Marchm 14, 2022 / Mahopac, NY : For the first time in recent memory, the CSEA is weighing in to voice its strong support of a candidate for Putnam County Executive. Earlier this week, the membership of the CSEA Local 1000 AFSCME, AFL-CIO recommended and their elected board voted to issue their union’s strong endorsement for Kevin Byrne to serve as Putnam County’s next chief executive officer.
CSEA Southern Region President Anthony Adamo said, “Our membership is clear in their belief that Assemblyman Byrne is far and away the best person to become Putnam’s next County Executive. We have a long relationship with Kevin, and look forward to being partners in government. Kevin represents a fresh start in county leadership, and we enthusiastically support his efforts.”
Assemblyman Kevin Byrne thanked the CSEA president and members for their meaningful endorsement and strong support, “Putnam County government is powered by over 700 hard-working men and women who provide many essential services Putnam County families rely on. These remarkable workers help maintain our transportation infrastructure, manage our public health responsibilities and pandemic response, deliver emergency services, and more… I thank them for their faith and trust in our leadership, and am honored to have their endorsement.”
The endorsement from the CSEA falls on the heels of Byrne receiving the decisive endorsement of the Putnam County Republican and Conservative Parties, in addition to numerous labor and first responder organizations including the 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 and to get involved please visit www.Byrne4Putnam.com