SCARSDALE, N.Y. - Former Scarsdale Mayor Miriam Levitt Flisser is the Republican nominee for the District 5 Westchester County legislator seat.
Incumbent Bill Ryan (D - White Plains) will not run for reelection after eight terms on the Board of Legislators. District 5 includes all of Scarsdale, most of White Plains, and a part of Harrison.
"As Scarsdale’s Mayor, Police Commissioner, and Fire Commissioner I have deep executive and legislative experience," Flisser said in her nomination acceptance speech. "Most importantly in developing and sticking to a budget that at once serves our citizens’ needs, and also shows fiscal restraint and responsibility."
The 38-year Scarsdale resident served as a village trustee for four years, then mayor for one two-year term. Flisser is a pediatrician with a practice in Bronxville and serves as chief of staff at Lawrence Hospital. Her husband, Harvey Flisser, taught at Scarsdale Middle School for 25 years.
During Flisser's term as mayor, the village began its property tax revaluation process and established the emergency notification system and revised its emergency home generator law.
At the Republican convention May 30, Flisser said she would work to keep taxes down, encourage development and job growth and fight to keep local control of zoning decisions.
"I am also looking forward to this campaign on a more personal level," Flisser said. "I came to this country as a young child from war-torn Europe. The country, this state, and this great county gave me the opportunity to succeed, professionally, and personally."
Steve Fuchs, chairman of the Scarsdale Republican Party, nominated Flisser and Brian Maloney, chairman of the White Plains Republican Party, seconded the motion.
The election is Nov. 5.
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