Ossining Town Supervisor Catherine Borgia is expecting to announce her candidacy for this November’s election today. announced yesterday that she will be running for the Westchester County Legislature, 9th district.
Borgia’s announcement came on the heels of county Legislator William Burton’s, D-Ossining, decision that he will not be seeking another term in that seat. At a county legislature meeting this week, Burton, D-Ossining, said physical problems are why he is not running again.
As supervisor, Borgia was instrumental in working with Westchester County last year in merging the town’s police department with the county. Merger talks with the county began when the town of Ossining was in the midst of working with the villages of Ossining and Briarcliff to consolidate their police departments.
The event yesterday took place at 3:30 p.m. at Louis Engel Waterfront Park in Ossining.
Borgia was expected to be joined by state Assemblywoman Sandy Galef, County Board Chair Ken Jenkins, County Legislator Bill Burton, County Legislator Pete Harckham, Ossining Town Democratic Chair Thomasina Laidley-Brown, former Town Supervisor and County Legislator Richard Wishnie, and other members of the community.