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New Rochelle's Mayor to Run for County Exec

Noam Bramson announced his candidacy Friday.

New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson announced today he wants to become the next Westchester county executive.

In an announcement Friday, Bramson, 43, said he will seek the Democratic nomination for county executive in 2013. Bramson, who won re-election last year with a record-setting 79 percent of the vote, gives Democrats a top-tier contender to take on Republican incumbent Rob Astorino.

“We need a County Executive with a coherent vision for growing our economy and attracting new jobs, for cutting government waste and inefficiency, and for making good on our commitment to seniors, children, and working parents,” said Bramson. “As the Mayor of a diverse and complex community, I have brought people together to achieve positive change. As County Executive, I will act with innovation and energy to shape a stronger, healthier, and more inclusive Westchester.”

“It is time for a serious debate about our future, and I intend to offer a campaign of substance and ideas,” he said.

Bramson won re-election as New Rochelle mayor in 2011 with 79 percent of the vote.

A lifelong Westchester resident and a product of the New Rochelle public schools, Bramson is married to Catherine (“Catie”) Stern, Ph.D., a clinical pediatric neuropsychologist, affiliated with Family Health Associates of White Plains and Manhattan. Their young sons, Jeremy and Owen, are both students in the New Rochelle public schools.

He has served on the boards of numerous civic organizations, including the New Rochelle Campership Fund, the Castle Gallery, the Fund for Educational Excellence, the New Rochelle Council of Community Services, the Westchester Jewish Council, and the United Way of New Rochelle. He attended Harvard University, where he completed his undergraduate degree in three years, and then received a Masters degree in Public Policy.

Bramson was first elected to New Rochelle City Council in 1995 and has served as Mayor since 2006.

Nummy December 14, 2012 at 08:55 PM
" I have brought people together to achieve positive change." Where? that just an out right lie, this city is more torn apart then before. your a joke! Hey, by the way are the front doors to city hall still locked?
Billy December 17, 2012 at 03:40 PM
Bramson's raised New Rochelle city taxes 20% over the last 2 years, how's he think he's doing a good job? He certainly doesn't beleive in the tax cap and he consitantly tries to balance the citys budget on the backs of firemen. 1 thing ee knows how to do is borrow money though, as is evident in New Rochelle's ever mounting debt levels. This guy would be a disaster at the county level. Don't fall for all the BS you're about to hear.
Joyce Furfero July 24, 2013 at 10:39 AM
Bramson is a "pretender." He was not re-elected as mayor in 2011 by any "landslide." The fact is that he was re-elected by 79% of the votes cast, NOT 79% of the registered voters. Only about 7,200 people out of 40,000+ registered voters or LESS THAN 18% of the registered voters came out to vote. Noam received about 5,600 and his challenger, Richard St. Paul, received about 1,600. That gives Noam only 14% of the total possible vote. What does this tell you about the apathy and indifference toward Noam and his challenger? Certainly not a REAL victor!
Michael Woyton July 24, 2013 at 11:36 AM
Joyce, we don't hold elections and go by a percentage of the total possible vote. Do I wish more people turned out in New Rochelle for elections? Absolutely. Just look at the most recent school budget election where even fewer registered voters showed up to cast their ballots in a matter that greatly affects their tax bill that everyone complains is too high. I wrote that Bramson was re-elected by 79 percent of the votes. That is a fact, and your saying that it wasn't 79 percent of all registered voters doesn't invalidate his election.

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