County Legislator Alfreda A. Williams of Greenburgh will become majority whip, replacing Mount Vernon’s Lyndon D. Williams and Legislator Catherine Borgia of Ossining was re-elected as the Westchester County Board of Legislators Democratic majority leader Monday.
Legislator Alfreda Williams represents Legislative District 8 on the Westchester County Board of Legislators, which encompasses the southernmost part of Sleepy Hollow, Tarrytown, Elmsford, northern Greenburgh and parts of the City of White Plains.
Currently Alfreda Williams serves as the Chair of the Community Services Committee, which provides legislative oversight for the Departments of Social Services, Health, & Community Mental Health and all programs that fall under them.
Republicans are expected to announce their leadership for the 2016-17 legislative session on Monday. Legislator John Testa of Peekskill and Legislator Gordon Burrows of Yonkers were the Republican minority leader and minority whip, respectively, in the legislative session that ended last week, Lohud reported.
Mike Kaplowitz and Jim Maisano expected to be voted in Jan. 4 as chairman and vice chairman of the Board of Legislators for 2016-17.
Democrats hold a 9-8 majority on the legislature, but two Democrats formed a coalition with the Republican caucus to take bipartisan leadership of the board in the 2014-15 legislative session. The coalition plans to vote to re-elect Democrat Michael Kaplowitz and Republican Jim Maisano as chairman and vice chairman of the board, respectively.
The vote for chairman and vice chairman is scheduled to take place Jan. 4 at the first meeting of the board in the new legislative session.
Lyndon D. Williams was first elected County Legislator for the 13th Legislative District in Mount Vernon in November 2007. He was re-elected in 2009 and 2011 by an overwhelming majority of Mount Vernon voters. In 2010 and 2012, Mr. Williams was elected by his colleagues to serve as Vice-Chairman of the Westchester County Board of Legislators.