SOMERS, N.Y. -- Happy Birthday to Somers’ Michael B. Kaplowitz!
Michael B. Kaplowitz, a Somers resident, turns 57 on Saturday.
Kaplowitz, a lawyer, financial planner and Democratic politician from Somers, was born Sept. 3, 1959. He represents portions of New Castle, Somers and Yorktown in the county legislature. He is a member of the March of Dimes Walk America, the American Red Cross, the Partnership Fund for Aging Services and several area Chambers of Commerce. He earned his bachelor's degree in history from the University of Pennsylvania in 1981 and his law degree from the Boston University School of Law in 1984. He also became a certified financial planner in 1986.
Kaplowitz has labeled his years of business experience his "guiding star" for the decisions that he makes as a county legislator. After a career in business Kaplowitz decided to run for an open seat on the Westchester County Board of legislators in 1997 in the district that encompasses the hamlets of Chappaqua and Millwood in the town of New Castle; Amawalk, Baldwin Place, Granite Springs, Lincolndale, and Shenorock in the town of Somers; and Crompond, Jefferson Valley, Kichtawan and Yorktown Heights in the town of Yorktown.