Leo A. W. Wiegman was elected Mayor of Croton on Hudson in 2009 after serving six years as a Village Trustee. He is energetic in his efforts to protect and preserve our natural environment and open spaces and uses his experience and exposure to state and national organizations for that purpose. He recently founded E to the Fourth Strategic Communications to help organizations get their important messages out to the public. Leo has written two books on climate solutions and residential architecture, respectively. He is a regular contributor to national magazines and resource websites, writing on energy conservation, clean technology, and sustainable practices for municipalities. Leo is co-founder and current Vice Chair of the Northern Westchester Energy Action Consortium, comprising 14 municipalities with 230,000 residents, and serves on the board of trustees for Teatown Lake Reservation. Leo and his wife, architect Julie Evans, and son, Adrian have lived on Benedict Boulevard since 1994. He has been an active member of Croton’s AYSO as a volunteer for many years. His leadership was crucial in securing the fabulous new all-purpose field at Croton Landing. Prior to launching E to the Fourth, Leo was a book publisher and editor for close to 3 decades. He holds a BA from Tufts University. Read Leo’s page at the League of Women Voters. Read about Leo at the Journal News.
Ian W. Murtaugh is a lifelong resident of Croton, currently living in Harmon. He was elected in his first race for office as Village Trustee in 2009 and quickly seized the opportunity to give back to the community he loves. Ian attended Croton schools and raised and educated his three children here. He has coached soccer and little league and has been a faithful supporter and participant in diverse educational activities. After a career in the advertising specialty business, Ian returned as a sales person to Brooks Brothers’ flagship store in midtown Manhattan in 2010. An avid gardener and home brewer, Ian is a staunch supporter of the unique quality of life he and his family have enjoyed in Croton over these many years. He has devoted himself during his first term as Trustee to learning the complexities of a small municipality while treasuring its history and looking forward to its future. Ian is motivated to continue to work as a Village Trustee with particular focus on boosting the commercial business opportunities within Croton and addressing the empty storefronts in a creative way. Read about Ian at the Journal News.
Casey W. Raskob III is new to Village politics. Casey and his wife, Elke, moved to Croton from Manhattan in 1993 and have two children who attend Croton Harmon Schools. Casey grew up in Bergen County, New Jersey, holds a BA from Boston University, and earned a law degree in 1986 from Touro Law School in Huntington, Long Island. Before moving to Croton fourteen years ago, he practiced land use law in Newark, New Jersey, and personal injury law in Manhattan. After coming to Croton Casey opened his private practice focusing on traffic law and Justice Court work. He is a frequently called guest speaker for national media on traffic law and its ramifications and is recognized as an expert in traffic law by his peers. Casey has represented clients before nearly every court from Albany to the tip of Long Island. He and Elke have thrown themselves into the life of the village they chose to be their home, especially through the school community. They love knowing their neighbors and the small town feeling so prevalent in Croton. Read about Casey at the Journal News.
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