Candidate statements — Committees & Officers

Below are brief bios of those who are up for election at the March 27, 2017, town meeting. Click each headline or the “Read more” links to read each candidate’s full statement. Voting begins as soon as the town meeting convenes and continues throughout the meeting.

Committee and Officer candidates: Please tell the Village about yourself. Click here to go to a form you can fill out.

Click here for a current list of committee members.
Click here for a DRAFT BALLOT showing nominees.
After March 7 a SAMPLE BALLOT will replace the DRAFT BALLOT. It will show the final list of all nominees.

Frank Maier, candidate for Playground

WHO I AM: I am a 20 year resident of Arden & have spent many a day with my children & grand children playing on the playground. I think it … [Read more...]

Steve Tanzer, candidate for Safety Committee

WHO I AM:  I’m (almost) a lifelong Arden resident. Previously worked for the Delaware General Assembly. Currently work at Trader Joe’s. I’m also a … [Read more...]

Mary Young, candidate for Buzz Ware & Community Planning

WHO I AM:  I am a relatively new resident of Arden  and feel grateful to live in such a welcoming community where many are committed in its welfare. I … [Read more...]

Grace Ressler, candidate for Archives

WHO I AM: Hello Neighbors, I am an Adjunct Instructor in Theatre at Delaware County Community College and in English and Speech Communications at … [Read more...]

Chris Junk, candidate for Forest Committee

WHO I AM:  My family and I have lived in Arden since 2010. I am passionate about science, the natural world, and Arden. I would be honored to serve as … [Read more...]

Warren Rosenkranz, candidate for Budget & Community Planning

WHO I AM: Short term resident of Arden (only 14 years) and firm supporter of open and transparent government. INTEREST AND/OR SKILLS: I have owned … [Read more...]

Barbara Henry, candidate for Registration Committee

WHO I AM: My husband and I moved to Arden 17 years ago from Texas when I took a job with Christiana Care. I am a professional medical librarian, which … [Read more...]

Ruth Panella, candidate for Playground

WHO I AM:  I, now 70, am a 43-year resident who has greatly appreciated the open areas and playground equipment that Arden offers for our children, … [Read more...]

Jill Althouse-Wood, candidate for Forest Committee

WHO I AM: Mark and I have lived in Arden for 3.5 years, and the first year we moved here, every committee but Archives swooped down and asked us to … [Read more...]

Danny Schweers, candidate for Chair of the Advisory Committee

WHO I AM: Schooled in physics and philosophy, having worked at Stanford University and M.I.T., I have been self-employed most of my life in … [Read more...]

Jeffrey Politis, candidate for Town Assembly Chair

WHO I AM: I moved into the Ardens in 1999 and moved to Arden in 2000.  Pam, my wife, and I were drawn to Arden because of the strong sense of … [Read more...]

Carol Larson, candidate for Forest Committee

INTEREST AND/OR SKILLS: I’ve served on the Forest Committee for 8 years and would love to continue, having found a calling in the work. I serve on the … [Read more...]