PatchPatch is also covering today’s breaking news:

New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson announced today he wants to become the the Westchester county executive.

In a press release received Friday, Bramson, 43, said he will seek the Democratic nomination county executive in 2013. Bramson, who won re-election last year with a record-setting 79% of the vote, gives Democrats a top-tier contender to take on Republican incumbent Rob Astorino.

“We need a County Executive with a coherent vision for growing our economy and attracting new jobs, for cutting government waste and inefficiency, and for making good on our commitment to seniors, children, and working parents,” said Bramson. “As the Mayor of a diverse and complex community, I have brought people together to achieve positive change. As County Executive, I will act with innovation and energy to shape a stronger, healthier, and more inclusive Westchester.”

“It is time for a serious debate about our future, and I intend to offer a campaign of substance and ideas,” he said.

Read the full article at Patch.