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New Greenburgh Justice Retires From County Agency

GREENBURGH, N.Y. — Delores Brathwaite, the winner of Greenburgh's Democratic primary for town justice, has retired from the Westchester Human Rights Commission, County Executive Robert Astorino announced.

Brathwaite was the commission’s executive director since 2005. She served as deputy director during the four years before, almost from the commission’s creation. Brathwaite said she is going to miss the commission, but wants to focus on her role as a judge for the town.

“I now want to devote my time and energy to serving the people of Greenburgh,” she said.

A published report raised the possibility that Brathwaite might have violated the Hatch Act, by running in the primary election while working for a government agency that receives federal funds.

Brathwaite didn’t want to address the issue, saying only, “Look at the press release” announcing her retirement. Westchester County's press release read, “Under the Hatch Act, restrictions are placed on government employees who pursue elective office. By retiring, her candidacy is not affected by the Hatch Act.”

Her retirement is effective Oct. 19.

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