WHITE PLAINS — The Westchester County Board of Legislators has announced the successful election of former Majority Whip José Alvarado as the new Majority Leader. Mr. Alvarado becomes the Board’s first Latino Majority Leader in its history. Additionally, Legislator Tyrae Woodson-Samuels has been elected to succeed Alvarado as Majority Whip.
These leadership changes reflect the Board’s commitment to effective governance and the pursuit of the county’s best interests.
Legislator Alvarado brings a wealth of legislative experience and a profound understanding of the needs and aspirations of Westchester County residents to his new role as Majority Leader. With his proven track record of public service, Alvarado is well-positioned to lead the Board in advancing its comprehensive legislative agenda.
Majority Leader José Alvarado (D – Yonkers) said, “Having held multiple leadership positions, I am encouraged by my colleagues’ faith in my abilities to oversee the Majority caucus. I promise to navigate challenges collaboratively and leverage my experience to deliver results.”
In his place as the new Majority Whip, Legislator Woodson-Samuels assumes a critical position within the Board’s leadership. Woodson-Samuels brings a strong commitment to public service and a passion for advocating on behalf of the county’s diverse communities. As the new Majority Whip, Woodson-Samuels will play a key role in fostering collaboration and ensuring effective communication among legislators.
Majority Whip Tyrae Woodson-Samuels (D – Mount Vernon) commented, “I firmly believe that with great responsibility comes great opportunity, and this instance is no different. I am eager to collaborate, innovate, and lead with a forward-looking mindset, fueled by the belief that our collective efforts can shape a brighter future.”
Chair Vedat Gashi (D – Yorktown, New Castle, Somers) remarked, “The Westchester County Board of Legislators remains resolute in its mission to promote responsible governance and work collaboratively to enhance the quality of life for its residents.” Gashi continued, “I congratulate Legislators Alvarado and Woodson-Samuels on their new leadership elections. They are exceptionally talented lawmakers who will strengthen this organization through their new roles.