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'All Roads Lead To White Plains,' White Plains Mayor Says

Excerpts from a recent Daily Voice interview with White Plains Mayor Tom Roach as part of its Leaders' video series.
Excerpts from a recent Daily Voice interview with White Plains Mayor Tom Roach as part of its Leaders' video series. Video Credit: Daily Voice
White Plains Mayor Tom Roach, right, at a June news conference with Public Safety Commissioner David Chong. Roach joined U.S. Rep. Nita Lowey, D-Harrison, in asking Congress to pass new gun laws after the nation's deadliest mass shooting in Orlando.
White Plains Mayor Tom Roach, right, at a June news conference with Public Safety Commissioner David Chong. Roach joined U.S. Rep. Nita Lowey, D-Harrison, in asking Congress to pass new gun laws after the nation's deadliest mass shooting in Orlando. Photo Credit: Jon Craig

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Anyone who has met White Plains Mayor Tom Roach knows he is the city's most visible and vocal cheerleader.

Roach's enthusiasm rang clear during a recent at White Plains City Hall.

The Democrat was elected to his first full term as mayor in 2013 with 76 percent of the vote. He said he's committed to building upon steady downtown development, a high bond rating and approving annual budgets that stay within the state's tax cap.

More than 60 percent of the city's residents live within a mile of the main White Plains train station. About 9,000 commuters board at the downtown Metro-North station daily. The city, which is the seat for Westchester County government, secured a $1 million state grant to transform its bus terminal and train station into a major transit hub.

"Our access to New York City is unparalleled,'' Roach told Daily Voice. "We are a transit hub. All roads lead to White Plains and we are a very walkable city. And we need to work on that."

Roach's official biography can be found online by clicking here.

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