George Oros

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George Oros
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L-R: State Assemblymen Mike Spano, Greg Ball, County Legislators George Oros and Sue Swanson at a press conference on April 4, 2007 discussing how the Westchester Sex Offender Watch Task Force will be helping local communities to develop and implement laws to protect against sex offenders.
Personal details
Born 1954
Trenton, New Jersey
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Marianne Baggini
Children 2
Residence Cortlandt Manor, New York
Occupation Lawyer

George Oros (born 1954) is an American lawyer and Republican politician from Cortlandt Manor, New York.

Political career and background[edit]

Oros was born in Trenton, New Jersey and moved to Westchester to attend college. Oros earned both a B.B.A. and J.D. from Pace University. Along with practicing law as Assistant Town Attorney of Cortlandt Manor, Oros served for eight years, as the Assistant to the Director of Pace’s Michaelian Institute of Suburban Governance. He is currently a partner in the firm of Brotman, Oros & Brusca, in White Plains, New York.

Oros began his career in politics on Cortlandt's Zoning Board of appeals before being elected to the Town Board. In 1995, he ran for an open seat on the County Board of Legislators and he quickly ascended to the board's top position as its Chairman after only 9 months in office.[1] When the Republicans lost their majority in 1999, Oros became the board minority leader. He sits on the Board of Directors of the Hudson Valley Hospital Center, and also served on the Hudson Valley Gateway Chamber of Commerce’s Executive Board.

In February 2008, he announced that he was a candidate for Congress against incumbent freshman Democrat John Hall in the traditionally Republican-leaning 19th congressional district.[2] He entered a race that saw several candidates jump in and drop out including Iraq Veteran Kieran Lalor, MTA Vice-Chairman Andrew Saul, and ex-Congressman Joseph DioGuardi.[3] On May 22, 2008, Republican delegates from each of the five counties represented in the 19th district met in Mahopac, New York to endorse a candidate, and chose Lalor, with 347 votes going to the Iraq veteran, 311 going to Oros, and 102 going to DioGuardi.[4] Oros immediately vowed to stay in the race and mount a primary challenge to Lalor.[5] But Oros subsequently suspended his campaign.[1]

Oros had touted his history of winning in a traditionally Democratic-leaning district.[6] When asked about his chances for winning the nomination and the general election, Oros responded that "I think I have electability. I've been out there. I've been proven."[7] The 19th District includes parts of Orange, Rockland, Putnam, Dutchess and Westchester counties, and the National Republican Congressional Committee targeted Hall's seat as a key spot to recapture in November.[6]

Electoral history[edit]

Westchester County Legislator - District 1, 2007[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican George Oros (I) 5123 51.5% Republican hold
Democratic Domenic Volpe Jr. 4828 48.5%
Westchester County Legislator - District 1, 2005[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican George Oros (I) 6225 54.5% Republican hold
Democratic Domenic Volpe Jr. 5204 45.5%
Westchester County Legislator - District 1, 2003[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican George Oros (I) 5529 100.0% Republican hold
Westchester County Legislator - District 1, 2001[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican George Oros (I) 6397 86.8% Republican hold
Green Marilyn Ellie 620 8.4%
Right to Life James J. Hamilton 353 4.8%
Westchester County Legislator - District 1, 1999[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican George Oros (I) 5536 84.3% Republican hold
Independent Charles G. DiGiacomo 767 11.7%
Right to Life James J. Hamilton 262 4.0%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Greene, Donna. "New Board Chairman Faces a Juggling Act". New York Times. January 14, 1996.
  2. ^ "Kaplowitz set to move up – perhaps to Albany?". The Journal News. November 27, 2007. 
  3. ^ "Oros announces run for Congress". Poughkeepsie Journal. February 12, 2008.
  4. ^ "It’s Lalor against Hall in the 19th Congressional District". Mid-Hudson News. May 23, 2008.
  5. ^ Blain, Glenn. "Lalor gets convention vote but primary looms". The Journal News. May 23, 2008.
  6. ^ a b James, Alexa. "Oros joins race to unseat Hall". Times Herald-Record. February 13, 2008.
  7. ^ Blain, Glenn. "Westchester Legislator George Oros announces run for Congress". The Journal News. February 12, 2008.
  8. ^ "2007 General Canvass Election Results". Westchester County Board of Elections. 2007. 
  9. ^ "2005 General Canvass Election Results". Westchester County Board of Elections. 2005. 
  10. ^ "2003 General Canvass Election Results". Westchester County Board of Elections. 2003. 
  11. ^ "2001 General Canvass Election Results". Westchester County Board of Elections. 2001. 
  12. ^ "1999 General Canvass Election Results". Westchester County Board of Elections. 1999. 

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Preceded by
Westchester County Legislator, 1st District
1995-2009
Succeeded by
John G. Testa