Editor’s Note: Rob’s letter to members of the Chappaqua Millwood Chamber of Commerce.
NON‐PARTISAN TICKET PROMISES NEW CASTLE VOTERS TRANSPARENCY IN GOVERNMENT AND END TO STATUS QUO
The New Castle Republican Town Committee today announced its candidates for the 2013
Town Supervisor, Town Board and Town Justice races:
For Town Supervisor Robert J. Greenstein
For Town Council Adam M. Brodsky
For Town Council Lisa S. Katz
For Town Justice Stuart A. Miller
Rob Greenstein and Lisa Katz are registered Democrats. Adam Brodsky is un‐affiliated and Stuart Miller is a registered Republican.
Commenting on the slate, Jim McCauley, Vice Chairman of the GOP Committee noted, “After careful consideration, we selected candidates who have the skills, business experience, and, above all, the leadership qualities to perform a proper fiduciary role that places the interests of our residents and community above any political consideration or agenda.”
Asked why the GOP Committee is endorsing non‐Republican candidates, McCauley explained, “This election isn’t about partisan politics. The issues facing our town are neither Republican nor Democrat. That’s why, once again, our candidates will be running as TEAM NEW CASTLE.” “We need fresh perspectives, people with professional experience in business and strong records of community service, who have a passion for making New Castle a better place to live and raise our families, and who believe, as we do, that the town government has to do a better job not just of informing residents of what’s going on, but involving them as well,” McCauley added.
“Only now,” he continued, “are people becoming fully aware of some of the complex issues facing us, including the reasons behind our escalating tax burden; the affordable housing settlement; Chappaqua Crossing; what has helped and what has hindered businesses from prospering in our town; and the community Master Plan and planning process.”
Commenting on the nomination, Rob Greenstein said, “This election is about ending the status quo, where year after year our residents face increasing taxes, opaque government administration, and a lack of vision and community involvement in basic planning and oversight of our common property and natural resources. It’s time for real change in our town’s leadership. I am excited about involving everyone in these issues, taking a measured and more thoughtful approach to deciding what our community really wants and needs, and about finally exposing the decision making processes that in the past have been largely undertaken behind closed doors.” Candidates Adam Brodsky, Lisa Katz and Stuart Miller all voiced similar support and enthusiasm for the backing and endorsements they are receiving for their runs and echoed Rob Greenstein’s positions on transparency, change and the need for new leadership.
All four candidates will be cross‐endorsed by the Transparency in Government Party.
About Rob Greenstein – Candidate for Supervisor
Rob has lived in Chappaqua with his wife, Cindy, and their three children for ten years. His children attend Westorchard Elementary school and Seven Bridges Middle school. Rob is an attorney at the law firm Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP in New York City. He founded this law firm in 1995, two years out of law school. Rob also currently serves on the Board of Directors of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association. His work on the Chappaqua Crossing demonstrates his willingness to work on behalf of the residents of New Castle and fight for what’s right. Rob ran for Town Board in 2011 on his own party line, Transparency in Government. During that election, he ran on a platform of the revitalization of New Castle’s downtown business districts and the need for a Chamber of Commerce. Rob formed the Chappaqua‐Millwood Chamber of Commerce in 2012. The Chamber is approaching its one‐year anniversary with approximately 165 members, and it has been widely acknowledged as a great success. Rob graduated from SUNY Binghamton in 1989 and from New York Law School (full scholarship) in 1993.
About Lisa Katz – Candidate for Councilwoman
Lisa has lived in Chappaqua with her husband, Steve and their two children for seven years. Her children attend Grafflin Elementary school and Bell Middle school. Lisa is an attorney at the Law Offices of Lisa S. Katz, PLLC in Mount Kisco. Lisa founded this law firm in 2011, after having worked both in private practice at Manhattan law firms and as in‐house counsel at various public companies. Lisa has spent almost 20 years advising companies in all manner of business transactions, corporate compliance and SEC matters. Much of this work requires financial understanding and inquiry, which she will bring to the Board. She firmly believes in educating the community on important issues, and will bring common sense and practicality to the Town Board. Lisa graduated from both the College of Arts and Sciences and the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1991 and from Fordham Law School in 1994.
About Adam Brodsky – Candidate for Councilman
Adam has lived in Chappaqua with his wife, Cathy and their four children for nine years. His children attend Westorchard Elementary school and Seven Bridges Middle school. Adam is an attorney, serving as Director of Commercial Properties and General Counsel for Buckingham Trading Partners, Inc., a family‐owned real estate company with a portfolio of shopping centers, apartment buildings and office properties, including commercial property in Chappaqua. Adam has worked as a real estate attorney with the firm of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver and Jacobsen and was Director of Development and General Counsel for Gateway Colocation, a company offering services to telecom and internet service providers. Adam currently serves as Public Member of the Board of Directors of the Chappaqua Volunteer Ambulance Corp. and is a former member of the Muhlenberg College Board of Trustees. He has a vast knowledge of business negotiation and cost cutting. Adam has lived his entire life in Northern Westchester. He will bring his breadth of experience in the private sector to the Town at this critical time. Adam graduated from Muhlenberg College, B.A. and from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, J.D. with honors.
About Stuart Miller – Candidate for New Castle Town Justice
Stuart has lived in Chappaqua with his wife, Beth and their three children for ten years. His children attend Roaring Brook Elementary school and Bell Middle school. Stuart is an attorney and partner with the law firm of Wilson Elser, LLP in White Plains. Stuart is a litigator and specializes in counseling his clients during catastrophic losses. Stuart was recently appointed the Co‐Chair of Wilson Elser’s National Transportation Practice Team. In 2011, Stuart was honored and named by the Business Counsel of Westchester as one of that year’s “Forty under Forty Rising Stars.” Stuart’s zeal for excellence in the practice of law was recognized in 2011 by the Appellate Division, Second Department, which unanimously appointed him to a four‐year term on the Character and Fitness Committee for the 9th Judicial District for the State of New York. In this role, Stuart screens recent bar examinees for admission to the bar and also provides recommendations to the Court as to the re‐admission of applicants who have been suspended from the practice of law. Stuart graduated from Hamilton College in 1994 and Brooklyn Law (Richardson Merit Scholarship) in 1997.