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Marcotte to Speak About Women in Public Office

GREENBURGH, N.Y. – Westchester County Legislator Sheila Marcotte (R-Tuckahoe) will be the guest speaker at the American Association of University Women's next branch meeting.

On Wednesday, Jan. 4, Marcotte, whose district also consists of Eastchester and New Rochelle, will participate in the program entitled "Women Who Make A Difference in Public Life." The meeting will take place at the Greenburgh Public Library at 10:30 a.m.

"She's local, she's Westchester," said Marilee Scheuneman, president and administrative vice-president of AAUW's Westchester's branch. "We wanted a woman who was running locally. We didn't choose her because of her party. Our main purpose is to have a woman who has made a difference in public life."

The Jan. 4 program is part of AAUW Westchester's monthly meetings. AAUW is a national organization whose goal is to advance equity for females through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research. The Westchester County branch consists of 200 members. They hold their meetings on the first Wednesdays of each month. Their theme for the year is "connections," said Scheuneman.

"We're very enthusiastic to have somebody in elected office speak to us," said Scheuneman. "We're enthusiastic about hearing what she has to say."

Marcotte was elected to the county board of legislators in the spring of 2010 and reelected this November. In the legislature, she sits on the committees of budget and appropriations, environment and energy, and generational, cultural and ethnic diversity.

In her district, she is part of several committees and foundations, including the Senior Advisory Council, Eastchester Friends of the Library, Tuckahoe and Eastchester Beautification Committee, Home Delivered Meals for Senior Citizens, and is the co-founder of the Eastchester Historical Society's summer history camp. She was named the Eastchester/Tuckahoe Lions Club's "Woman of the Year" in 2009.

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