|Political party Republican|
Spouse Marianne Baggini
Education Pace University
Name George Oros
Party Republican Party
|Residence Cortlandt Manor, New York, United States|
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George Oros (born 1954) is an American lawyer and Republican politician from Cortlandt Manor, New York.
Political career and background
Oros was born in Trenton, New Jersey and moved to Westchester to attend college. Oros earned both a B.B.A. and J.D. from Pace University. Along with practicing law as Assistant Town Attorney of Cortlandt Manor, Oros served for eight years, as the Assistant to the Director of Pace’s Michaelian Institute of Suburban Governance. He is currently a partner in the firm of Brotman, Oros & Brusca, in White Plains, New York.
Oros began his career in politics on Cortlandt's Zoning Board of appeals before being elected to the Town Board. In 1995, he ran for an open seat on the County Board of Legislators and he quickly ascended to the board's top position as its Chairman after only 9 months in office. When the Republicans lost their majority in 1999, Oros became the board minority leader. He sits on the Board of Directors of the Hudson Valley Hospital Center, and also served on the Hudson Valley Gateway Chamber of Commerce’s Executive Board.
In February 2008, he announced that he was a candidate for Congress against incumbent freshman Democrat John Hall in the traditionally Republican-leaning 19th congressional district. He entered a race that saw several candidates jump in and drop out including Iraq Veteran Kieran Lalor, MTA Vice-Chairman Andrew Saul, and ex-Congressman Joseph DioGuardi. On May 22, 2008, Republican delegates from each of the five counties represented in the 19th district met in Mahopac, New York to endorse a candidate, and chose Lalor, with 347 votes going to the Iraq veteran, 311 going to Oros, and 102 going to DioGuardi. Oros immediately vowed to stay in the race and mount a primary challenge to Lalor. But Oros subsequently suspended his campaign.
Oros had touted his history of winning in a traditionally Democratic-leaning district. When asked about his chances for winning the nomination and the general election, Oros responded that "I think I have electability. I've been out there. I've been proven." The 19th District includes parts of Orange, Rockland, Putnam, Dutchess and Westchester counties, and the National Republican Congressional Committee targeted Hall's seat as a key spot to recapture in November.