Since being elected County Executive in 2013, Neuhaus has focused on improving economic development, public safety, health, and infrastructure. He has cut Orange County’s budget by $40 million, at a time when spending in many governments is on the rise. He led the effort to shrink County government by reducing its workforce to its lowest level in a quarter century, without any layoffs or effect on services.
Neuhaus is a first generation American who grew up with his two sisters on a working farm in Southern Orange County that is still in operation today. A Monroe-Woodbury High School graduate he went on to receive a Bachelor’s Degree in History/Political Science from Mount Saint Mary College as well as a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Marist College.
Neuhaus is an Officer in the Navy Reserves and is currently assigned to the Atlantic Fleet and has earned two warfare designations.
Neuhaus was sworn into office on January 1, 2014 after serving as the Town of Chester’s Supervisor since 2008. His tenure as Chester Supervisor proved to be one of the most economically successful in history, as he held the line on property taxes for residents, and stimulated local businesses. He was previously a Chester Councilman.
Neuhaus is active in the community, serving in various volunteer organizations throughout Orange County. He lives in Chester with his wife and three children.
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