The Nominating Committee of Garden City Estates (Estates Nom Comm) announces that at its Nominating Committee meeting Dec. 16, the Estates Nom Comm formally nominated Robert Rothschild for mayoral candidate for the Incorporated Village of Garden City for a two-year term ending March 2011.
Rothschild lives at 124 Salisbury Avenue in the Estates section. He has been a village resident since 1983. Rob has been very active in the Estates POA and village for many years. He has been a village trustee since 2003. Rothschild served as president of the Estates POA from 1997 to 1999. In 2007, he was selected as the "Citizen of the Year" for the Garden City Chamber of Commerce. He serves as an officer of the Cherry Valley Club located in Garden City. Rothschild is employed as senior vice president - chief lender of the real estate division of Signature Bank. Rothschild graduated from St. John's University and has an MBA in finance. His two daughters attended public schools in Garden City. His wife, Valerie, is a practicing real estate attorney for an internationally known real estate company.
In compliance with the bylaws of the Property Owners' Association of Garden City Estates (Estates POA), an announcement was made in the Estates POA newsletter requesting information and résumé of qualifications of Estates residents to be submitted to the Estates Nom Comm for candidate consideration. Applications were received for mayor and trustee since there was a possibility that both seats would be up for election.
The Estates section had the potential of two positions being up for election (trustee and mayor). Since the senior trustee (John Mauk) removed his name for consideration for mayor, and the other trustee (Rob Rothschild) agreed to serve as mayor if nominated and elected, the Estates only has one position available for election (village mayor). Mauk's term as trustee does not expire until 2010, while Rothschild's term expires in 2009. The mayoral position is designated within the Estates. The expiring trustee's two-year term position is available for the open two-year term mayor's position within the Estates section of the village.
This announcement serves as notice of the Nominating Committee of Garden City Estates' nominee for mayoral candidate. This announcement will be formally presented at the Electors Meeting for the Estates section, which will be held Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009. At that meeting, all residents of Garden City Estates may come to vote to support the nomination. Once voted in as the mayoral candidate, Rothschild will be endorsed by the other sections, and will go on the Community Agreement Party Slate for village-wide election in March. Or at the Electors Meeting, Estates residents may present an alternate nominee of any resident in the Estates section by presenting a petition of 15 names of Estates residents (a challenge). If there is a challenge, then a runoff election will be held at a special meeting Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2009 to determine the mayoral candidate. All residents of Garden City Estates may come to vote at that time. The candidate with the majority votes becomes the mayoral candidate, and is endorsed by the other sections and goes on the Community Agreement Party Slate for village-wide election in March.
Members of the Nominating Committee: Manuel Velez, chair, James Bressingham, Allen Mathers, James Sugrue, John DeMaro, Gregory Senken, Paul Van Valkenburg, Tina Dimino, Bill Sheridan, Michael Ventre, Suzanne Eigl, John Skramkow, Linda Wangner, Robert Gavigan and William Slattery. The Estates Nominating Committee invites and strongly encourages all residents of the Estates to attend the Electors meeting Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009 in Stratford Auditorium at 8 p.m. to vote for the Estates nominee, Robert Rothschild, for mayoral candidate of the Incorporated Village of Garden City.