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Kaplowitz Unanimously Selected to Lead County Board

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County Legislator Mike Kaplowitz is sworn-in as chairman of the board on Monday. Credits: Facebook
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WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - County Legislator Mike Kaplowitz, in a unanimous vote, was re-elected to lead the Westchester County Board of Legislators on Monday.

Kaplowitz, a Democrat, was first voted into the position in 2014 by a 9-8 vote. Kaplowitz and Virginia Perez, another Democrat, formed a bipartisan coalition with the seven Republican legislators. This year, Kaplowitz said he was happy to receive the full support of his fellow legislators.

“I am honored to receive the support of my colleagues to chair the Board of Legislators for the coming term," Kaplowitz said after being sworn-in. "Working together we have proved that bipartisanship works. We have established a track record of tackling tough issues and facing challenges with pragmatism and professionalism."

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Kaplowitz, who has been on the board since 1998, represents Somers, Yorktown and New Castle. He ran unopposed for re-election this November.

County Legislator Jim Maisano, a Republican from New Rochelle, was also re-elected as vice chair of the board.

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