Westchester County Executive

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Westchester County Executive is the head of the executive branch of the Westchester County government. The county executive has power to veto acts of Westchester County Board of Legislators [1]


The office of Westchester County Executive was created in 1937 when voters approved a new county charter giving the county an executive branch to complement the legislative County Board of Supervisors (later the County Board of Legislators). [2]

Current County Executive[edit]

The current Westchester County Executive is Rob Astorino.

History of County Executives[edit]

Term Name
1939–1941 William Francis Bleakley (Rep)
1941–1953 Herbert Clinton Gerlach (Rep)
1954–1957 James Daniel Hopkins (Rep)
1958–1973 Edwin Gilbert Michaelian (Rep)
1974–1982 Alfred Benedict Del Bello (Dem)
1983–1997 Andrew Patrick O'Rourke (Rep)
1998–2010 Andrew J. Spano (Dem)
2010 - Robert P. Astorino (Rep)



  1. ^ Laws of Westchester County §110.11 
  2. ^ a b Westchester County Archives, Westchester County Executive, retrieved 2007-08-03