Westchester Voters To Select Democratic County Exec Candidate

Sep 12, 2017

There is a Democratic primary election Tuesday in Westchester to choose a county executive candidate to square off against incumbent Republican Rob Astorino in November.

County legislator Ken Jenkins of Yonkers and state Senator George Latimer of Rye are vying for the chance to unseat Astorino, who is running for a third term. Latimer won the nomination of the county Democratic convention in May. Jenkins had vowed to continue to a primary if he did not emerge the convention’s nominee. Jenkins says he is tapping into Democratic energy in a Donald Trump presidency while Latimer believes his experience on the state level is an asset. Astorino, who ran for governor in 2014 and has not ruled out a run in 2018, has won decisively in a county where Democratic voters outnumber Republicans 2-to-1.