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Bedford Town Supervisor Lee Roberts To Step Down In November

Roberts has served the position of Bedford town supervisor for 10 years.
Roberts has served the position of Bedford town supervisor for 10 years. Photo Credit: The Daily Voice

BEDFORD, N.Y. – After 20 years in Bedford politics, Lee Roberts will be stepping down as town supervisor when November elections come around.

Roberts was elected as a councilwoman in 1993 and held that position for a decade before being named Bedford town supervisor. Currently in her fifth term, she will not be trying to make it six.

“After 10 years as supervisor, I think it’s time for new faces and new people,” she said.

When asked about what she’ll miss most, Roberts did not hesitate.

“Working with the residents,” she said. “In my mind, this is the best town in America. We have fabulous town officials and volunteers that make anything possible. It’s simply an outstanding community.”

Although Roberts has made her decision to step down in November, her exit from now until then will be anything but calm and quiet. Roberts noted several big projects for the town are on the horizon, including a new water filtration plant and an effort to acquire the Bedford Hills Train Station.

“We have so many things going on right now,” she said. “I’ll be working this position 24/7 until my last day in office.”

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