WESTCHESTER COUNTY EXECUTIVE
Rob Astorino, 46, was elected County Executive in November 2009 with nearly 58% of the vote after running a campaign to protect taxpayers, preserve essential services, promote economic growth and defend Westchester towns against federal efforts to dismantle local zoning.
Before taking office as County Executive, Rob had a long and successful career in the radio industry. He was the station manager and program director of The Catholic Channel on Sirius-XM Satellite Radio and hosted a weekly radio show from St. Patrick’s Cathedral with the archbishop of New York. In 2001, he helped launch ESPN Radio in New York and became the station’s senior producer.
Rob was first elected to public office at age 21, serving as a member of the Mount Pleasant Board of Education. He went on to serve for 12 years as a councilman on the Mount Pleasant Town Board, including six years as deputy supervisor. In 2003, he was elected to the Westchester County Board of Legislators.
Rob earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications at Fordham University, where he also minored in Spanish and Political Science. In 2001, he studied in Barcelona, Spain, and received a Spanish Immersion Diploma from the Enforex School of International Studies.
Rob is a lifelong resident of Westchester, where he and his wife, Sheila, are raising three young children.