Disillusion, Democracy, and Choice: Patch.com

by Michele Braun

I welcome the alternative that the Scarsdale Voters’ Choice party offers to Scarsdale’s status quo. Here’s why: We are entitled to choose representatives.

Shortly after we moved to Scarsdale, we voted in our first local election. It seemed unusual that none of the positions were contested but sometimes there are just enough candidates. Over time, I learned that there were only ever “just enough” candidates, not choices.

For a variety of services, I have been very impressed with Scarsdale: I’ve never lived anywhere that plows the streets so rigorously, nor anywhere that collects bulk trash weekly. Regular trash pickup is excellent. But:

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