April 13, 2022 / Mahopac, NY – Last week, while Assemblyman Kevin Byrne was in Albany working on the state’s budget, his campaign for Putnam County Executive filed its candidate petitions, including approximately 2,000 signatures from Republican and Conservative party voters, with the Putnam County Board of Elections. The filing deadline for candidates seeking the county’s top elected position was Thursday, April 7th and the window to file as a candidate under an established political party has now officially closed. No other candidate has filed for the post and no objections have been filed against Byrne’s petitions, leaving Byrne’s candidacy unopposed and positioning him to presumptively become the next Putnam County Executive.
“I am extremely grateful to my family for allowing me to take this journey, and of course to our amazing volunteers who have stayed by my side supporting me every step of the way. Their efforts, aided by our Republican & Conservative Party committee members, helped us secure our position on the ballot for the upcoming election,” said Byrne. “While I am honored to be given this tremendous opportunity without any formal opposition, we still have an election to get through because no election is ever final until it’s decided by the voters— I will not take their support for granted. If nothing else, the absence of an opposing candidate only raises expectations for us to succeed where others could not. I will continue to work hard and do my very best to not only meet but exceed those expectations, working non-stop in the place I’ve called home my entire life serving the good people of Putnam County.”
The General Election is set for Tuesday, November 8th.
To date, Byrne has received the endorsement of the Putnam County Republican and Conservative Parties, in addition to numerous other first responder and labor organizations including the CSEA, Westchester-Putnam Building & Construction Trades, North Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters, Environmental Police Benevolent Association, the Uniformed Firefighters Association of New York City, Westchester County Corrections Officers Benevolent Association, Westchester County Corrections Superior Officers Associations, and the Teamsters Local 456.
As a candidate for county executive, Kevin brings a diverse background of knowledge and management experience from his time working in the public, private and non-profit sectors. Prior to his three terms in the state Assembly, Kevin worked in healthcare administration for New York’s largest private multi-specialty medical group. He also served as a regional director for the American Heart Association, deputy district director to former Congresswoman Nan Hayworth, member of the Putnam Valley Town Planning Board, and emergency medical technician for Westchester EMS and the Kent Volunteer Fire Department, where he served three terms as president. Kevin earned an M.P.A. with a concentration in healthcare administration from Marist College, and he holds a B.A. from the University of Scranton.
Kevin Byrne is a lifelong resident of Putnam County and resides in Mahopac with his wife, Briana (Messina) Byrne, and their son Braeden.
To learn more about Kevin and how to get involved please visit www.Byrne4Putnam.com