Each year, the SCNP supports only those candidates chosen by an independent and publicly elected 30-member CNC that represents a broad cross-section of Scarsdale residents and neighborhoods. Thereby, the SCNP removes agenda-driven politicking and instead supports candidates based on their volunteer service record, sound judgement, and the ability to represent all Scarsdale Residents on the many issues our community may face.
In January 2020, the Citizens Nominating Committee (CNC) announced that it has officially selected the following residents to be its nominees for elected office in the upcoming Village elections:
Justin Arest of Heathcote, a Village Resident for 7 years, Trustee
Lena Crandall of Fox Meadow, a Village Resident for 28 years, Trustee
Randy Whitestone of Edgewood, a Village Resident for 25 years, Trustee
Jack Alemany of Fox Meadow, a Village Resident for 30 years, Village Justice
The Village Election will take place on Wednesday March 18, 2020 at Village Hall (1001 Post Road).
“Starting in late November, the CNC searched for potential candidates and then conducted extensive diligence. The CNC also received a report from the Judicial Qualification Advisory Committee for the position of Village Justice. While deliberations and reference conversations are not shared publicly, the CNC considered and researched carefully the background, experience, and qualifications of each trustee candidate and engaged in significant deliberation,” stated Marc Greenwald, Chair of the CNC.
The non-partisan system has removed money and influence from the Scarsdale election process, encouraging the most qualified and motivated citizens to serve.
Per past practice, the candidates are expected to run as a slate under the name "Scarsdale Citizens' Non-Partisan Party.
Procedure Committee Website: http://scarsdaleprocedurecommittee.org
Other individuals may be included on the ballot if they file their own petitions in accordance with local election law.
Scarsdale elections for village office are held every March, with new officials taking office at the beginning of April.
It is important to emphasize that the non-partisan system is neither secret nor arcane. Rather, it is representative government in its purest form. The system has removed money and influence from the process, encouraging the most qualified and motivated individuals to serve.