Westchester County Executive

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Executive of Westchester County
Rob Astorino

since January 1, 2010
Term length 4 years
Inaugural holder William Francis Bleakley
Formation 1937
Website Westchester County Executive

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]

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 Democrat
1983–1997 Andrew Patrick O'Rourke Republican
1998–2010 Andrew J. Spano Democrat
2010–present Robert P. Astorino Republican


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