EASTCHESTER, N.Y. - John Fitzpatrick spent most of his professional life with his sleeves rolled up working as an electrician for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, where he worked for 29 years.
Fitzpatrick is challenging incumbent Sheila Marcotte, (R,C,I) for a seat on the Westchester County Board of Legislators representing District 10, which covers Eastchester, Tuckahoe and parts of New Rochelle.
Fitzpatrick has also served on the Tuckahoe Planning Board and as a commissioner of the Tuckahoe Police Department. He was elected into office as a member of the Tuckahoe Village Board and after that was elected Mayor of Tuckahoe in 2007.
"I ended wasteful spending, enacted new green policies that saved taxpayers' money and actually increased town revenues without raising property taxes by bringing jobs and new businesses into downtown Tuckahoe," he said.
Fitzpatrick, 49, will appear on the Democrat and Working Family lines, is married and the father of four children. He has lived in the village for more than a decade. Although he is a lifelong Democrat, Fitzpatrick said that if elected to the County Board , he plans to work across the aisle with his Republican colleagues.
"If we all work together, we can help eliminate waste to lower the tax burden on families, streamline operations, while protecting the core services that we all depend on," Fitzpatrick said. "I would also like to invest in projects that will make our county safer and create jobs, such as flood mitigation and infrastructure improvements."
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