Boykin elected president of White Plains Common Council

Benjamin Boynkin was elected president of the White Plains Common Council last night for the third time, filling the vacancy left when former president Tom Roach was elected the new mayor of White Plains.

Two seats in the council were left vacant after Roach was elected mayor. Former White Plains mayor Adam Bradley resigned in February, following a domestic violence conviction.

"I'm very appreciative of the five members that voted for me to be council president," Boynkin said. "I think I'm the best person at this time to the serve the city."

To take Boynkin's place, former council member John Martin was voted back onto the common council, filling all the empty seats.

"It's a great honor to be chosen by the mayor and the common council and I appreciate their support and look forward to working with them in the coming year and working for the people in the city of White Plains," said Martin.

Because Bradley resigned his position, Boynkin and Martin will only be serving eight-month terms, which end on Dec. 31.

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