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Thank You from the Scarsdale Citizen's Non-Partisan Party Slate of Trustees

groupJustin Arest, Lena Crandall and Randy WhitestoneThis letter was written by Justin Arest, Lena Crandall and Randy Whitestone, who were elected to serve as Scarsdale Village Trustees on Tuesday September 15, 2020.

Dear Neighbors,

We are heartened by the overwhelming support shown for the Scarsdale Citizen's Non-Partisan Party slate of Trustees. You not only chose us, you also chose to support a non-partisan process that has served our community well for over 100 years.

In 1911, community-minded individuals made an affirmative and proactive decision to remove partisan politics from Scarsdale. Taxes, property rights, roads, water quality, personal safety, aesthetics, etc. were all just as important then as they are now. But, Scarsdale realized that hard-working and dedicated resident volunteers could better and more effectively address these often complex issues without partisanship that can distort and distract.

We are blessed to live in a community that is committed to bettering itself and dealing with change by being tolerant, inclusive, and kind. We all live here because we want what’s best for our families.

While we appreciate and are honored by the overwhelming support received in this contested election, please know that we will never take you for granted. And, whether or not you voted for us, we take the responsibility to represent everyone in Scarsdale seriously. We hope you stay involved. While we occupy visible roles, Scarsdale is truly based on the school’s motto non sibi, “not for oneself, alone.” Intelligent, dedicated and selfless Scarsdalians work every day without public attention to keep our village the special place we call home. If you are already volunteering, thank you. If you are new or have not had a chance to participate, please join us! Search the Village website www.scarsdale.com or call Village Hall (914)722-1100 with questions. Enter “volunteer” in the homepage search bar to learn more. Share your thoughts, ideas and criticisms. Challenge our facts and assumptions in a constructive and solutions-oriented manner. Talk to any of us on the Village Board or in Village Hall so we can best serve Scarsdale now and into the future.

You can e-mail Mayor@Scarsdale.com with a copy to VillageClerk@Scarsdale.com to get your thoughts on the public record for our next meeting. You can also e-mail any of us directly at our first initial and last name@Scarsdale.com.

We are your neighbors and public servants. We share your desire for a better future for our community. Together, we are that much stronger.

Many thanks to the dedicated Campaign Committee led by Dara Gruenberg and Jon Mark for ensuring we always ran a fair, respectful and honest campaign. Thank you to the campaign volunteers and our families who have supported us tirelessly. We appreciated the open discussion of ideas during the campaign and wish the other candidates well.

Finally, thank you to Village Clerk Donna Conkling and her team, the poll workers, Scarsdale Police and DPW who all worked together to make it safe and relatively easy for everyone to exercise their right to vote in this time of Covid. It's exactly this kind of teamwork behind the scenes that supports the wheels of our democracy. Now, let's get to work. We have a lot to do – together.

Sincerely,

Justin Arest, Lena Crandall, and Randy Whitestone

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