Briarcliff People’s Caucus Announces 2013 Candidates

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The People's Caucus of Briarcliff Manor announced several candidates running for village positions Thursday.
The People's Caucus of Briarcliff Manor announced several candidates running for village positions Thursday. Photo Credit: Nathan Bruttell

BRIARCLIFF MANOR, N.Y. – Briarcliff Manor Village Mayor William Vescio remained undecided Thursday on running for re-election, but the People’s Caucus announced at least one contested race in this year’s election.

The Caucus is set to nominate candidates for Mayor, two trustee positions and the Village Justice during its annual meeting at 8 p.m. Jan. 9 in the Briarcliff Middle School Theater. The Caucus is also set to nominate candidates for the Caucus’ executive committee during the meeting. Any registered voter in Briarcliff Manor is eligible to seek a nomination from the caucus, said Chairperson Aaron Stern.

“The process is pretty simple. Someone needs to put in the nomination, someone needs to second it at the meeting on Wednesday,” Stern said, adding that the person making the nomination and the nominee each get five minutes to speak at the meeting. “If the positions are uncontested, we’ll call for a motion and the parties will be designated by a single vote.”

If any local elected position is contested a voting meeting will be set for 3 to 9 p.m. Jan. 23 at the Briarcliff Youth Center. A Meet The Candidates/Debate is also set for 8 p.m. on Jan. 16 at the Briarcliff Middle School Theater.

Incumbent Village Justice Fred D. Weinstein announced recently that he would not seek re-election after holding the position for the last 17 years, Stern said. Further nominations are pending but former acting village justice Howard Code and current acting village justice Laurie I. Sullivan will vie for village justice.

“We thank Fred for his years of dedicated service to the village and wish him the best of luck in all his future endeavors,” Stern said in a press release.

Incumbent Mayor William Vescio didn't announced his intentions of running as of Thursday afternoon, Stern said, adding that no other candidates have announced intentions of running for the position. 

Stern noted that incumbent Trustee Lori. A. Sullivan recently notified the Caucus that she would seek a nomination for an additional two-year term. Deputy Mayor David E. Venditti also recently announced that he would not seek re-election after 10 years on the board. Mark L. Wilson recently announced his intention to seek the village trustee nomination, Stern wrote in an email to The Daily Voice.

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