Bob Cohen, a 55-year old real estate professional from Scarsdale, was officially nominated last night as the Republican candidate for state Senate in the 37th District. He will face incumbent Suzi Oppenheimer, D-Mamaroneck, in November.
“While I am out there talking to our neighbors, and yes even Democrats, they all seem to be saying the same things. Taxes are too high, businesses and jobs are being chased out of New York, Albany is dysfunctional, and that it is time we make changes, its time we get some new people in elected office,” Cohen said in a statement. “It’s time to do something about the mess, the embarrassment of our dysfunctional state government. And my experience as a self-made businessman, as a community activist and concerned citizen, as a father have put me in a position to do something about the problems that we all know exist in our state.”
According to his campaign bio, Cohen, who is also an attorney, runs a real estate and construction company in Manhattan. He has been a volunteer firefighter in Scarsdale for 17 years and is a member of the non-partisan Town and Village Civic Club Education Forum.
The 37th Senate District is comprised of Harrison, Mamaroneck, New Castle, most of New Rochelle, North Castle, Ossining, Rye Town, Rye City, Scarsdale, and White Plains.