Yorktown, NY - Matt Slater was sworn in as the Assemblyman for New York's 94th District by Congressman Mike Lawler at a ceremony held at Yorktown Town Hall. Slater has served as Yorktown Town Supervisor since 2020.
"The weight of this moment and the responsibility you have entrusted to me is significant," Slater told the crowd of more than 100. "I am ready to tackle the challenges ahead with the same focus and energy that I brought to this building as Town Supervisor."
Yorktown Police Chief Robert Noble served as the Master of Ceremonies. Somers Supervisor Rob Scorrano and Yorktown Deputy Supervisor Tom Diana also participated in the ceremony.
"As Supervisor, whenever I walked into this board room I was always motivated to do the people’s work," Slater said. "It has not and will never be lost on me that the purpose of government, whether locally or elsewhere, is to serve."
Slater built an impressive record as Yorktown Supervisor including delivering the first town tax cut in a generation, passing milestone economic development policies that spurred investment, being recognized as a Climate Smart Community by New York State and being named one of the safest mid-size communties in America.
Slater continued, "We all know Albany has a certain reputation and on Monday when I drive to the Capitol I will rely on the same principles of humility and integrity that produced significant success here in Yorktown."
(L-R: Congressman Mike Lawler, Assemblyman Matt Slater, Charlie Slater, Putnam County Executive Kevin Byrne)
Slater also spoke passionately about being a part of the generational leadership from the Hudson Valley including Congressman Mike Lawler and Putnam County Executive Kevin Byrne. Both Lawler and Byrne previously served in the New York State Assembly.
Slater defeated Kathleen Valletta in November's election earning more than 62% of the vote.