CBS2-Header-Logo WFAN 1010WINS WCBS tiny WLNYLogo

News

Rockland County Bids Farewell To County Executive Vanderhoef

Former Rockland County Executive C. Scott Vanderhoef (credit: rocklandgov.com)

Former Rockland County Executive C. Scott Vanderhoef (credit: rocklandgov.com)

TRI-STATE NEWS HEADLINES

From our newsroom to your inbox weekday mornings at 9AM.
Sign Up

NEW CITY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — After 20 years in office Rockland County Executive C. Scott Vanderhoef is stepping down.

Vanderhoef announced that he would not seek re-election back in 2012.  He served five four-year terms on the job.

The county executive said he plans to teach environmental law at St. Thomas Aquinas College in Sparkill and have a private law office.

Rockland County has faced serious financial problems over the last few years.

The county has had to borrow heavily and hike property taxes repeatedly to cover huge budget deficits.  The state comptroller declared it the most fiscally stressed county in New York.

Rockland County Executive-elect Ed Day takes office on Jan. 1. Day has pledged to turn the county’s fiscal situation around.

Check Out These Other Stories From CBSNewYork.com:

(TM and © Copyright 2013 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2013 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)