Citizens Nominating Committee

 

 

 

MEDIA CONTACT: TIM FOLEY

TITLE: CNC VICE CHAIR, TVCC VICE PRESIDENT

PHONE: 646.229.1379

EMAIL: timothy.d.foley@gmail.com

 

CNC INVITES PUBLIC TO ORGANIZATION MEETING NOVEMBER 26, 2018

 

Scarsdale, NY, November 19, 2018 - Scarsdale Citizens Nominating Committee (“CNC”) welcomes the 13 newly elected members and invites the public to observe its first meeting Monday, November 26, 2018 at 8:00 PM in Rutherford Hall in Village Hall 1001 Post Road, Scarsdale, NY 10583. Come to the meeting to learn more about Scarsdale's non-partisan system for selecting candidates to run for Village office on the Scarsdale Citizens' Non-Partisan Party slate. Scarsdale Public Television will record the meeting.

 

The CNC consists of 30 elected Scarsdale residents who represent their neighborhood election units (Edgewood, Fox Meadow, Greenacres, Heathcote and Quaker Ridge).  Ten new members are elected to the CNC each November to serve staggered three-year terms.  In addition, this year three additional members were elected to fill vacancies on the CNC in other classes. The volunteer group will meet from November to January to seek, interview, and evaluate potential candidates to run for Village office. This year the CNC will nominate individuals to run for Mayor and three openings on the Scarsdale Village Board. Mayor Dan Hochvert will be finishing his two-year term as Mayor. Trustees Matthew Callaghan and Carl Finger will be finishing their second two-year terms and Trustee Seth Ross will be completing his first two-year term. The General Village Election will be held at Village Hall on Tuesday, March 19, 2019.

 

Scarsdale's non-partisan system has been operating successfully for over 100 years, following a contentious election in 1909. The goal of the non-partisan system is to attract qualified citizens who would otherwise avoid campaigning, but would be willing to run for office in elections.  The CNC's deliberations and due diligence on all potential nominees is kept confidential to further encourage well-qualified volunteers to apply for a spot on the non-partisan slate. Typically there are four non-elected and non-voting administrative members of the CNC present to insure adherence to the procedural requirements of the Non-Partisan Resolution. Potential candidates also have the option to run for office outside of the Non-Partisan System under provisions of New York State law.

 

Are you interested in running for Mayor or Trustee?  Do you know someone who would serve the Village of Scarsdale well?  Contact any CNC representative listed below; or inform the CNC Chair, Jon Mark, at 914.472.4053 or jmark58@aol.com, or CNC Vice Chair, Tim Foley whose contact information appears above.

 

Final deadline for submission of Biographical Form to the CNC is 5:00 PM January 11, 2019

 

 

CNC MEMBER CLASS LIST 2019-2021

NON-VOTING MEMBERS

 

(Appointed)

 

 

TITLE

AFFILIATION

NAME

Chair

TVCC President

Jon Mark

Vice-Chair

TVCC VP

Tim Foley

Representative

TVCC

Eric Cheng

Representative

SNAP

Sarit Kessel Fuchs

     

VOTING MEMBERS

   

(Elected)

   

UNIT

CLASS

NAME

 

 

 

Edgewood

2019

Stephen Baer

Edgewood

2019

Ryan Spicer

Fox Meadow

2019

Marc Greenwald

Fox Meadow

2019

Judy Wenjing Kerr

Greenacres

2019

Daniel Brown

Greenacres

2019

Jon Leslie

Heathcote

2019

Peter Tesler

Heathcote

2019

Anne Zink

Quaker Ridge

2019

Mary Beth Gose

Quaker Ridge

2019

Ron Schulhof

Edgewood

2020

Becky Bach

Edgewood

2020

Susan Duncan

Fox Meadow

2020

Dara Gruenberg

Fox Meadow

2020

Steve Pass

Greenacres

2020

Michelle Lichtenberg

Greenacres

2020

Adie Shore

Heathcote

2020

Eric Lichtenstein

Heathcote

2020

Norbert (Bob) Wolloch

Quaker Ridge

2020

vacancy

Quaker Ridge

2020

Gabrielle Wise

Edgewood

2021

Sergi Flaster

Edgewood

2021

Linda Killian

Fox Meadow

2021

Richard Pinto

Fox Meadow

2021

Jill Spielberg

Greenacres

2021

Alan Lewis

Greenacres

2021

John Krisbergh

Heathcote

2021

David Bunzel

Heathcote

2021

Adam Rilander

Quaker Ridge

2021

Larry Dobosh

Quaker Ridge

2021

Lee Fischman

 


The Citizens Nominating Committee (CNC) is responsible for nominating one candidate for each Village office (i.e., Mayor, Trustee, and Village Justice) where, that year, the incumbent's term ends. These candidates, running as the slate of the Citizens' Non-Partisan party, participate in the March Village election; those elected take office at the beginning of April.

The CNC is composed of thirty voting members and four non-voting members.

The non-voting members, residents of Scarsdale, are the President and Vice President of the TVCC, one representative designated by the TVCC from among its members, and one representative designated by the Chair of the Confederation of Scarsdale Neighborhood Presidents (SNAP) from among the directors and officers of qualified neighborhood associations.

The thirty voting members are elected for three-year terms. The terms are staggered. Each year two members from each of the five Non-Partisan Units (i.e., elementary school district) are elected to three-year terms. (From time-to-time more than two members may be elected to fill out any existing vacancies.)