CANDIDATE SELECTION PROCESS
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 February 2021, 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:
Jane Veron of Fox Meadow, a Village Resident for 23 years, Village Mayor
Sameer Ahuja of Heathcote, a Village Resident for 21 years, Trustee
Karen Brew of Edgewood, a Village Resident for 16 years, Trustee
Jonathan Lewis of Edgewood, a Village Resident for 19 years, Trustee
The Village Election will take place on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at Scarsdale Congregational Church (One Heathcote Road).
“Starting in late November, the CNC went to work in finding potential candidates for both Trustee and Mayor. Over the last 2 months, the CNC conducted extensive diligence along with hours of discussions. While our meetings and reference conversations are not shared publicly, the CNC considered and researched carefully the background, experience, and qualifications of each trustee and mayoral candidate and engaged in significant deliberations,” stated Eric Lichtenstein, 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.