WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – Westchester County legislator Judy Myers (D – Larchmont) announced Thursday that she will not seek re-election at the end of her term in December.
Myers was elected to the Westchester County Board of Legislators in 2005. Thursday she made the announcement at the Mamaroneck Town Center, where she announced eight years earlier that she was entering a special election for the Seventh District seat, previously held by George Latimer.
“I went on to win four terms, sometimes easily and sometimes not. But today I stand here to say that I believe in term limits. I voted for eight year term limits on the County Board of Legislators, and although it ended up at twelve years, I am ‘term limiting’ myself out at the end of this year and will not seek re-election to this office in November.”
Since taking office in March 2005, Myer's accomplishments on the BOL include:
- Legislation that mandates calorie counts in fast food establishments in Westchester
- County compliance with the mandated nitrogen removal in the Long Island Sound and helped secure federal funding to lessen the burden on Sound Shore taxpayers while resuscitating the waters of the Sound and keeping the County from undue penalties
- Participation on the County’s Flood Action Task Force which secured $4.5 million for area flood control projects in Rye and Mamaroneck
- Assisted in developing and ensuring approval of a lease for the Westchester Children’s Museum to occupy the recently renovated north bathhouse at Playland
- Sponsored legislation to protect access to reproductive health clinics in Westchester County
- Six years of service on the County’s Board of Health and making sure that the Board of Legislators and the Department of Health worked together on public health initiatives
- Service on the Westchester Medical Center Financial Review Committee as a legislative representative, on the ArtsWestchester Board of Directors, and on the Citizens’ Committee in the review of the proposals to re-invent Playland.
- Chair of the BOL Family Services Committee in 2006-2007 and successful advocacy for a county-wide child care scholarship program later discontinued by County Executive Astorino
- Chair of the BOL Budget & Appropriations Committee since 2012 and tasked with oversight of County spending
“I want to congratulate my colleague and friend Legislator Myers on this important career decision and thank her for her invaluable service to Westchester County,” said BOL Chair Ken Jenkins (D-Yonkers). With eight months still left on the legislative calendar, there is still a lot of work to be done, and I’m sure Judy will keep her sleeves rolled up and continue with her great work here on the Board.”
Myers represents the seventh district, which includes Mamaroneck, Rye, Larchmont, part of New Rochelle and part of Harrison.
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