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Mount Pleasant Town Council {_getChooseLabel(this.selections.length)}

Term: 4 years Salary: $21,066

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    Laura Divenere
    (Dem)

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    Francesca Hagadus-McHale
    (Dem)

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    Jerome S. Schulman Jr.
    (Rep, Con, I)

  • Danielle Zaino
    (Rep, Con, I)

Biographical Information

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City/Town of Residence Hawthorne, Town of Mount Pleasant
Education BA in International Business from Iona College, New York l
Prior Civic Service Girl Scout Troop Leader, PTA/Ways and Means, CCD Teacher
Campaign Email lauradivenere@gmail.com
Maintain our town's charm. Serving the community. Economic development town wide to increase our tax base. Improve our roads and bring new business to our downtown area. To keep, enhance and create new recreational activities for our younger residents.
I feel that the Town of Mount Pleasant should be made aware of all possibilities for all residents.
City/Town of Residence Pleasantville, Town of Mount Pleasant
Current Political Office Councilwoman Mount Pleasant Town Board
Education BS/MA Georgetown University, Washington DC. Teacher Certification: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Marymount Secondary School, Tarrytown NY. Lycée Franco-Mexicain, Mexico City, Mexico
Prior Civic Service Elected Councilwoman November 2018. Board member and co-founder of Up2Us. Member of Indivisible Pleasantville. Active member of New York State United Teachers. Former Executive Committee of Swiss Ski Club of NY. Host for year-long foreign students from EF Language School. Former Chair of Foreign Language Department Robert E. Bell school Chappaqua. Launched Chappaqua/Pleasantville Macaroni Kid. Campaigner for Democratic candidates since 2015.
Campaign Phone (914) 403-4285
- Bring greater visibility of the Town Board to the local community and accelerate its effectiveness - Put the focus on Mount Pleasant as ONE town made up of diverse hamlets and villages -Reach across the aisle to my fellow Board members and our County Legislator while working closely with State Assemblyman Tom Abinanti, State Senator Peter Harckham and County Executive George Latimer -Advocate for greater inclusion and transparency
I believe that affordable housing is essential in a diverse community. I have met with Allied Community Enterprises for Affordable Housing, and discussed the Westchester County Fair and Affordable Housing Implementation Plan regarding the Model Ordinance Plan.
City/Town of Residence Pleasantville
Current Political Office None
Education BSE SUNY Cortland, MSE CUNY Lehman, CAS SUNY New Paltz
Prior Civic Service Pleasantville Lions Club member, Pleasantville Dad's Club Treasurer and Coach, Mt. Pleasant Administrator's Association President, Pleasantville AYSO Coach, Sherman Park LL Coach, Pleasantville Youth Lacrosse Founder, Holy Innocent Parish CYO Coach, BSA Eagle Scout
Campaign Email schulman10@optonline.net
Campaign Phone (914) 747-0176
Improve our roads and infrastructure, preserve our green space while promoting a sustainable future, keep Mt. Pleasant a safe place to live and raise a family, Create fiscally accessible senior housing options, improve and beautify our downtown areas, control taxes and spending-Town government must live within its means, creating and maintaining recreational activities for our youth, ensure our Mater Plan benefits our residents and businesses
Our community must be cognizant of the need to provide affordable housing opportunities and options that are accessible to both our young and old residents in the Mt. Pleasant community.
City/Town of Residence Valhalla, NY
Current Political Office Republican
Education Master's in Social Work, Fordham University BA in psychology, Mt Saint Vincent
Prior Civic Service Co-Founder, Coalition for a Safe Mt Pleasant The Mt Pleasant Education Foundation
Campaign Email daniellezaino@gmail.com
I believe our hardworking residents deserve some tax reprieve and that exploring alternative forms of funding is long overdue. Mt. Pleasant is a highly sought after and desirable location for numerous types of businesses and our residents assist in the success of these businesses. So, doesn’t it make sense that all parties should benefit from these relationships? The town has an obligation to stay within its means, with controlled spending and taxes

I 100% support accessible and appropriate housing options for our senior citizen, and it is long overdue. As a community I believe we should be giving back more to our senior residents, many of who have lived here for several decades. They have not only raised their children here, but some are even watching their grandchildren grow up here. These are the folks who helped shape our community and are still just as involved today as they were 30 years ago.