Yorktown Patch: ‘We need a walkable downtown in each of our hamlets,’ says Terrence Murphy’s former chief of staff
YORKTOWN, NY – Yorktown resident Matthew Slater announced his candidacy for Town Supervisor today. Slater, 33, is a longtime fixture in state and local government and was formerly chief of staff to New York State Senator Terrence Murphy.
Joined by his wife, Kellie, their 3-year old son, Charles, dozens of supporters and and numerous elected officials past and present, Slater said that it was time to get Yorktown moving again. “Backward policies are costing us millions as taxpayers and generating nothing in return. There is a choice to be made here, we could sit back and watch more of nothing, or we can take action, and that’s why I am running for supervisor,” he said.
“People that have lived here all their lives and people that just moved in say the same thing, Yorktown is just too expensive,” Slater said. “Decades of poor planning and bureaucratic hurdles have created a system where expenses continue to outpace revenues and nothing is done to ease our residential tax burden. Together, we can do so much better!”
Slater graduated Yorktown High School in 2004, and received his undergraduate degree in political science from St. Anselm College. He holds a Masters of Public Administration from Marist College. He was recognized by 914Inc. as a member of the Westchester Wunderkinds Class of 2015, one of the region’s top 30 professionals under 30.
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