SOMERS, N.Y. -- Westchester County Legislator Peter Harckham (D- Somers, Bedford, Mount Kisco, North Salem, Lewisboro, Pound Ridge) issued a statement via Facebook saying he won't seek reelection.
Harckham was elected in 2007 and was named the majority leader for the Board of Legislators in 2010.
He represents District 2 which includes Somers, Bedford, Mount Kisco, North Salem, Lewisboro and Pound Ridge.
Harckham's complete statement is below:
For the past seven years it has been my privilege and honor to represent the people of northeast Westchester on the Westchester County Board of Legislators. Together, by working in a bipartisan fashion, we have accumulated an impressive record of accomplishments in protecting our families, safeguarding our environment, investing in our infrastructure and making Westchester a more affordable place to live and conduct business.
I have worked tirelessly on your behalf, serving as a full time Legislator and am proud to say that I have given my all to this position. Yet the only constant in life is change. As I consider what is best for my family and me looking out over the next two years, I have concluded that the best course of action is to not seek a fifth term as your County Legislator. I have loved this job like no other I’ve had, but it is time to move in a new direction for my family and career.
Please rest assured that in my remaining year in office I will continue to work as hard and passionately as I have in the first seven. Now is not the time for swan songs or emotional farewells. There is too much work still to be done.
I want to thank the people of northeast Westchester for four times giving me the honor of serving you on the Westchester County Board of Legislators, and I look forward to working with you in the year to come.
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