Westchester County Executive
|Executive of Westchester County|
|Term length||4 years|
|Inaugural holder||William Francis Bleakley|
|Website||Westchester 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. 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).
Current county executive
The current Westchester County executive is George Latimer.
History of county executives
Westchester County executives since the creation of the position include:
|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|
- Laws of Westchester County §110.11
- Westchester County Archives, Westchester County Executive, retrieved 2007-08-03 CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)