Long time resident Joe Dooley took his place on the Eastchester Town Board Tuesday, telling the audience, "I promise I won't let you down."
Dooley, who works in the financial services industry for JP Morgan Chase, said that he hopes to focus on working with other municipal agencies to ultimately save money for taxpayers.
Supervisor Anthony Colavita appointed and swore in Dooley within moments. "Ok, now lets get to work," he said.
The appointment will come just a few weeks after veteran board member Michael Cahalin, 50, resigned from his seat at the May 17 meeting.
Citing a promotion that will require extensive travel, Cahalin said his new job will not allow him enough time to devote to his current post on the board where he earns $14,000 per year.
Cahalin works for Lomto Federal Credit in Queens, where he reportedly accepted the position of CEO.
Dooley, a Republican, has been an Eastchester resident for 19 years. He resides on Bronson Avenue with his wife and two children. He will earn a salary of $14,000 per year. His term will expire on December 31, 2011 and if interested, he'll have to run to keep his seat on the board in the upcoming November election.
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