(The following was originally published in The Journal News.)
The Green Party’s candidate for governor is criticizing Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino after a politically connected aide resigned following a drunken drivingarrest.
Howie Hawkins, the two-time Green Party nominee, pounced on the news Wednesdaythat Hugh Fox had tendered his resignation Tuesday, a day after he was involved in a five-car crash in his county vehicle.
Fox, who is also the Westchester County Conservative Party chairman, was a $105,000-a-year aide to Astorino, who is the Republican candidate for governor. Fox was also collecting a $90,000-a-year pension from his time as a firefighter after Astorino’s office successfully obtained a waiver, The Journal NEWS REPORTED.