WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – Democratic Westchester Legislator Bill Ryan announced Tuesday he will run for County Executive in next year’s election.
Ryan, of White Plains, represents Westchester County’s 5th district, which includes White Plains, Scarsdale and Harrison. He is serving his seventh term on the Board of Legislators and served as its chair for six years.
The Peekskill native graduated from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh in 1972 with a bachelor’s degree in economics. He spent 10 years working in commercial banking and he won his first elected office in the 91st Assembly District in 1982.
Ryan was the President of the New York State Association of Counties and serves as director of the National Association of Counties.
“I have a pretty good view as to the important role of counties, not just in Westchester, but across the country,” Ryan told The White Plains Daily Voice.