ORANGETOWN, N.Y. -- Another Day is throwing his hat into the local political arena as Chris Day, the son of Rockland County Executive Ed Day, will announce his plans to run for Orangetown supervisor.
Day, a Republican who ran against Congresswoman Nita Lowey and lost in the 2014 Congressional race, plans to make his run in the November 2017 election official during a press conference on Monday, Jan. 30 at 4 p.m., at the Pearl River Train Station.
Current Orangetown Supervisor Andy Stewart announced he won't seek re-election. His two-year term ends Dec. 30, 2017.
Born and raised in Rockland, following graduation, Day spent two years at SUNY Rockland Community College, volunteering time in student government and other various service-related activities.
After graduating, he transferred to Yale University where he completed his bachelor of arts in political science – the first in his family to earn a four-year degree. While at Yale, he was active in the Yale Political Union, helped organize the Army ROTC company for the southern tier of Connecticut (serving as its first cadet commander), and spent a month-long rotation with the 1-15 Artillery at Camp Hovey, South Korea.
Following Yale, Day was commissioned as a lieutenant in the US Army Infantry and completed the Infantry Officer Basic Course, Airborne School, and Ranger School. After completing his training, he served as a platoon leader and spent just over two months with the unit in Iraq participating in surveillance and reconnaissance missions in the area between Mosul and the Syrian border. He also spent a year in Afghanistan, becoming a captain upon his return.
After leaving the Army, Day returned to Rockland County and earned his MBA from Columbia Business School. He now owns and operates the Route 59 Car Wash, across from the Palisades Center Mall in West Nyack.
A Palisades resident, Day is married to Jennifer Day and has two children, with another on the way.