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Governor Cuomo Endorses Harckham for Re-election

Governor Andrew Cuomo has officially endorsed Westchester County Legislator Peter Harckham in Harckham’s bid to win re-election to the county board of legislators in the 2nd legislative district, which includes Lewisboro and Pound Ridge.

In 2007, then Attorney General Cuomo also endorsed Harckham in his successful bid for election to the board of Legislators against Peter Michaelis.  Harckham, who is again facing Michaelis this time around, also serves as the board’s majority leader.

“I’m endorsing Pete Harckham because he has a proven record in responsibly reducing taxes and spending while protecting Westchester’s families and public health and safety,” Cuomo said. “His environmental record is unsurpassed. We need his continued vision and work ethic in the Westchester County Legislature.”

As part of his accomplishments, Harckham noted that last year the county returned a $67 million surplus to the fund balance and the budget was passed in a bipartisan fashion. He pointed out that taxes were cut by 2.2 percent and that the board cut spending by $30 million, and reduced the size of the county workforce by 10 percent, saving an additional $30 million annually.

“I am honored that the governor of New York has recognized the hard work I have put into successfully downsizing county government,” Harckham said. “I look forward to the opportunity to continue the meet the challenges ahead.”

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