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State Sen. George Latimer is pushing ahead with his campaign to run for Westchester's next county executive, and on Saturday he officially opened his campaign headquarters in Mamaroneck.
Latimer says he's running on a platform that is against the privatization of the Westchester Airport and for more inclusion of input from residents and business and big decisions that will affect the county.
"My intent is to go out and make a strong case for people, give them a reason not just to vote against somebody else but a reason to vote for me," Latimer says. "And not even so much for the person but for the set of principles and policies that I am going to advocate for."
Although Latimer won the Democratic Party nomination, he will face Westchester County Legislator Ken Jenkins in the primaries.
The winner will go head-to-head with republican incumbent Rob Astorino, who is seeking a third term as Westchester's county executive.
A spokesperson for Astorino said he looks forward to debating the winner of the Democratic primary in September.