We received an email from Steve Otis, former City of Rye Mayor and Chief of Staff to State Senator Suzi Oppenheimer, announcing today that he is running for the 91st State Assembly District, which George Latimer is leaving to run for State Senate. The 91st covers the Sound Shore communities of New Rochelle, Larchmont, Mamaroneck, Rye, Port Chester and Rye Brook.
“We need effective representation to address the issues facing Sound Shore residents. I am eager to put my skills and years of public service to work in this new role. The experience I have gained from working closely with Suzi Oppenheimer for 27 years, as well as my 12 years as Mayor of Rye, have provided me with a deep knowledge of issues important to Westchester residents. My in-depth experience in state and local government will enable me to be especially effective working for the Sound Shore in the State Assembly.”
He quotes Senator Oppenheimer, his boss, “ It is hard to imagine a better prepared and more knowledgeable person in how state and local government works. I know first-hand that Steve will provide exceptional service to Westchester.”
Nowhere in this note does Otis, a presumed Democrat, say which ticket he will represent.