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Term: 4 years Salary: $10,250Link: Video of LWV of New Castle Candidate Meeting2017 Candidate Meeting, sponsored by the LWV:Wednesday, October 25, 7 pm - 9 pmChappaqua Library TheaterChappaqua Public Library195 S. Greeley Avenue, Chappaqua
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    Adam M. Brodsky (R, IN) Attorney

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    Lisa S. Katz (R, IN) Attorney

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    Gail E. Markels (D, WF, WE) Attorney/State and Local Government Affairs Professional

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    Ivy A. Pool (D, WF, WE) Government and Nonprofit Consultant

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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 Chappaqua, New York
Current Political Office Councilman/Deputy Town Supervisor
Education Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, J.D. Muhlenberg College, B.A.
Prior Civic Service Member of the Board of Trustees Northern Westchester Hospital, Member of the Board of Directors of the Chappaqua Volunteer Ambulance Corps., Former Member of the Board of Trustees Temple Beth El of Northern Westchester, Former Member of the Muhlenberg College Board of Trustees
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Campaign Phone (212) 750-8200
Our main goal while in office has been to work tirelessly to make the lives of residents better both in small ways and large ones. This is our home too and we want New Castle to be a wonderful place in which to raise our families. We have increased Town services and are restoring our infrastructure all while keeping town taxes essentially flat. We are responsive to the needs of our residents and truly care. We are Getting Things Done!
I support affordable housing but it must be the right type of housing in the correct location. It must be a project that is correct for the Community and for the residents that will live there. I believe the new affordable housing in the iconic Cupola building at Chappaqua Crossing, which is comprised of 28 units of affordable housing, 10 work force, 25 market rate units is how such a project must be structured.
City/Town of Residence Chappaqua, New Castle, New York
Current Political Office Town Council Member
Education Juris Doctor, Fordham University School of Law; Bachelor of Science, the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania; Bachelor of Arts, the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania
Prior Civic Service Mentor, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Team in Training; Gilda's Club, Volunteer
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I believe that an effective leader speaks for her constituents, and I foster a collaborative and inclusive process with residents and merchants, while bringing a practical mind and sound judgment to the Board. It is important to put party affiliations aside and to focus on local issues. It is with hard work and love of community that we have improved the quality of life for residents by providing new and enhanced services without increasing taxes, being transparent, proactive and open minded.
I support responsible affordable housing that is integrated within our town and that reflects the welcoming nature of our community. I am proud that we approved affordable housing as an adaptive reuse of the iconic cupola building at Chappaqua Crossing (the former Reader's Digest property), which will consist of 28 affordable housing, 10 work force and 25 market rate units. This is a wonderful example of how affordable housing should be integrated in a beautiful, vibrant location and community.
City/Town of Residence New Castle, New York
Education BS Cornell University School of Industrial & Labor Relations JD Benjamin Cardozo School of Law
Prior Civic Service Former Assistant District Attorney Kings County, NY
High property taxes are depressing the investment we have in our homes. I am concerned about this administration’s lack of respect for taxpayer dollars. I brought the availability of NYS Infastructure Grants paying up to $5,000.000 or 25% of the budget to the Town Board. New Castle missed the June 23rd filing deadline leaving taxpayers holding the financial bag. Ensuring that New Castle applies for all grant opportunities will be a top priority for me. I will respect taxpayer dollars.
We can do better. I support smaller affordable housing and work force housing development that is well integrated into our community and adds to the diversity and increases the economic vibrancy of New Castle. Habitat for Humanity provides a model that works well. All New Castle residents irrespective of where they live should be warmly welcomed into our community. I grew up in the Boulevard Housing project in East New York, Brooklyn and support fair and affordable housing in New Castle.

City/Town of Residence New Castle
Current Political Office n/a
Education B.A., History, Columbia University, 2000; M.P.A., Public Policy, Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service, New York University, 2006
Prior Civic Service Professional: Program Director, Integrated Eligibility System, State of New York; Executive Director, HHS-Connect, City of New York; Senior Advisor, Office of the NYC Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services; Director of Strategic Planning, NYC Department of Citywide Administrative Services. Volunteer: Vice President and Treasurer, Greeley Hills Neighborhood Association; Troop Leader, Chappaqua Girl Scouts; Coach, Jr. First Lego League; Grafflin PTA.
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Campaign Phone (917) 698-4373
With construction going on in all corners of own town, we need leadership that understands how to lead and manage through change in a way that is consistent with the values that we hold dear. I am a highly experienced, public-sector project manager who has held executive-level positions in NYS and NYC government. I know how to bring a project in on-time and on-budget. I am an independent thinker who can build consensus and I will work hard to serve YOU, the residents of our town.
During my tenure in both the Cuomo and Bloomberg Administrations, my focus was on increasing access among low- and middle-income New Yorkers to benefits and services that would help them achieve economic stability. I strongly support the creation of affordable housing, which need not be limited to large development projects. There are infill opportunities in our town that should be aggressively pursued. All development should prioritize the health and safety of current and future residents. logo


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