YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Matt Slater, former chief of staff to state Sen. Terrence Murphy and chairman of the Yorktown GOP, is stepping out from behind the scenes to run for elective office.
Slater, 33, announced via press release Thursday afternoon that he is running for town supervisor. He plans to step down as chairman of the Yorktown Republican Town Committee.
“It’s time we get Yorktown moving again,” Slater said. “I believe my extensive experience building partnerships with people across our community to address important issues will jumpstart our town again. I am very excited about this process and look forward to meeting the voters of Yorktown so I can hear their concerns and share my vision for our town.”
Slater spent four years in the New York State Senate after having worked as executive director of the New Hampshire GOP, and five years in the New York State Assembly, where he was Mid-Hudson regional director. He holds a master’s degree in public administration from Marist College and a bachelor’s degree from St. Anselm College.
Slater lives in Yorktown with his wife, Kellie, and their 3-year-old son, Charles.
Many past and present town, county and state officials, including Murphy, are expected to join Slater at 12:30 p.m. Friday, when he kicks off his campaign in Railroad Park on Commerce Street.
Town Supervisor Ilan Gilbert, who unseated three-term incumbent Michael Grace in 2017, told Yorktown News that he is running for re-election on the Democratic side.