Yorktown Needs Leaders Who Practice Qualities Taught in Scouting

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Trustworthy, benevolent, helpful, innovative, hardworking, kind and courteous with a love of public service. These are all chief traits of the Boy Scouts of America and the kind of traits we need to see in Yorktown town government.

Lucky for us, all three of the new Town Board candidates – Jann Mirchandani for supervisor and Steve Shaw and Tom Marron for town council – are deeply rooted in the morals and virtues of the Boy Scouts of America. Shaw is an Eagle Scout. Marron, a former Boy Scout, is a dedicated leader with the local Boy Scouts for the last 11 years, having been an assistant scoutmaster for several years and a scoutmaster for three years. Mirchandani has been a faithful volunteer with the Boy Scouts for the last 17 years, starting as a den leader and then becoming the first female scoutmaster for Troop 165 from 2017 to 2019. In 2020, she earned the Silver Beaver Award and is currently a Boy Scouts of America executive board member of its Greater Hudson Valley Council.

To properly run a town of 36,000 people, we need new, expertly qualified and proven leadership. We need leaders who will make smart, ethical business decisions, who will protect Yorktown’s beauty and natural assets but also be willing to innovate. Mostly, however, we need leaders who honestly care about you, your family and your needs because they’ve dedicated their life to public service. No special interests. No hidden agendas. No quiet business deals. Just patiently listening to you, honoring transparency, serving and simply running a government well.

Vote for Jann Mirchandani for supervisor and Tom Marron and Steve Shaw for Yorktown town council on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2023.

Jennie Sunshine
Yorktown Heights

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