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New Castle Democrats Seek Candidates For Supervisor, Council Seats

Three seats on the New Castle Town Board, that of supervisor and two councilpersons, will be up for grabs this fall. Local Democrats are putting out a call for potential candidates.
Three seats on the New Castle Town Board, that of supervisor and two councilpersons, will be up for grabs this fall. Local Democrats are putting out a call for potential candidates. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie

NEW CASTLE, N.Y. -- New Castle Democrats are looking for a few good men -- or women -- who might want to toss their hats into the local elections ring this fall.

Up for grabs are three spots on the Town Board; that of supervisor and two councilpersons.

The top post, now held by Rob Greenstein, is a two-year term, while the four council seats are four years, staggered.

Two council seats are up this year. They are currently occupied by Lisa S. Katz and Adam Brodsky, the deputy town supervisor.

The two others, held by Hala Makowska and Jeremy Saland, won’t be in contention until 2019.

Saland and Makowska ran on a slate called “One New Castle,” which had the Democratic line.

The Republican incumbent supervisor and the two incumbent council members all ran on the Team New Castle ticket as Republicans/Independents in 2013.

Greenstein, who was re-elected in 2015, co-founded the Chappaqua-Millwood Chamber of Commerce and is a personal injury lawyer.

Brodsky ran in 2013 on the Team New Castle ticket as Republican and Independent, as did Katz. Both are attorneys.

Jane Silverman, head of the Democrats’ nominations and candidate development committee, said it has been talking with several potential candidates.

But, she added, the committee is always “looking for new people to get involved and bring new strengths to our town government.”

This year’s contest, set for Nov. 7, will be an “off-year election” meaning that it will coincide with Westchester County elections but not with any federal or state general election.

Although the Board of Elections has not fixed the dates yet, petitions for town supervisor and Town Board candidates are expected to be circulated in June and July.

They have to be filed with the County Board of Elections early in July, Silverman said.

If a primary is required, it probably will be held in September.

If anyone is interested in being considered by the committee, they can contact Silverman at silvermanjfs@gmail.com.

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