Letter to the Editor: I Support the Scarsdale Citizens’ Non-Partisan Party’s Candidates for Village Trustee

I am writing to strongly voice my support of the Scarsdale Citizens’ Non-Partisan Party’s candidates for Village Trustee; Justin Arest, Lena Crandall and Jane E. Veron.

I am a third generation resident of Scarsdale.  I attended Quaker Ridge School, Scarsdale Middle School and Scarsdale High School.  Just as my parents returned to Scarsdale in 1972 to raise their children, eleven years ago I returned with my husband to raise our two children.

This year I was elected by village residents to join the Citizens Nominating Committee.  The CNC is a group of 30 diverse residents representing a cross-section of Scarsdale whose responsibilty is to meet with potential candidates and over the course of two months, do our due diligence to thoughtfully put together a strong slate of nominees.  I am proud to say we have an incredibly diverse and committed group slate of exceptional candidates who will benefit our community.  All three have proven themselves already.

Justin Arest, with his business and legal background, has been a member of the Zoning Board of Appeals, the Ad Hoc Committee on Communications, the Freightway Steering Committee, the Scarsdale Library Building Committee and Capital Campaign Committee.  Justin is young, enthusiastic, and will give a voice to the newer generation of Scarsdale residents while serving the entire community.

Lena Crandall has spent years helping to protect our beautiful village.  She has used her expertise as an attorney to help restore and preserve the wetlands and woodlands of Scarsdale as a volunteer in leadership positions with the Friends of Scarsdale Parks, and on the Conservation Advisory Council and the PTA.  Lena will bring her wide ranging public service and sharp legal mind, personal experience of raising a family in Scarsdale and a woman’s voice to her role as trustee.

Jane E. Veron has been nominated for a second term as Village Trustee. For the past two years Jane has been actively involved as chair, member or liaison on a multitude of committees, boards and councils including Cable TV, Communications, Conservation, Land Use, Municipal Services, Parks, & Recreation and Conservation, Scarsdale Seniors Citizens, Youth Advisory, Drugs and Alcohol Task Force, Library Board, Chamber of Commerce, Scarsdale Edgemont Family Counseling Service and Drugs and Alcohol Task Force.  I personally worked with Jane on this year’s holiday celebration “Light The the Dale” and I could not imagine a finer person to continue serving on the village board.  Jane is inclusive, supportive, interested and understands how to bring a diverse group of people together.

I truly believe these three incredible outstanding residents of Scarsdale will not only serve our community well but and we will be a stronger community as a result of their service. They are intelligent, thoughtful, open-minded people with the best interests of all residents in mind.

I encourage all residents of Scarsdale to vote ROW B on Tuesday, March 20th, 2018 for the Scarsdale Citizens’ Non-Partisan Party’s candidates Justin Arest, Lena Crandall and Jane E. Veron.


Gabrielle Reiffel Wise


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