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Special Election For Maisano's New Rochelle Seat After Latimer Appointment

Jim Maisano joined Westchester County Executive George Latimer's administration on Friday, Feb. 16 as commissioner of Consumer Protection, setting up a special election in his county legislative district.
Jim Maisano joined Westchester County Executive George Latimer's administration on Friday, Feb. 16 as commissioner of Consumer Protection, setting up a special election in his county legislative district. Photo Credit: Photo courtesy of Jim Maisano

Longtime Republican County Legislator Jim Maisano has taken a job with the administration of Westchester County Executive George Latimer, requiring a special election to fill his District 11 seat, which covers New Rochelle and the Town of Pelham.

Maisano has been a county legislator for 20 years. More on him can be read by clicking here. Maisano was currently the longest-serving Republican on the county Board of Legislators.

Mainsano is the new commissioner of the county’s Department of Consumer Protection, it was announced at a Friday news conference.

Maisano, a lawyer, served as the BOL vice chairman from 2014-17. He’s also worked as a special counsel for state Senate Republicans. Latimer,, a Democrat, is a former state senator.

Once Maisano resigns his legislative seat. a special election must be held within 90 days under county law. Democrats hold a 12-5 majority on the county BOL.There are about twice as many registered Democrats living in Maisano's district than Republicans.

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