Issuu on Google+ Vol. 15/Number 19 Rye’s Parker seeks county seat By CHRISTIAN FALCONE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Rye City Councilwoman Catherine Parker, a Democrat, has decided to run for county legislator—and not Rye City mayor—seeking a seat that incumbent Judy Myers has held since 2005. At a May 2 press conference in Mamaroneck, Myers, a Democrat, announced that she would not seek a fifth-term as county legislator, adhering to a self-imposed term limit. Her term is set to expire at the end of 2013. I am term-limiting myself out,” Myers said. “I really do believe eight years is a terrific term length. If it’s good enough for the president of the United States than it is good enough for the county board.” Myers, 60, held court at the Mamaroneck Town Center to publicly pass the torch to Parker choosing to endorse her candidacy for county legislator. The two have become close allies and friends over the last two years. According to Parker, it was Myers, a Mamaroneck Town resident, who asked her to run for the county seat. And after some soul-searching and discussion with family, Parker came to the conclusion that she would best be able to serve Rye as a county representative. Parker, 47, notified Rye Democrats via email on April 30 of her decision. She was long rumored to be considering a run for Rye mayor—something she confirmed last year—even more so after incumbent Mayor Douglas French, a Republican, announced last month that he PARKER continued on page 7 May 10, 2013 Noam can stop him now! New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson has secured the Democratic nomination for county executive and will square off with incumbent Republican Rob Astorino in the fall. For more, see page 3. Photo/Bobby Begun Two candidates for open Board of Education seat By ALEXANDRA BOGDANOVIC STAFF REPORTER County Legislator Judy Myers, left, stands beside Rye City Councilwoman Catherine Parker, a Democrat, during a May 2 press conference announcing she won’t seek a fifth-term in office. Instead, Myers, a Democrat, endorsed Parker’s candidacy to fill her seat. Photo/Bobby Begun Robert Cox and Dr. Pamela Davis are both seeking a Board of Education seat being vacated by longtime board member Mary Jane Reddington, who served for nearly 30 years. “With the way the board is set up, I think it is difficult to run against an incumbent, so I would want to run for an open seat,” said Cox, who lost in a school board bid in 2011. “Now there’s an open seat.” Cox, a 19-year New Rochelle resident, and his wife Maria Suarez-Cox, are parents of four children who have all been educated in the city’s public schools. Two graduated from New Rochelle High School, one currently goes to school there and one attends Albert Leonard Middle School. Although he is likely best known to New Rochelle residents as the founder and managing editor of “Talk of the Sound,” a website devoted to city news, Cox has also worked on Wall Street and managed venture capital portfolio companies. His candidate biography indicates that Cox, who graduated from Notre Dame and earned a masters degree in business administration from the University of Chicago, “has consulted to some of the largest financial institutions in the world.” While Cox bills himself as someone with “extensive civic and school board experience” who has attended and actively participated in more than 100 Board of Education meetings, his opponent is relatively new to the city. Davis, who has lived in New Rochelle for seven years, said her experience as an educator and desire to give back to the community prompted her to seek a school board seat when the opportunity arose. “I’ve been a teacher for 20 years, and when I give back to the community, I give to children,” Davis said. Davis, who does not have any BOARD continued on page 10

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