Sources: Sen. Latimer to join Westchester Co. executive race
New York state Sen. George Latimer will be throwing his hat into the race for Westchester's county executive, News 12 has learned.
Multiple sources say the third-term Democratic senator will be going against fellow Democrat Ken Jenkins, a Westchester County legislator, and the Republican incumbent, Rob Astorino.
Jenkins has already locked up the support of the county's largest city, his hometown of Yonkers, after Mayor Mike Spano recently decided against running himself.
Astorino believes his case for a third term is exceedingly strong, saying that under his tenure, the county has reversed course when it comes to taxes, out-of-control spending, people leaving and businesses not hiring.
Latimer does not have to give up his Senate seat to run for county executive. Latimer's spokesman released a statement Tuesday saying Latimer is focusing on his current job and weighing a decision on whether to run.