CANDIDATE SELECTION PROCESS
Each year, the SCNPP 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 2023 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 10 years, Mayor
Sameer Ahuja of Heathcote, a Village Resident for 22 years, Trustee
Karen Brew of Edgewood, a Village Resident for 18 years, Trustee
Dara Gruenberg of Fox Meadow, a Village Resident for 11 years, Trustee
Cynthia Dunne of Edgewood, a Village Resident for 23 years, Justice
The Village Election will take place on Tuesday, March 15, 2022 at Scarsdale Public Library, 54 Olmsted Road in the Scott Room. Voting hours will be from 6:00 a.m. to 9 p.m.
“Starting in late November 2022, the CNC searched for potential candidates and then conducted extensive diligence. While deliberations and reference conversations are not shared publicly, the CNC considered and carefully researched the background, experience, and qualifications of each candidate and engaged in significant deliberation,” said Wiczyk in a press release issued Jan. 12. “We thank the CNC members for their hard work and diligence in selecting this strong slate of candidates.”
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.