Letter to the Editor: Thank you to Scarsdale Voters

ThanksThe following was sent to Scarsdale10583 from Madelaine Eppenstein who chaired the Procedure Committee who ran the CNC election on 11-13.

Thank you to Scarsdale voters! On Tuesday November 13, several hundred Scarsdale citizens turned out throughout the day and evening, from 7-10 AM in the rain and from 2-9 PM, to vote for their neighbors seeking seats on the non-partisan Citizens Nominating Committee. According to Procedure Committee Chair Madelaine Eppenstein, the following volunteers who ran as representatives from their elementary school district were elected for a three-year term (unless otherwise noted to fill additional vacant seats of one to two-year terms):

Edgewood: Sergi Flaster; Linda Killian; and Stephen Baer (1-year term)
Fox Meadow: Richard Pinto; Jill Spielberg
Greenacres: Jon Krisbergh; Alan Lewis
Heathcote: David Bunzel; Adam Rilander; Bob Wolloch (2-year term); and Anne Zink (1-year term)
Quaker Ridge: Lee Fischman; Larry Dobosh

Beginning this month, these new CNC representatives will join current CNC members in their due diligence review of non-partisan hopefuls for the village offices of Mayor and three Trustees. The 30 elected members of the CNC will then nominate candidates by the end of January 2019 to represent the non-partisan party’s slate in the village-wide election on March 19, 2019.*

Procedure Committee Vice-Chair Eric Cheng added that last week “the voters ratified all twelve amendments the Procedure Committee proposed to the Non-Partisan Resolution, the governing document of the non-partisan electoral system. A copy of the newly amended Resolution is available on the Procedure Committee’s website here.

Ms. Eppenstein and Mr. Cheng extend their sincere thanks to Scarsdale voters, and to the members of the Procedure Committee and election day volunteers for their support of the non-partisan system that is “free from partisan controversies and from electioneering for party advantage.” Above all, they are grateful to the candidates for their civic commitment and public-minded spirit by standing for election to serve as volunteers on the CNC and to serve in Village office.

The members of the 2018-2019 Procedure Committee, whose term extends through January 31, 2019, are: Charles Baltman; Sarah Bell; David Dembitzer; Eric Cheng; Madelaine Eppenstein; Timothy Foley; Jeff Goodwin; Mayra Kirkendall-Rodríguez; Eli Mattioli; David Peck; Pam Rubin; Gregory Soldatenko; Nancy Steinberg; Michelle Sterling; and Bruce Wells.
Public and Media Contact: Madelaine Eppenstein, Chair, By Email: meppenstein@eppenstein.com

*Under New York State Election Law, candidates outside the non-partisan election system may also run for village office by obtaining the prescribed number of signatures on a nominating petition.