Katherine J. Daniels was sworn in to office on January 1, 2021. She joins fellow democrat Martin Aronchick on the Town Board.
Katherine is an attorney with almost 3 decades of experience litigating and counseling clients in the areas of intellectual property, first amendment, defamation, privacy, data security, unfair competition, false advertising and employment law.
Katherine is active in community service. She served on the Board of Education for the North Salem Central School District for 14 years, 4 as President. She served on the Comprehensive Planning Committee and the Energy Advisory Panel for the Town of North Salem, NY and on the Executive Committee for the Northern Westchester Energy Action Consortium. She also served as Senior Warden of the Vestry of St. James Episcopal Church in North Salem for five years overseeing the renovations of the Village Hall. She is presently on the Board of Directors for the Ruth Keeler Memorial Library, Allied Community Enterprises and the North Salem Bridle Trails Association. She was recently appointed to serve on the Town’s Ethics Committee.
Katherine is a graduate of Middlebury College (1984)and Brooklyn Law School (1990).
Katherine is married to Josh Leicht, a former prosecutor and current compliance consultant. Josh also serves as firefighter and EMT on the Croton Falls Volunteer Fire Department. Katherine’s oldest son Jacob is a Senior studying engineering at the University of Colorado in Boulder on a US Air Force ROTC scholarship. Her youngest son Benjamin attends US Air Force Academy. Katherine enjoys horseback riding, running, hiking, skiing, biking, diving and many other outdoor activities. She has lived in North Salem since 1996.