County Legislator Ken Jenkins of Yonkers to be deputy county executive; Joan McDonald to be director of operations; John Nonna for county attorney and Catherine Cioffi for director of communications. Jenkins, who Latimer defeated in a September primary election, has been serving as co-chair of Latimer’s transition team, along with Nonna, a former county legislator and Pleasantville mayor. McDonald is a former New York state Commissioner of Transportation, under Governor Andrew Cuomo. Cioffi, director of public and community relations at Mercy College, previously was a reporter for WCBS Newsradio 880.