White Plains, NY — Westchester County Executive-elect Rob Astorino (R-I) today announced that he has selected Westchester County Minority Leader George Oros (R-C Cortlandt) to serve as his Chief of Staff.
Mr. Oros, an attorney and seven-term County Legislator, currently represents Westchester's First Legislative District, which includes the City of Peekskill, the Village of Buchanan, and portions of Cortlandt and Yorktown. Mr. Oros, 55, chose not to run for re-election this year.
As Chief of Staff to the County Executive, Mr. Oros will serve as a senior advisor, coordinate intergovernmental relations, supervise constituent services, and act as liaison to the Board of Legislators.
"No one knows the ins and outs of Westchester County government better than George does and he will be invaluable to me in shaping my reform agenda for this county, Mr. Astorino said. "As Minority Leader, George has been one of the few consistent voices for cutting taxes and reducing the cost of government. I am proud to have him on my team."
"There is much work to be done in reducing the burden of government on Westchester taxpayers," Mr. Oros said. "County Executive-elect Astorino and I have long shared a vision of a smarter and more efficient Westchester County government. As Chief of Staff and a senior advisor to the County Executive, I will do everything in my power to make that vision a reality."
Mr. Oros began his career in politics on Cortlandt's Zoning Board of Appeals before being elected to the Town Board, and then to the County Board of Legislators in 1995. Mr. Oros sits on the Board of Directors of the Hudson Valley Hospital Center, and also served on the Hudson Valley Gateway Chamber of Commerce's Executive Board.
Mr. Oros holds a B.B.A. and J.D. from Pace University. He served for eight years, as the Assistant to the Director of Pace's Michaelian Institute of Suburban Governance. He is married to Marianne and resides in Cortlandt with his two children John 19 and Christina 16.