The following is a press release submitted to us from Sleepy Hollow Trustee Bruce Campbell:
SLATE SELECTED TO RUN FOR SLEEPY HOLLOW BOARD
The Sleepy Hollow Democratic Party’s Nominating Committee has selected a sitting Trustee and two political newcomers as Board of Trustee candidates in this year’s March 20th election. Democrats will nominate incumbent Karin Wompa, Susan MacFarlane and Jennifer Lobato-Church at the party caucus on January 28th.
The selections come after interviews with a number of people who expressed interest in serving as Trustee with the current administration, including those from other political parties. The candidates will also run on the Village Independents line.
Trustee Karin Wompa is running for a third 2 year term on the Board. She has lived in Sleepy Hollow since 1995 with her husband and twin children. Karin chairs the Downtown Revitalization Corporation, serves on the General Motors committee and has been active on the Board’s Administration and Public Safety committees. She also reestablished the Environmental Advisory Council. Before becoming a Trustee Karin served on the Board of the Philipse Manor Improvement Association. Karin has a Masters of Public Administration from NYU and a BA in Public Health from City College. Karin says “I want to continue the progress we have made, especially on GM and downtown revitalization. Continuing on this path means a bright future for Sleepy Hollow.”
Susan MacFarlane is an attorney specializing in securities litigation for Morgan Stanley in Purchase. She has lived at Ichabod’s Landing with her husband for six years. Susan founded “Friends of Horan’s Landing and Sleepy Hollow RiverWalk Park,” a volunteer non-profit group formed to beautify and support community use of the park. Last summer she organized Sleepy Hollow’s first “Movie in the Park Night” at Horan’s Landing. Susan has a degree in economics from Purdue University and a law degree from the University of Illinois. Susan says “I want to have a bigger impact in maintaining and improving our beautiful village, including guiding the riverfront developments in a sustainable and environmentally friendly way. I also want to support the business district and create and promote community activities.”
Jennifer Lobato-Church was raised in Sleepy Hollow, leaving to attend Rutgers University and Brooklyn Law School. Jennifer served as an Assistant District Attorney in the Brooklyn DA’s office, received an MBA from Baruch College and is currently in-house Regulatory Advisory Counsel for the Royal Bank of Scotland. Jennifer moved back to Sleepy Hollow in 2006 and lives in Webber Park with her husband and two daughters. She serves the Village on the Zoning Board and as Chair of the Police Advisory Committee. A registered Republican, Jennifer’s Sleepy Hollow roots go back four generations. She says “I want to continue the growth and progress that was begun by the current administration and to ensure a safe and successful future for our village.”
Sleepy Hollow Mayor Ken Wray, a member of the nominating committee, said the ticket is made up of “three individuals who care deeply about Sleepy Hollow and have the skills and experience to help shape the future of our village.”
For more information contact: Bruce CampbellBruceC7777@aol.com 914-649-8247
Nominating Caucus will be held this Saturday at 4 p.m. at the Senior Center at 55 Elm Street, Sleepy Hollow with a reception/fundraiser following at Finalmente restaurant on Beekman Avenue.