Events Afford Candidates an Opportunity to Listen to Voters’ Concerns and Engage in Community Dialogue
Candidate for Mayor Marc Samwick and Candidates for Board of Trustees Jonathan Lewis, Seth Ross, and Rochelle Waldman announced a full schedule of events in advance of the Tuesday, March 19 Village election.
The candidates were selected in January as the result of a rigorous due diligence process conducted over the course of two months by the independently-elected Citizens Nominating Committee. They are running as a slate under the banner of the “Scarsdale Citizens’ Non-Partisan Party” (SCNP), the traditional ad hoc, all-volunteer campaign committee organized to support the candidates nominated by the CNC. According to campaign chair ML Perlman, “The community benefits from having a peer-researched and endorsed slate of candidates on the ballot each year. Our Village’s century-old nonpartisan tradition has provided sound governance and experienced leadership on our Village Board.”
The committee has organized “Meet the Candidate” receptions at the homes of supporters in each of the five elementary school districts, to provide an opportunity for Scarsdale voters to hear directly from the candidates about their backgrounds and qualifications as well as their visions for leadership over the challenging years to come. More importantly, these events represent a “listening tour” – the opportunity for the candidates to hear residents’ questions, concerns, and ideas for our village government.
The five “Meet the Candidate” events are currently featured on the SCNP website, and interested attendees are encouraged to RSVP: https://www.scarsdalecitizens.org/events
Fox Meadow: Wednesday, February 27 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at 40 Ogden Road
Heathcote: Thursday, March 7 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm at 3 Reimer Road
Edgewood: Monday, March 11 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at 50 Drake Road
Greenacres: Wednesday, March 13 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm at 72 Greenacres Avenue
Quaker Ridge: Friday, March 15 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at 368 Heathcote Road
Additionally, the campaign committee will host a Town Hall-style event with the candidates on Saturday, March 8 from 2:00 to 3:30 pm at the Scarsdale Woman’s Club (37 Drake Road). Interested parties are encouraged to RSVP for this event at the same link: https://www.scarsdalecitizens.org/events
“Listening to residents is an essential part of what we do in serving on your Village Board,” said Mayoral candidate Marc Samwick. “It has always made me a better volunteer and a better Trustee. I am eager to hear directly from residents, and I encourage people to attend a Meet the Candidates Reception and Town Hall. Should I be fortunate enough to serve, I intend to provide frequent and less formal ways for residents to communicate with your Mayor and Trustees.”
“In my first term as a Village Trustee, input from village residents informed everything that I did, and I valued those interactions," said Trustee Seth Ross, who is running for re-election this year. “The best ideas for collaboratively moving our village forward have always come from candid conversations between neighbors. Our campaign has embraced that value, and I wouldn't have it any other way.”
“I know from my past service with the Scarsdale Board of Education how critical it is to hear from the community at the very beginning and all the way through any important venture," said Trustee candidate Jonathan Lewis. “I look forward to beginning a dialogue about what our community does better than anywhere else so we can prioritize those values throughout the campaign and into our potential terms on the Village Board.”
“These events aren't just opportunities for me to introduce myself, my background, and my years of volunteer experience in Scarsdale to residents I may not already know,” said Trustee candidate Rochelle Waldman. “They're an opportunity for me to discuss the challenges we face, and hear the concerns and ideas of the community so that their perspective can guide me in confronting those challenges.”
For more information about candidates: www.scarsdalecitizens.org
The Village Election will take place Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at Village Hall, 1001 Post Road, from 6:00 am to 9:00 pm.
Deadline for voter registration is March 8, 2019.
Deadline for mail-in absentee ballots is 5:00 pm March 12, 2019.
Deadline for in-person absentee ballots is 5:00 pm March 18, 2019.
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