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Ruth Walter, Small Business Owner in Bronxville, to Run for County Legislator PDF Print Email

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By Office of Ruth Walter


May 24, 2017:  Small-business owner Ruth Walter will launch her campaign for county legislature with a campaign kickoff fundraiser at the Olde Stone Mill in Tuckahoe on May 31 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

She will challenge Republican Gordon Burrows in District 15, which includes the Village of Bronxville and parts of the City of Yonkers, including some of the Bronxville Post Office area. Click here to see a map of District 15.

"Our community's needs are not being served by entrenched politicians who have forgotten what it's like to listen to voters and their concerns," Walter said. "I know we can do better."

Walter wants to focus on making sure the county serves the needs of its citizens in a responsible manner. To do that, she would draw on her experience running a small business and serving the public as a Bronxville Library trustee and former village court clerk, where she found innovative ways to trim costs and make local government run more efficiently.

For more than eight years, Walter has successfully run the cheese shop she opened with her husband in Bronxville during the financial crisis in 2009. Dobbs & Bishop Fine Cheese is a vibrant part of the community. The business has employed over 70 people, including high school and college students, and supports many local charities.

Walter also has experience in public service as both an official and as a volunteer. In her three years as a Bronxville Library trustee, Walter has worked to ensure that the $1.4 million annual budget is spent wisely and to make the budget process more transparent. She helped identify and replace one service vendor with a lower-cost one, reducing costs on that line by two-thirds. In another civic role, Walter served as court clerk in the Village of Bronxville, where she uncovered and fixed a DMV reporting error that cleared a backlog of tickets.

As the mother of two teenagers, Walter has made a significant investment in Westchester. "Our focus needs to be continuing to make Westchester attractive to young families considering a move here or to our own children deciding to stay as they become adults," said Walter, who grew up in Westchester and has lived in District 15 for the past 12 years.

"Young families are the natural next wave of homebuyers and home renters to fortify the economic base. To that end, Westchester County's wonderful parks, clean air, well-run police and fire departments, shopping districts and transportation all need our attention and support," she said.

Walter will bring fresh eyes and new ideas to government at the county level and build bridges between the county and its businesses, small and large. "I look forward to fostering goodwill and cooperation between residents in District 15," said candidate Ruth Walter.

For more information, go to www.electruthwalter.com.

Pictured here:  Candidate Ruth Walter.

Photo courtesy Office of Ruth Walter 

 

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Date of the kick-off fundraiser has changed to June 8th. Same place and time, Olde Stone Mill in Tuckahoe from 6-8PM. Please come support a new local candidate!
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Bronxville is a quaint village (one square mile) located just 16 miles north of midtown Manhattan (roughly 30 minutes on the train) and has a population of approximately 6,500. It is known as a premier community with an excellent public school (K-12) and easy access to Manhattan. Bronxville offers many amenities including an attractive business district, a hospital (Lawrence Hospital), public paddle and tennis courts, fine dining at local restaurants, two private country clubs and a community library.

While the earliest settlers of Bronxville date back to the first half of the 18th century, the history of the modern suburb of Bronxville began in 1890 when William Van Duzer Lawrence purchased a farm and commissioned the architect, William A. Bates, to design a planned community of houses for well-known artists and professionals that became a thriving art colony. This community, now called Lawrence Park, is listed on the National register of Historic Places and many of the homes still have artists’ studios. A neighborhood association within Lawrence Park called “The Hilltop Association” keeps this heritage alive with art shows and other events for neighbors.

Bronxville offers many charming neighborhoods as well as a variety of living options for residents including single family homes, town houses, cooperatives and condominiums. One of the chief benefits of living in “the village” is that your children can attend the Bronxville School.

The Bronxville postal zone (10708, known as “Bronxville PO”) includes the village of Bronxville as well as the Chester Heights section of Eastchester, parts of Tuckahoe and the Lawrence Park West, Cedar Knolls, Armour Villa and Longvale sections of Yonkers. Many of these areas have their own distinct character. For instance, the Armour Villa section has many historic homes and even has its own newsletter called “The Villa Voice” which reports on neighborhood news.

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