Westchester County Executive

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Executive of Westchester County
George Latimer

since January 1, 2018
Term length4 years
Inaugural holderWilliam Francis Bleakley
WebsiteWestchester County Executive

The Westchester County Executive is the head of the executive branch of the Westchester County, New York, government. The county executive has power to veto acts of Westchester County Board of Legislators.[1] The Westchester Deputy County Executive serves as the direct subordinate to the County Executive.


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 George Latimer.

History of county executives[edit]

William F. Bleakley, first county executive of Westchester County.

Westchester County executives since the creation of the position include:[2]

Term Name Party
1939–1941 William F. Bleakley Republican
1941–1953 Herbert Clinton Gerlach Republican
1954–1957 James Daniel Hopkins Republican
1958–1973 Edwin Gilbert Michaelian Republican
1974–1982 Alfred Benedict Del Bello Democratic
1983–1997 Andrew Patrick O'Rourke Republican
1998–2009 Andrew J. Spano Democratic
2010–2017 Robert P. Astorino Republican
2018–present George Latimer Democratic


  1. ^ Laws of Westchester County §110.11
  2. ^ a b Westchester County Archives, Westchester County Executive, retrieved 2007-08-03 CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)