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Harrison Supervisor/Mayor

Term: 2 years Salary: $155,376

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    Ronald W. Belmont
    (Rep, Con, I)

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    Frank D. Gordon
    (Dem, WF)

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City/Town of Residence West Harrison, NY
Current Political Office Supervisor/Mayor
Education City University of New York, Lehman College, Bronx, NY, M.S. - May, 1977 Major – Recreation and Parks. Ashland University, Ashland, Ohio, B.S. - May, 1974 Major – Health and Physical Education
Prior Civic Service National Recreation and Parks Association-Member, New York State Recreation and Parks Society-Member, Westchester Recreation and Parks Society-Member, Autism Speaks-Volunteer, Empire State Games- Executive Committee, Lindsay Bonistall Foundation- Event Coordinator, Harrison Little League-Volunteer, Meals on Wheels-Volunteer
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Campaign Email
Campaign Phone (914) 948-8109
Twitter @Mayor_Belmont
My approach is to maintain the successes we have had in the past several years by preserving our Moody’s triple A credit rating and utilizing our healthy capital reserve to improve town infrastructure. I am also in the process of facilitating the acquisition of local properties in an effort to increase downtown parking availability. Additionally, a sewer survey has been completed and I will be collaborating with industry professionals as improvements are being made to our sewer system.
Harrison’s pattern of land use reflects many factors and local housing needs must be considered. The Town’s current land use regulations and zoning control support the addition of affordable housing. Under my administration, the Town has facilitated a range of housing opportunities and has been accommodating a diverse population, at various housing price points, for many years. I will continue to advocate for well-differentiated housing options for individuals of various economic means.
City/Town of Residence Harrison, NY
Current Political Office Councilman/Trustee
Education BS, University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business; MBA, University of Chicago Graduate School of Business; JD, University of Chicago Law School
Prior Civic Service One of the founders of a citizens working group to propose enactment of a gun shop ordinance to protect the security and welfare of Harrison residents; contributing writer to The Harrison Review; member of the Purchase Environmental Protective Association (PEPA)
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Campaign Phone (914) 924-7067
We need strong fiscal management to limit spending and cut waste. I welcome citizens’ input so that Town projects reflect the preferences of our community. Sadly, many people have felt ignored by our current Town leadership. Town business should undergo public scrutiny, with information freely and widely shared. My nonpartisan approach will correct a system with too much concentrated power. I will be guided by careful analysis and resident input, using judgment honed over a 25-year career.
Harrison is a welcoming and diverse community. We want to provide affordable housing options for our seniors, working families and first-time homebuyers. We need to ensure that we have adequate incentives in place to encourage builders to include affordable housing units in new or rebuilt projects. The Carraway apartment complex that is nearing completion in the Platinum Mile, in which 10 percent of the units are slated for affordable housing, is a promising development.