Citizens Nominating Committee

 

 

 

Citizens Nominating Committee Announces Candidates for Mayor and Village Board of Trustees

 

SCARSDALE, NY -- January 23, 2019 – The Citizens Nominating Committee (CNC) announced today that it has officially selected the following residents to be its nominees for elected office in the upcoming Village elections:

 

Marc Samwick, Mayor

Jonathan Lewis, Trustee

Seth Ross, Trustee

Rochelle Waldman, Trustee

 

The Village Election will take place on Tuesday March 19, 2019 either at Village Hall (1001 Post Road) or at the Scarsdale Congregational Church (One Heathcote Road).  The Village will make the final determination on the location of the polls and will provide further information on where voting will be held.

 

“The CNC searched for potential candidates and deliberated over the course of two months, diligently following up with well over one hundred references from throughout the Village. While deliberations and reference conversations are not shared publicly, the CNC considered and researched carefully the background, experience, and qualifications of each candidate,” stated Jon Mark, Chair of the CNC.

 

Per past practice, the candidates are expected to run as a slate under the name "Scarsdale Citizens' Non-Partisan Party." A formal press release containing biographical information and photographs of each candidate will be forthcoming.

 

Additionally, this year's CNC became the first to directly select its own Chair and Vice Chair for the following year by a majority vote. Prior this year's amendment, which was ratified on November 13, 2018 in a vote open to all qualified voters in the Village, the Non-Partisan Resolution (NPR) had designated representatives of an external organization to serve as the non-voting Chair and Vice Chair.  

 

The incoming Chair and Vice Chair, who will serve as non-voting members of the CNC, will be responsible for convening the 2019-2020 CNC in November or December 2019. 

 

Marc Greenwald, Chair-elect of the CNC

Ryan Spicer, Vice Chair-elect of the CNC

 

As a final piece of business, the CNC is required under the amended NPR to elect a Vice Chair for the 2019 Procedure Committee, which the NPR tasks with conducting the elections for next year's incoming class of the CNC, and to perform other duties in support of the non-partisan system.  That Vice Chair will serve under Eric Cheng, formerly the Vice Chair of the 2018 Procedure Committee, who will continue on as Chair for the 2019 Procedure Committee.

 

The CNC elected Sarit Kessel Fuchs, a non-voting member of this year's CNC, to fulfill that duty.

 

 


THE 2018 CNC IS NOW IN SESSION, FROM NOVEMBER 2018-JANUARY 2019

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE CITIZENS NOMINATING COMMITTEE

AND THE NON-PARTISAN ELECTION SYSTEM IN SCARSDALE

 

Scarsdale, NY, November 26, 2018 - The Citizens Nominating Committee of Scarsdale (“CNC”) welcomed the 13 newly elected members and invited 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. The meeting gave the public an opportunity 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 recorded 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, at 646.229.1379 or timothy.d.foley@gmail.com 

FINAL DEADLINE for submission by potential candidates of the Biographical Form to the CNC is 5:00 PM January 11, 2019. The Biographical Form is available on the Forms/2018-2019 CNC section of this website.

 

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