Ivy Pool joined the Town Board in 2018, but many residents first got to know her not as a Council Member or a candidate, but as a community member and volunteer. Her interest in serving the community as Town Supervisor stems from her love for this town, and she is motivated by a strong desire to make this the very best place in Westchester to live, work, and raise a family.
Ivy and her husband, Christian Edstrom, moved to New Castle in 2010 having “discovered” the town during their frequent bike rides from the City as members of the New York Cycle Club. They loved the quaint hamlets, the rolling hills, and the acres of leafy trees. Ivy grew up riding her bike to friends’ houses and playing in the street, and she wanted that same experience for her kids. She loves living in the kind of community where her neighbors know her kids and can get them off the bus if she is running late.
Over the years Ivy has been involved in many community and family activities including:
In addition, Ivy has been an advocate for the political and social issues that are important to her and to this community, and she has supported candidates that have upheld these values. This includes attending the Women’s March, the March for Our Lives, and the Climate March in NYC, among others. Ivy has spoken at several local rallies, including those in support of the Reproductive Health Act and a woman’s right to choose, immigrants’ rights, and common sense gun violence legislation. Ivy has canvassed to support NYS Assemblyman David Buchwald, NYS Senator Peter Harckham, County Executive George Latimer, and Westchester County Legislature Candidate Vedat Gashi, among others. In 2016, she supported and volunteered for Hillary Clinton’s campaign.
Ivy is running for Town Supervisor because she is passionate about public service, and she is ready to deepen her commitment to serving her friends, neighbors, and fellow residents. Ivy loves living in a place where people know her name, and she is honored when residents trust her to help them solve problems. Ivy’s commitment to her community, coupled with her leadership experience and her family and democratic values, are what we need for the future of New Castle!
Jason has lived in Millwood for almost 15 years with his wife and his two children. It is difficult to NOT find Jason at some event in town each and every week. He can be seen most Saturday mornings roaming the Chappaqua Farmers Market, picking up a breakfast burrito and a coffee, and talking with our friends and neighbors about our town, kids, or whatever seems to be the topic of the day. Constantly on carpool duty for his high school senior and high school freshman at Greeley (hooray for his son’s driver’s license!), he can be seen in the stands or as a timer for dozens of swim meets each year around New York (Saw Mill Aquatics - Storm, Willowbrook Swim and Tennis, and Greeley Varsity), or watching his daughter sing and act on stage.
Jason has participated in numerous community activities, both formally and informally. Whenever possible, he attends New Castle Town Board meetings, CCSD School Board meetings, Westchester County Airport Advisory Board meetings, etc., well before he ever considered running for Town Board. He has attended Master Plan/Comprehensive Plan meetings and community outreach sessions, form-based code zoning sessions, and keeps on top of Town Board discussion items. It is nearly impossible to enumerate on all of the town activities in which he’s been participated or has been actively involved. Throughout his adult life, Jason has always put the needs and concerns of others above his own, which shows in his interests in helping our community.
Jason will put the issues and needs of our community first and foremost, above any special interests and political parties. He cares tremendously about our community, and his qualifications will make him an exceptional member of our Town Board.
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