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
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