PoliticianHawthorne, New York
Robert Patrick Astorino (born May 3, 1967) is an American politician, radio producer, and television host who was the county executive of Westchester County, New York, from 2010 to 2017. He was the Republican nominee for governor of New York in 2014. Astorino is one of the founders of 1050 AM ESPN Radio in New York City; he served as WEPN's executive producer, as executive producer of The Michael Kay Show, as a host on the MSG Network, and as the first program director for Sirius Satellite Radio's "The Catholic Channel". Astorino served on the Westchester County Board of Legislators from 2003 to 2005, when he launched an unsuccessful bid to unseat then-Westchester County Executive Andrew Spano. In 2009, he challenged Spano again and prevailed. Astorino was re-elected in 2013, defeating Democratic challenger Noam Bramson. He was defeated by incumbent New York Governor Andrew Cuomo in the 2014 gubernatorial election. In 2017, Astorino ran for a third term as Westchester County Executive, but was defeated by Democratic challenger George Latimer. In 2020, he ran unsuccessfully for the New York State Senate. Astorino is running for governor of New York again in the 2022 election.