In a letter to the residents of New Castle, Town Supervisor Rob Greenstein announced that he will not seek a fourth term. Please see the letter in its entirety below.
It has been truly an honor to serve the citizens of New Castle, and I’m very proud of the progress we’ve made over the years. But I will not be seeking a fourth term. I always planned that the last election would be my last, and I’m sticking to the plan. This is a promise I made to my family. My wife and children have, in their own way, served side by side with me and it’s time for me to focus on other obligations.
We have done so much together. With the updated Comprehensive Plan, infrastructure and streetscape improvements & zoning changes that we are currently working on, we have positioned downtown Chappaqua & Millwood to grow & prosper. I am proud of what we accomplished at Chappaqua Crossing. I will admit that it will be hard to walk away. I enjoy getting things done and I do feel like there’s more to do.
I’d like to thank our local New Castle Republican leaders. They supported a Democrat – 3 times – for his energy and work ethic, without regard to his political affiliation. They put community first, for sure! I hope all of our local parties find a way going forward to encourage local elections that puts people and community ahead of partisanship, and I would encourage all residents regardless of party affiliation to get involved. I know the New Castle Republican Committee would warmly welcome Democrats, Republicans & those unaffiliated, as they have done in the past.
There were times when one party or another dominated our local town government. Local government is about people, not parties. Let’s join to move away from a hyper-partisan, hostile and divisive tone in our town. Political labels and polarization – that’s the last thing anyone should want to see in New Castle. We are better than that.