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Croton-on-Hudson Mayor

Term: 2 years Salary: $5,000

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    Brian Pugh
    (Dem, WF, I)

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City/Town of Residence Village of Croton
Current Political Office Mayor
Education History & Economics, Oberlin College, B.A. Fordham University School of Law, J.D.
Prior Civic Service 2009-Present: Democratic District Leader 2011: Organized Prop. 1 Referendum Campaign to Move Village Elections to Nov 2011: Human Rights Campaign Volunteer 2011-13: Union Staff (HVALF) 2015: Chair of the Fordham Unemployment Action Center 2015-16: Executive Director of the Solar Education Research Group
Campaign Web Site http://crotondemocrats.com
Campaign Email crotondemocrats@gmail.com
Campaign Phone (914) 374-3960
My approach is to harmonize Village policy with the progressive values and material interests of our community. Results of my approach include:

1) securing 100% Green Energy w/ Community Choice Aggregation; 2) adding electric car charging stations; 3) completing the elevated walkway along Elliot Way; 4) continuing upgrades to our water system that have ensured clean drinking water; and 5) back to back budgets below the tax cap.
An affordable housing shortage has pushed out long-time residents and driven away young people. That's why since I joined the Village Board, we've adopted:

1) a new accessory apartment law; 2) the model affordable housing ordinance; and 3) the Senior Citizen/Disability Rent Increase Exemption (SCRIE/DRIE);

I support managing housing costs by expanding rent stabilization, revising zoning to create more housing options, diversifying our tax base and keeping property taxes under control.