- DISTRICT: 15
- REGION: Westchester
- GOVERNMENT BODY: Westchester County Legislature
- YEAR: 2023
Ruth Walter is running for Legislator in Westchester County’s 15th District. During her tenure as Westchester County Legislator from 2020-2022, Walter served as the Environment & Health Committee Chair, where she directed funds toward riverbank restoration in West Yonkers and pollinator pathway gardens. As a member of the Board of Legislators, Walter added funding to the capital budget to install bottle-refill stations in County parks and buildings. Walter supports the Mobility study by the County to determine last-mile connectivity between existing routes and people’s homes. Additionally, she allocated $15 million for the County capital budget for a matching 50-50 grant fund that will encourage municipalities to implement Complete Streets. If elected, Walter will continue advocating for strong environmental policies.