SCARSDALE, N.Y. Incumbent Scarsdale Board of Education members Mary Beth Gose and Lewis Leone Jr. will have no opposition on the ballot when voters go to the polls May 15 to fill two board seats.
Monday's deadline for turning in papers to get on the ballot came and went with no one stepping forward to challenge the two first-term incumbents who have been re-nominated by the village School Board Nominating Committee.
Anyone can still mount a write-in campaign, but Gose and Leone will be the lone names on the ballot. Voters will also be asked to approve the district's proposed $141.8 million budget when they vote from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. May 15 at the middle school gym.
According to the biographies posted on the district website , Gose, a former member of the Scarsdale Village Board of Trustees, was an investment banker and a government consultant with international experience. She graduated from Dartmouth College and earned her MBA at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. She has two children, one at SHS and one in college.
Leone is vice president and general manager of WNYW-FOX 5 and WWOR-My9, FOX Television Stations' New York duopoly, and is a board member for the New York State Broadcasters Association. He is also on the board of Public Education Needs Civic Involvement in Learning, the New York City Police Museum and the Westchester Chapter of the National Football Foundation. He serves as a corporate advisory board member for the Committee for Hispanic Children and Families and is a member of the business committee for the Metropolitan Museum. Leone is a graduate of Princeton University with a bachelor's degree in economics. A 1977 graduate of Scarsdale High School, he and his wife, Wendy, have two children, one at SHS and one in college.
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