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Jenkins announces run for county executive


The chairman of the board is throwing his hat in the ring.

Westchester County Board of Legislators Chairman Ken Jenkins announced that he is running for the Democratic nomination for county executive. Jenkins, a Yonkers resident, joins Legislator Bill Ryan and New Rochelle Mayor Noam Branson, who have already declared their candidacies.

Jenkins, who has often butted heads with County Executive Robert P. Astorino, said that the county needs new leadership.

“Your property taxes have continued to rise, your fees for county services have gone up while your quality of life has gone down,” Jenkins said. “Our county government is not doing more with less; it is doing less with less and shifting the burden to you in other ways.”

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