Hayworth Weighs in on Her New District

The incumbent Republican has a district that includes less of northern Westchester than before.

Despite , Rep. Nan Hayworth hopes that her role in Congress will continue to benefit the community.

The incumbent Republican lives in Bedford but has been involved in the village of Mt. Kisco in several ways, including her ties to the Mount Kisco Medical Group—her husband, Scott is CEO and she used to be an ophamologist there.

“I’ve been a part of Mount Kisco for a good couple of decades now and I will continue to do all I can to make sure that the things I do in Congress benefit the village, along with all the constituents I serve directly," Hayworth said.

Hayworth also weighed in on the shape of her new Congressional district, now known as the 18th, which was drawn by a federal judge after the state legislature did not act to perform its decennial task of redrawing the boundaries.

“It’s a great district. It’s a district that I know well," she said. "The folks who are new to my direct representation in many, many cases, know me already.”

Hayworth was also asked about representing towns that will be split in the area, including parts of New Castle, Yorktown and North Castle. She will be sharing all three of these towns with Nita Lowey's 17th district.

“I’m involved in these communities," she said. "There is always going to be some overlap with parts of other districts and that’s fine. When I see people and get to know them, no matter where they’re from, it’s a help.”

For Westchester County, new district still includes all of Bedford and the entirety of Lewisboro, Pound Ridge, North Salem and Somers. It also includes all of Putnam County, southern Dutchess County and all of Orange County.

Hayworth faces several Democratic challengers, although some—they include Cortlandt Town Councilman r and Buchanan's — have been displaced by redistricting. Becker has announced his intent to continue running against Hayworth, according to media reports. Other challengers include Wappinger Falls Mayor Matt Alexander and Tuxedo Park Mayor Tom Wilson.


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