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Yorktown Town Council {_getChooseLabel(this.selections.length)}

Term: 4 years Salary: $19,820

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  • Thomas P. Diana
    (Rep, Con, Grn, I)

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    Sheralyn Goodman
    (Dem, WF)

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    Edward A. Lachterman
    (Rep, Con, Grn, I)

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    Patricia A. Sullivan-Rothberg
    (Dem, WF)

Biographical Information

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City/Town of Residence Yorktown Heights, NY
Current Political Office I do not currently hold office. I am a first time candidate.
Education B.A., History, University of Toronto J.D., Syracuse University College of Law
Prior Civic Service 30+ years as a public interest lawyer Vice President and Member, Board of Directors, Youth Shelter of Westchester Member, PTA and parent volunteer, Lakeland Central Schools
Campaign Web Site
Campaign Phone (914) 260-5024
Among the most pressing issues facing Yorktown is the need to reinvigorate our town’s economy and increase walkability so that more people visit and move to Yorktown, work and innovate here and can afford to stay in town as they age. If elected, I will implement the proposals of the EBRC Revitalization Plan, revitalize the theater and cut red tape to stimulate small business growth, which in turn will solidify and grow our tax base.

Hardworking people who were raised in Yorktown cannot afford to raise their families in town because of the high cost of housing. Such community members bring a vibrancy and vitality to the community and make valuable contributions to it that benefit us all. As such, I favor a reasonable affordable housing set-aside program so that hardworking, productive people have the opportunity to live in and contribute to our wonderful town.
City/Town of Residence Yorktown Heights
Current Political Office Town Councilman
Education AAS in Hospitality Management from SUNY Cobleskill, Graduate of the HAY Leadership Institute Kansas City Missouri
Prior Civic Service Town Councilman, Town of Yorktown, Team Leader Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
Campaign Web Site
Campaign Phone (914) 393-1447
Twitter @L4YTown
As a Councilman, the most important issue is balancing the needs and wants of all of residents of Yorktown to find answers that work for all. My approach has always been to work in the community with various service groups to keep myself grounded in the community. As issues arise, I speak to my fellow board members to find common ground on our thoughts. I always keep myself available to the public for discussion and In the end, weigh out the pros and cons to achieve the balanced solution.
For my almost four years in office, I have advocated for fair housing in our community. I feel the best way to achieve this is through a thoughtful approach to Zoning decisions in our town. We have been able to rezone some parcels to offer a more affordable market rate housing in the form of apartments in our town. We have also fully complied with the requirements dictated by the County in Affordable Housing and HUD. I will continue to look for rezoning opportunities to advocate for this.
City/Town of Residence Yorktown Heights
Current Political Office None
Education State University of New York, College at Purchase
Prior Civic Service Served as PTA President and district liaison, Current Secretary of Boy Scouts and Executive Committee, and current Board member of KJK Productions Board after school theater program
Campaign Email
Campaign Phone (917) 596-9309
Economic revitalization, green initiatives and making Yorktown a destination by leveraging assets we already possess (i.e theatre, parks, trails, farms and historic sites). We need to create an identity and invest it existing assets, which will bring in businesses and a younger generation. We need to build rental properties, and affordable housing options. The millennials want to rent and they want to see municipalities building green solutions, there is no time to waste.
We must build more affordable housing and create rentals for younger people to live in our town and not have to buy a home. The research has shown rental properties are in demand and that buying a home in Westchester has become unaffordable for the younger generation.