YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Michael Grace, town supervisor from 2012 to 2017, is looking to re-enter politics at the county level.
The Yorktown Republican Town Committee announced Monday night that it had endorsed Grace to run for District 4 on the Westchester County Board of Legislators, which covers New Castle and portions of Yorktown and Somers.
Grace is a lawyer with offices in Yorktown. He is also a former town attorney.
"The Board of Legislators and its Democratic majority is an impediment to the advancement of innovative business investment in the County," Grace said in a press release. "The county must foster an environment that encourages investment in all of its communities, the attempts to run roughshod over local zoning and involving itself in the promotion of progressive social issues is counterproductive to keeping Westchester County vibrant. A Republican victory in the 4th Legislative District will begin to restore the much-needed checks and balances to county government."
His likely Democratic opponent in November is Vedat Gashi, also a Yorktown resident. Gashi, a local businessman and real estate lawyer, made an unsuccessful bid for New York State Assembly District 94 last year.
District 4 has been represented in White Plains for 21-plus years by Mike Kaplowitz, a Democrat from Somers, who announced last month that he is retiring at year’s end.