RYE BROOK - Officials announced that the state Republican Convention will be held this year in Westchester.

The event will be held at the Hilton Westchester in Rye Brook on May 14 and 15.

This location may be good news for County Executive Rob Astorino, should he decide to make a run for governor.

While Astorino has not made a decision yet, the county executive is considered the leading contender for the Republican nomination when his party convenes its 2014 state convention.

Astorino did tell News 12 Friday morning that he will be making an announcement on his plans within the next two or three weeks.