Celebrating the League of Women Voter’s 90th anniversary and addressing widespread citizen dissatisfaction with New York State government are on the agenda for the Sound Shore Area leagues’ annual luncheon at noon on Friday, April 30th at the Davenport Club, 400 Davenport Ave., in New Rochelle.
New York State Assemblyman George S. Latimer (D-91st District) will deliver the keynote address, “O, Albany, What’s Wrong Up There? How Do We Fix It?” at the luncheon that is co-sponsored by the LWV chapters of Larchmont-Mamaroneck, New Rochelle and Rye, Rye Brook and Port Chester.
The event is open to the public. To make a reservation, please mail a check for $45 payable to LWV Larchmont/Mamaroneck to LWV, PO Box 811, Larchmont, NY 10538. Please e-mail questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mr. Latimer, 55, is serving his third term in the NY State Assembly representing Larchmont, Mamaroneck, Rye City, Port Chester, Rye Brook and part of New Rochelle. He is a resident of Rye and a third generation Westchester native. He has been an elected public office for nearly two decades, including seven terms as a Westchester County legislator (1992-2004) – serving as the Legislature’s chair from 1998 to 2004 – and a term on the Rye City Council (1988-1991).
A graduate of Mount Vernon public schools, Mr. Latimer holds a BA from Fordham University and a Masters Degree in Public Administration from New York University’s Wagner School. By profession, he is a marketing executive with over 20 years of experience working with major corporations including Nestle, AT&T, ITT, IBM and the former Shearson Lehman.
In public office, Mr. Latimer has established a record of accomplishment in legislation and funding for environmental issues (including protection of the Long Island Sound), housing, transportation, health care, lowering property taxes and other issues. He has received public recognition and awards from numerous Westchester and Hudson Valley organizations for his work in these areas. He and his family are active volunteers in their home community of Rye.
The League of Women Voters of the United States was founded in 1920 by suffragists who had organized over decades for passage of the 19th amendment giving women the right to vote. The League’s mission is to promote informed citizen participation in government. Membership is open to all citizens 18 and older, regardless of gender, and associate membership to non-citizens.
Carolyn A. Pomeranz is a member of the LWV of Larchmont-Mamaroneck.