George Latimer, a third generation Westchester native, was born November 22, 1953 in Mt. Vernon to the late Stanley and Loretta (Miner) Latimer. After attending Mt. Vernon public schools, George earned his B.A. from Fordham University then his Master’s Degree in Public Administration from New York University’s Wagner School.
Before entering public service, George spent 20 years as a private sector marketing executive for Nestle and ITT, with on-site responsibilities for projects at AT&T, IBM, Shearson Lehman and others.
A 30-year resident of Rye, George applied his private sector knowledge to public service as he was elected to the Rye City Council then the Westchester County Board of Legislators, eventually becoming the first Democratic Chairman of the Board of Legislators in Westchester history.
As Chair, George brought a bipartisan, transparent approach to the position, decreasing property taxes for all three years he was chair, while also helping pass legislation creating the Human Rights Commission, establishing Smoke Free Workplace Laws, passing the Waste Haulers Law, and establishing the first cable TV coverage of Board of Legislators meetings.
Elected in 2004 to the State Assembly and then to the State Senate in 2012, George continued to work across the aisle to deliver for Westchester, authoring over 20 laws while addressing critical issues including environmental protection, housing, transportation, healthcare, transparency in government, and lower property taxes.
He has received public recognition from numerous Westchester organizations, with awards from the Sarah Neuman Center, the Washingtonville Housing Alliance, Congregation Anshe Sholom in New Rochelle, the Port Chester/Rye Brook Chamber of Commerce, the Mamaroneck Chamber of Commerce, LMC-TV, Council of Community Services in Port Chester-Rye Town, Helping Hands, the NY State Association of School Psychologists and the New York Conference of Italian American Legislators as their “Distinguished Legislator” of 2014.
George Latimer’s sound business experience, his bipartisan problem-solving and his dedication to the County have been the driving force behind his 30-year record of public service. With Westchester’s future on the line, George is ready to use his knowledge, skills and work ethic for us as our next County Executive.