Catherine Parker is
celebrating tonight after winning the Democratic primary election for District
7 Westchester County legislator, according to the unofficial results from the
County Board of Elections. With 44 of 55 districts reporting, Parker currently
has 945 votes, which is 53 percent, and her opponent Tom Murphy has 47 percent,
“I am feeling very excited but feeling that there is certainly a lot of work we need to do in the next eight weeks. But I am going to celebrate tonight,” Parker said.
Parker, a current Rye City Council woman, will now face Republican candidate John Verni, a businessman and lawyer from New Rochelle, in the Nov. 5 election. The two are seeking to fill the seat that will be vacated by Democratic legislator Judy Myers, who is not running for re-election. Myers tagged Parker to be her successor when she announced she would not run again this spring.
During Parker’s celebration at Bar Lee’s in Mamaroneck, she was still focused on the issues she feels are most important to residents in District 7, which covers the city of Rye, Mamaroneck, Larchmont, portions of Harrison and New Rochelle.
“ I am looking forward to getting to know all voters of the district, Republicans and Independents. I will be focusing on the tax burden, environmental initiatives and helping municipalities move forward on flood mitigation projects.”
Read Parker's answers about her experience and stance on issues important to District 7 here.