I support long time village resident Mark Aarons for village trustee over incumbent Brian Pugh. Mark, who is a respected attorney, has served this village for twenty years as a volunteer for the Croton Planning Board, the School District, the Cub Scouts and youth baseball and football. He has been a practicing attorney for 36 years, with specialized knowledge in contracting and regulatory issues, precisely the type of experience this village needs in a trustee. As a young man he was involved in the creation of NYPIRG, the nationally renowned environmental and social justice advocacy group. In contrast Mr. Pugh’s CV is bereft of real accomplishment. According to former town and village Democratic chair John McBride, Esq., Brian Pugh lacks “moral authority” and “creativity” and rather than being motivated by a desire to serve the public, his “only interest is winning elections.” I believe the village should be guided by trustees who have the vision, knowledge, and experience to do the best job our residents and who do so out of a genuine sense of service to the public. This is why Mark Aarons has my vote.