|Scarsdale Procedure Committee|
|Citizens Nominating Committee|
MEDIA CONTACT: TIM FOLEY
TITLE: CNC VICE CHAIR, TVCC VICE PRESIDENT
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
Final deadline for submission of Biographical Form to the CNC is 5:00 PM January 11, 2019
CNC MEMBER CLASS LIST 2019-2021
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.)
|© Scarsdale Procedure Committee 2009 - 2018|