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Bill Barton to Run for Bronxville Village Trustee: See Election Statement PDF Print Email


Editor's note:  Bronxville village resident William Barton is running for the office of trustee of Bronxville Village in the March 20, 2018, election. Below is a statement provided by Mr. Barton as a response to questions sent to him by MyhometownBronxville asking about his reasons for running for office.

Statement by William Barton

Feb. 7, 2018:  I would be pleased to return, hopefully, to serve on the village board as a trustee, a position I held from 2006 to 2012. I didn’t expect to repeat this service but was specifically asked by Mayor Marvin to consider running for a two-year term, as she felt that with two trustees stepping down this year, it was important to have someone with experience fill one of the seats.

There is much going on within the village that ties into my background as a prior trustee and throughout my career in finance.

I believe my prior experience as a trustee will prove extremely helpful in decisions related to the development of a comprehensive plan for the village, possible future building renovations for the DPW structures, exploration of ideas for improvement of Bronxville’s west side, and ongoing budgetary challenges. 

As liaison to the DPW during my previous tenure, a position I took quite seriously, I helped to make sure village roads were repaved more frequently than they had been prior to my involvement, burned-out lights were replaced quicker, and walk/don’t walk warning lights didn’t remain non-functional for weeks at a time. I believe in facing problems head-on and addressing them with practical solutions. 

For this election, I have decided to run solely as an independent, not on a political party line. 

My wife, Maureen, and I have been residents of Bronxville for over 35 years. I have served on boards of numerous nonprofit organizations, including as president of The Community Fund and chairman of The Bronxville School Foundation.

I retired at the end of 2015 after a 35+ year career in investment management. I believe in public service and, if elected, I look forward to serving as a trustee for the next two years. I appreciate the support and confidence of the community in my abilities.

Editor’s note:  Bill Barton’s decision to run as an “independent” should not be confused with the Independence Party in New York State. Running as an independent means that Mr. Barton is not associated with any political party. 

Pictured here:  Village trustee candidate William Barton.

Photo by A. Warner

Editor's note:  As a public service, MyhometownBronxville publishes press releases, statements, and articles from local institutions, legislators, and candidates. MyhometownBronxville does not fact-check statements therein, and any opinions expressed therein do not necessarily reflect the thinking of its staff.


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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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