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Local Politics: Mimi Rocah To Run Against Anthony Scarpino in Democratic Primary Race for Westchester District Attorney PDF Print Email

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By Staff

Jan. 29, 2020: On June 23, 2020, there will be a Democratic Party primary race for Westchester District Attorney in which incumbent Westchester District Attorney, Anthony Scarpino, will run against challenger Mimi Rocah.

Below is information about the role of the Westchester District Attorney and the candidates.

What does the Westchester District Attorney Do?

Established in 1818, the District Attorney for Westchester County is responsible for prosecuting criminal cases in the County.

Who is the current Westchester District Attorney?

The current Westchester District Attorney is Anthony Scarpino, who took office in 2017 and is serving a four-year term.  According to westchesterda.net, Scarpino “oversees a staff of one hundred eighteen assistant district attorneys, thirty-four criminal investigators, and eighty-five support staff personnel.”

About Anthony Scarpino

Anthony Scarpino graduated from Mount Vernon High School, the University of Connecticut and Syracuse University School of Law. After law school, he served as Assistant Corporation Counsel for the City of Mount Vernon and then joined the FBI. He then served as City Court Judge in Mount Vernon, Westchester County Court Judge, and New York State Supreme Court Judge for the Ninth Judicial District. He was then elected as Westchester’s Surrogate Court Judge.  Scarpino became the Westchester District Attorney in 2017.  He and his wife live in North Castle and have three daughters.  Click here to go to Anthony Scarpino's website.

About Mimi Rocah

Mimi Rocah is a graduate of Harvard College and New York University School of Law. She was Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York for 16 years until October 2017. From 2012-2017, she was Chief of the Justice Department’s Westchester Division. Prior to that, she clerked for two judges and worked as a litigation associate at Cravath, Swain, and Moore. She also appears as a Legal Analyst on MSNBC and NBC News. She lives in Scarsdale with her husband, David, and their two children.  Click here to go to Mimi Rocah's website.


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Bronxville Overview

Bronxville is a quaint village (one square mile) located just 16 miles north of midtown Manhattan (roughly 30 minutes on the train) and has a population of approximately 6,500. It is known as a premier community with an excellent public school (K-12) and easy access to Manhattan. Bronxville offers many amenities including an attractive business district, a hospital (Lawrence Hospital), public paddle and tennis courts, fine dining at local restaurants, two private country clubs and a community library.

While the earliest settlers of Bronxville date back to the first half of the 18th century, the history of the modern suburb of Bronxville began in 1890 when William Van Duzer Lawrence purchased a farm and commissioned the architect, William A. Bates, to design a planned community of houses for well-known artists and professionals that became a thriving art colony. This community, now called Lawrence Park, is listed on the National register of Historic Places and many of the homes still have artists’ studios. A neighborhood association within Lawrence Park called “The Hilltop Association” keeps this heritage alive with art shows and other events for neighbors.

Bronxville offers many charming neighborhoods as well as a variety of living options for residents including single family homes, town houses, cooperatives and condominiums. One of the chief benefits of living in “the village” is that your children can attend the Bronxville School.

The Bronxville postal zone (10708, known as “Bronxville PO”) includes the village of Bronxville as well as the Chester Heights section of Eastchester, parts of Tuckahoe and the Lawrence Park West, Cedar Knolls, Armour Villa and Longvale sections of Yonkers. Many of these areas have their own distinct character. For instance, the Armour Villa section has many historic homes and even has its own newsletter called “The Villa Voice” which reports on neighborhood news.

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337-6500
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Bronxville Police Department
337-0500
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337-2024
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793-6400


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