BRONXVILLE, N.Y. – The Bronxville Committee for the Non-Partisan Nomination (NPC) announced its nominees for the School Board of Trustees.
Incumbents David Brashear and Denise Tormey and newcomer Ruth Wood have been selected by the committee as the top candidates for trustee positions. Brashear and Tormey have each run one term.
The trio was chosen out of a pool of five potential candidates. Candidates had to submit an application that included personal statements and a series of references. After the application period, candidates were interviewed by the NPC to become more informed about the Bronxville School District’s needs.
The committee considered the current composition of the board, upcoming issues the district anticipates, and community skills when determining which of the nominees was best suited.
Brashear has been a Bronxville resident since 2007. He has one son that has graduated from the Bronxville School District and three other children currently enrolled in the district. He is the president of Edgewood Investors, a firm he began in 1999. Brashear is the current president of the Bronxville Board of Education.
Tormey has lived in Bronxville for 25 years. She has three children that have graduated from the district and a daughter who is a senior at the high school. Tormey is a partner at a global law firm. She serves on the Board of Directors at Kids Enjoy Exercise Now and the Board of the Community Fund of Bronxville-Eastchester-Tuckahoe.
Ruth is a former executive director of the Bronxville Chamber of Commerce. She has lived in the village since 1992. Ruth has served on the Executive Board of the Bronxville Youth Lacrosse Association, was chair of the PTA Executive Board and has worked for the Chamber of Commerce.
Each year, the NPC’s 21 members select the candidates that best suit the needs of the Bronxville School District. The committee collectively spends more than 500 hours in meetings to complete the nominating process.
The annual school budget vote and school board trustee election will be held on May 22.