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Croton-on-Hudson Village Trustee {_getChooseLabel(this.selections.length)}

Term: 2 years Salary: $3,000

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    John L. Habib
    (Dem, WF)

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    Sherry L. Horowitz
    (Dem, WF, I)

Biographical Information

Please state your approach to the most important issue(s) facing your office.

What is your position on increasing the supply of fair and affordable housing in your community?

City/Town of Residence Croton-on-Hudson
Current Political Office None
Education Law Degree from Emory University School of Law, and Undergraduate Degree from Colgate University
Prior Civic Service Volunteer with Committees constituted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Croton-on-Hudson.
Campaign Web Site http://www.crotondemocrats.org
Campaign Phone (202) 422-2094
Twitter @JohnLHabib
My approach is engaging in tireless, substantive outreach through substantive conversations with as many residents as possible of this unique, progressive village my parents moved our family to in 1967. I spent my childhood here. I returned as frequently as possible during my 26 years as an attorney in Washington DC, Arizona and the Middle East. I have returned to Croton to give back to this community that means so much to me and my numerous family members who never left the region.
I strongly support properly planned, cost-effective affordable housing projects. Increasing affordable housing in Croton-on-Hudson increases our diversity and enriches the lives of our ~8,000 residents. The addition of low- and moderate-income households has diverse ancillary benefits: for example, it brings economic benefits to a community, and it allows family funds to be better spent on improving physical and mental health, and educational programs - not paying for over-priced dwellings.
City/Town of Residence Croton-on-Hudson
Current Political Office Trustee, Village of Croton-on-Hudson
Education Brooklyn College, BA Manhattanville, Masters in Teaching, MAT
Prior Civic Service Sponsored New York Cares Coat Drive, 2011-2016 Note-taker, Buddhist Global Relief, 2013-2017 Mentor Inmates, Buddhist studies 2012-2017
Campaign Web Site http://crotondemocrats.com
Campaign Email crotondemocrats@gmail.com
Campaign Phone (914) 200-3537
I think the best approach to the important issues facing the Village of Croton is to educate myself thoroughly. I am a strong believer in the need for more and better communication between government and citizens, so once informed I would share the information I have gathered with residents. In my long experience as a small business owner and a teacher of young children, I prefer the collaborative approach and would encourage active participation of all residents in the decision making process.
I would like to see an increase in fair and affordable housing in Croton. I believe it is important for the social and economic health of our Village to reflect the diversity of the larger community in which we live. Due to the recent re-zoning of the Harmon Gateway area to allow for mixed use development, we are seeing an increase in rental apartments in the Village, but I believe we need to do more to create real fair and affordable housing options as well.