Norman Rosenblum’s announcement that he is running for mayor of Mamaroneck Village has brought immediate support to his campaign. “I have received overwhelming support and a very positive reaction of my campaign for Village Mayor.” stated Mr. Rosenblum. “My position to represent all the voters has been underwritten by the Village of Mamaroneck Conservative Party. I also expect additional broad based popular support in the near future and throughout the campaign.”
The Conservative Party statement received by Mr. Rosenblum follows:
“Norman Rosenblum’s candidacy for the Village of Mamaroneck office of mayor is paramount to the needs of the people of Mamaroneck who care about the Village and is supported by the Village Conservative party,” stated Irving Scharf, party chairman.
“Norman’s announcement statement, and his ever present attendance at all Village Board of Trustees meetings, as well as all other Village boards and committees, certainly attests to his involvement and concern regarding the Village of Mamaroneck and the welfare of its residents.
However, the chord in his announcement that struck me, and is the main basis of support by the Conservative Party, is Norman’s stand on the basic principles of democracy that are lacking with the current mayor because of the restrictions of interaction and a prescribed ban of citizens taking part in the Village Board of Trustees meetings during review of agenda items. It is clearly noted in New York State Freedom of Information law:
“The people’s right to know the process of governmental decision-making and to review the process, documents and statistics leading to determinations is basic to our society.”
This is the strength of our system of government and I fully support Norman Rosenblum’s campaign for Mayor and the open government he will successfully carry into the office.
Irving Scharf, Chairman
Village of Mamaroneck Conservative Party
April 17, 2009