Political spat among WC lawmakers intensifies
The political spat between lawmakers in Westchester County continues after a series of events, from inappropriate emails to people being removed from board meetings.
The incidents began last Monday when Hugh Fox, Jr., the Conservative Party chairman and executive assistant to County Executive Rob Astorino (R-Westchester), had to be led out of a board meeting after Westchester County Board Chairman Ken Jenkins (D-Yonkers) accused Fox of being disruptive.
Jenkins also claimed that Fox vandalized a painting in the lobby. County police say they have no record of the incident.
On Tuesday, Jenkins issued a statement that Astorino broke a campaign promise to eliminate his private security detail. According to Jenkins, the county executive spent over $12,000 on security details. Astorino said that the security is at a bare minimum and pales in comparison to the $325,000 a year his predecessor, Andy Spano, spent.
On Wednesday, Jenkins called for Astorino to fire his Chief of Staff George Oros for sending an email to County Legislator Judisth Meyers (D-Mamaroneck) that was sexually suggestive toward her and a fellow lawmaker, Bill Burton (D-Ossining). Oros has since apologized for the email, but has not been fired or resigned.Exec. Astorino's chief of staff apologizes for emailOfficials call for resignation of Astorino's chief of staff