Vanderhoef sworn in for record 5th term

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Rockland County Executive Scott Vanderhoef was sworn in Tuesday for a record fifth term in office.

During the inauguration ceremony, which was held at Rockland Community College in Suffern, Vanderhoef spoke about the major challenges ahead, including a dire fiscal situation in Albany that could negatively affect the county.

Other challenges the county faces include unemployment and the financing of the I-287 Tappan Zee Bridge project.

"The challenges are unprecedented, but we are committed to meeting them head-on," Vanderhoef said.

Vanderhoef's fifth consecutive victory came during a November 2009 election, which proved politically fatal for many incumbents.

"I am very humbled by their faith in me," he says.

For complete inauguration ceremony of Scott Vanderhoef, go to your digital cable box and select iO Extra on Ch. 612.

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