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Daily Voice Leaders: Rob Astorino, Westchester County Executive

Rob Astorino discusses what can be done in the wake of the Metro-North crash in Valhalla.
Rob Astorino discusses what can be done in the wake of the Metro-North crash in Valhalla. Video Credit: Joe Jenkins
Astorino discusses lessons learned on the gubernatorial campaign trail.
Astorino discusses lessons learned on the gubernatorial campaign trail. Video Credit: Joe Jenkins
Astorino on PepsiCo's move from Somers.
Astorino on PepsiCo's move from Somers. Video Credit: Joe Jenkins
Astorino on his experience so far as executive.
Astorino on his experience so far as executive. Video Credit: Joe Jenkins
Astorino on possibly running for governor again.
Astorino on possibly running for governor again. Video Credit: Joe Jenkins

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino treats everything as a learning experience.

In 2005, the then-county legislator failed to unseat Andrew Spano for county executive. He learned, moved forward, and the Republican in a predominantly Democratic county beat the same man in 2009.

Last year, Astorino took on Andrew Cuomo in the gubernatorial race, and even though he came up short, the lifelong Westchester resident learned from it; and he's moving forward.

Astorino can even learn from tragedy. After the death of six people in a Metro-North crash in Valhalla, Astorino is taking a measured approach to learn as much as he can to help prevent a similar event.

"With regard to railroad crossings, I think obviously they all need to be inspected and are," Astorino told Daily Voice. "The simple answer isn't let's just throw money at things. 'What is the issue we're dealing with?' really needs to be answered first."

Click on the video above for Astorino's complete thoughts on the Valhalla train crash.

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