C. Scott Vanderhoef

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C. Scott Vanderhoef was the County Executive of Rockland County, New York from 1995 to 2013 and was the Republican and Conservative Party nominee for Lieutenant Governor of New York in the 2006 statewide elections. He was the running mate of former State Assembly Minority Leader John Faso.

Early life and education[edit]

Vanderhoef was born and raised in Rockland County, New York and graduated from Tappan Zee High School. He received a B.A. degree in history from Alfred University, an M.A. from Columbia University Teachers College, and a law degree from Pace University Law School in White Plains, New York.[1]

Political career[edit]

Vanderhoef, an environmental attorney, has been county executive since 1994. In 2002, he unsuccessfully ran for Congress in a district encompassing parts of Rockland County, Westchester County, and The Bronx. In 2010, Vanderhoef announced his intention to run for New York State Senate seat for the 38th district vacated by the death of Senator Thomas Morahan.[2] He was ultimately upset by Democrat David Carlucci, the Clarkstown town clerk, in the general election. He decided to not run for re-election in 2013, and Republican Ed Day was elected as his successor, defeating Democrat David Fried.

2006 Election Cycle[edit]

Vanderhoef was initially courted to be a potential candidate for New York State Comptroller to challenge Alan Hevesi. In May 2006, it was announced that Vanderhoef was selected as the running mate for John Faso for the Conservative Party line. He was officially endorsed at the Republican state convention in June. 2006 NYS Republican and Conservative Party Ticket

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Political offices
Preceded by
John T. Grant
County Executive of
Rockland County, NY

1994–present
Incumbent
Preceded by
Mary Donohue
Republican and Conservative Nominee for Lieutenant Governor of New York
2006
Succeeded by
Greg Edwards