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Rye’s Killian Will Try Again for Latimer Seat – Report

Rye's Julie Killian will try again for the State Senate seat that was held by George Latimer, according to a report by LoHud.

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(PHOTO: Julie Killian.)

Latimer's seat was vacated on January 1st when he took the County Executive spot. A special election is expected on April 24th.

It will be the second time Killian has attempted to win the seat. She lost a challenge to Latimer in 2016. Killian, a Republican, served on Rye City Council until recently. She was appointed in 2012 to fill Suzanna Keith's seat and then ran for re-election unopposed later that year.

You can read the MyRye.com interview with Killian when she ran for city council a second time on the Rye United ticket in 2013 with Terry McCartney, Kirstin Bucci and Joe Sack (who ran for mayor).

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(Former County Exec Astorino holds court at the Forest Avenue home of Julie and Gary Killian in 2011.)

An excerpt of the LoHud.com story:

"Former Rye councilwoman joins fray for vacant state Senate seat

A former Rye councilwoman wants to take a second crack at the state Senate seat that represents most of Westchester County’s Sound Shore.

Julie Killian is the third person in the mix for the Republican nomination in an April 24 special election for the Senate's 37th District. Killian lost in a 2016 race for the same seat against then-incumbent Democrat George Latimer.

The seat has been open since Jan. 1, when Latimer became Westchester County executive. Democratic leaders picked state Assemblywoman Shelley Mayer to run in the special election.

Bedford attorney Sarmad Khojasteh and former prosecutor Dan Schorr are the other Republican candidates. Party district leaders will choose the candidate in a mini convention and there will be no primary.

Killian didn’t return telephone calls and hasn’t formally announced her candidacy, but a memo from Rye city Republican Chairman Tony Piscionere to district leaders said Killian had agreed to run. The memo, obtained by The Journal News/lohud, urged leaders to support her at the convention or by proxy vote."

Read the rest.


  1. Toxic Julie.

    On August 3rd 2016 The Journal News published the findings of their own investigation of toxic chemical misuse at Rye Golf Club. At the Rye City Council meeting directly following publication, both Councilman Terry McCartney and Rye Deputy Mayor Julie Killian publicly reassured club members and Rye residents on council video that Mr. Lafferty “did everything right” and that ALT-70’s product contamination was the sole reason for the death of a 20 green complex’s last summer.

    Both of these assurances were false (AKA lies) as Mr. Lafferty had by that time already plead guilty in city court to misusing the Alt-70 that killed all the greens that spring AND the city paid-for scientific turf test results (concealed from the public by the council) showed NO DAMAGE to living turf when the contaminated product was applied at legal RATES and legal TIME INTERVALS.

    And, not surprisingly, this would not be Mrs. Killian’s first brush with environmental wrongdoing in Rye as city violation records for her personal residential property show. And no one need bother ‘disappearing’ those records now as photocopies have already been made.


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