Street Address: 69 Elysian Avenue, South Nyack
Race: South Nyack Trustee
Political and civic experience: Trustee since 2006, Deputy Mayor since 2011.
Family: Two children currently attending Nyack High School.
Residency: Raised in South Nyack from 1971 through high school graduation in 1982. Lived continuously in South Nyack since 1997.Incumbent?: Yes
Other ballot lines:
Democrat, Republican, Village People's Party
Education: Bachelor/'/s Degree in Economics from Stony Brook University
Occupation: Computer Consultant
Why are you running for office or seeking re-election?
What in your personal, civic or professional experience recommends your election or return to office?
The job of the trustee requires a strong understanding of the issues that the village faces as well as the patience and determination to find solutions that best address the needs of our community. My experience serving in this capacity over the last eight years has helped me to develop these attributes. The fact that I am self-employed and work from an office in Nyack means that I am always nearby and that I have the flexibility of schedule to allow me to be an effective trustee.
What would be your top three priorities if you are elected or re-elected?
The Tappan Zee bridge replacement project presents both danger and opportunity to the Village of South Nyack and its residents. It is important to have a board that has the experience and resources to ensure the best outcome for the Village during construction and after its completion.
Improving public outreach is something that has become a priority since I have been in office. Many improvements have been made, but there is still more work to be done. Better communication makes for a more responsive and effective administration and builds stronger community.
With the cost of waste disposal increasing and the costs of recycling decreasing, the Village needs to begin to shift its focus more towards increased recycling and less to garbage pickup.