Village Elections Are Tuesday, March 21

Polls are open from 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM at the Larchmont Village Center, 119 Larchmont Avenue (behind the Library).

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Dem Caucus Announces Picks for March 21 Election

At our January 31, 2017 caucus, the Village of Larchmont Democrats selected Malcolm Frouman and Carol Casazza Herman as candidates for the Larchmont Village Board of Trustees, and Thea Beaver as candidate for Larchmont Village justice. Mr. Frouman, a long-time resident with a lengthy record of civic leadership, has been a trustee for the past year and is running for his first full term. Ms. Casazza Herman, a first-time candidate, has an unparalleled record of volunteering with Larchmont Village environmental initiatives and currently serves on the finance and budget committee. Judge Beaver, a highly regarded jurist, is seeking a 6th term.

Meet the Candidates:

For Village Trustee: Malcolm Frouman is running for a full two-year term as Larchmont Village Trustee. He was appointed last April to complete the year remaining on Lorraine Walsh’s trustee term when she was elected mayor.

Malcolm Frouman

Frouman has been a resident of Larchmont for over 23 years. He is married to Anne Kimball, who taught Spanish at the Hommocks for 22 years. Frouman is the president of the Larchmont Mamaroneck Hunger Task Force, an all volunteer organization, founded in 1993, that operates a food pantry in Mamaroneck. The pantry provides food for over 360 struggling families in the two communities. Frouman is also on the board of the Larchmont-Mamaroneck Local Summit, a volunteer organization that presents monthly public meetings where issues of local concern are addressed. In his professional career as a publication designer, Frouman held the position of art director at several publications, including 22 years at Business Week magazine. He was also the vice president of the Society of Publication Designers, the chairman of the McGraw-Hill Design Association and a member of the Queens College Journalism Advisory Board.

carolherman2For Village Trustee: Carol Casazza Herman As one of the founding members and the former chair of the Village of Larchmont Committee on the Environment, I am proud to have been part of the committee’s many achievements – the Climate Action Plan, Pesticide Reduction Policy, Anti-idling Initiative and the Bag Ordinance. During my tenure, the Village of Larchmont won the 2010 "How Green is My Town" Green Star Award. I also served on the board of Sheldrake Environmental Center for 10 years and was honored by the group in 2014. Presently, I am serving on the Village’s Finance and Budget Committee where I contributed to the enhancement of the Village’s capital budgeting process.

My husband, Neil Herman, and I are 17-year residents of the Village of Larchmont (after 5 years in the Town of Mamaroneck). We recently added a rambunctious Springer Spaniel to the mix. My professional background includes experience in resolving risk management, compliance, and sustainability issues for public companies as a consultant with Ernst & Young and now, my own firm. I’ve held a global leadership position as VP/Assistant General Counsel for Pfizer Inc and led a 48-person team with a $17MM budget. I started my career as a scientist for the US Environmental Protection Agency and returned to the agency as an attorney. My not-for-profit service includes past directorships on six national, state and local not-for-profit boards including the Environmental Law Institute and New York League of Conservation Voters. I have an undergraduate degree in biology and a J.D.

I have been inspired by dedication shown by present and past trustees and believe that the time is right for me to step in and contribute. Larchmont faces significant infrastructure and development issues that will require a sustained effort to address. Given that Larchmont government relies heavily on volunteer participation, I hope that the skills and experience I bring will be of added value to the Board and volunteer committees.

For Village Justice: Thea Beaver has served as Larchmont Village Justice since 1997, She also served as president of the Westchester County Magistrates Association and member of the Board of Directors. During her term as president, she initiated a county-wide high school program on driver responsibility.

Thea Beaver

A partner in the local firm of Rosenstrach & Beaver, LLP, she enjoys representing both individual and corporate clients in various areas of practice, focusing on trusts and estates and real estate. She is especially passionate about her work as a New York State attorney for children, a position she has held since 1991, representing children in matters involving abuse, neglect, juvenile delinquency, custody, and visitation. She is currently serving as a stakeholder in Westchester County’s Child Welfare Court Improvement Project, a federally funded initiative that supports the Family Court’s role in promoting the safety and well-being of abused and neglected children.

Thea counts herself fortunate to have lived with her family in Larchmont for over thirty years. A member of Larchmont Avenue Church since 1981, she most recently served as co-chairperson of the church’s centennial celebration. Her husband, Bill, is the executive director of Dorf & Nelson LLP. Her children, Bill, Alyssa, and Brittany are graduates of Chatsworth, Hommocks, and Mamaroneck High School.

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