I have lived in Arden since 1990, living in the home that once belonged to my uncles. I am happy to have raised two children who as adults retain … [Read more...] about Beth Stevenson, candidate for Archives Committee
Candidate statements — Committees & Officers
This page is being revised for the March 2023 election and will be ready Friday, and will be ready Thursday, Feb. 9. Below are statements from candidates running for election at the March 27, 2023, Town Meeting. This page is updated as new and revised statements are received.
Last update: Wednesday, Mar 23, 5:30 pm.
Statements are organized by committees from Archives to Safety, followed by Officers. Within a committee, candidates are listed in alphabetical order, as they will be on the ballot. 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. Absentee voting is available if you cannot attend the meeting on March 27, 2023. but you must request an Absentee Ballot by submitting an Affidavit Request by _______________.
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.
I have been actively involved in the Ardens since returning to my childhood home four years ago. I enjoy being involved in the community, getting to … [Read more...] about Vicki Scott, candidate for Archives and Budget committees
My husband, Danny Schweers, and I moved to Arden in January 2000 when I accepted a job with Christiana Care Health system. I am retired from CCHS, … [Read more...] about Barbara Henry, candidate for Archives Committee
I have lived in Arden and have participated in the governmental process since 1991. In my professional life, I was a social worker for four years and … [Read more...] about Cookie (Helen) Ohlson, candidate for Audit Committee
I have had the honor of serving on the Buzz Ware Village Center committee for the past four years. I am grateful to live in such an inclusive, … [Read more...] about Mary Young, candidate for Buzz Ware Village Center Committee
Before moving to Arden in February 2021, Bob and I lived in Ardencroft for 6 years where I was co-chair of the Recreation Committee. I just finished … [Read more...] about Susan Stith, candidate for BWVC Committee
I have served on the BWVC Committee from Oct 2015 to March 2022 as secretary and accountant. It has been my pleasure and a great experience working … [Read more...] about Debbi Sheiker, candidate for BWVC Committee
Hi - I grew up in Ardentown. Moved away, wandered around, yet always felt called back. I have been living in Arden since 2017 and in Ardentown since … [Read more...] about Michelle F. Lauer, candidate for BWVC
I have lived in Arden for 18 years and enjoy the community and the Buzz. I spent over 10 years working at the Buzz and currently currently I get to … [Read more...] about Patrick Barry, candidate for BWVC Committee
I have lived in Arden for many years and love the community. I would love to be more involved in the community. INTERESTS & SKILLS: I love … [Read more...] about Kathy Barry, candidate for BWVC Committee
I have lived in Arden with my wife, Sue, for the past two and a half years. I am a retired math teacher and former nonprofit manager and … [Read more...] about Steve Benigni, candidate for Civic Committee
I have been married to Marcia for 53 years and we have 4 children and 8 grandchildren. I am an elder at Faith Presbyterian Church. I was a corporate … [Read more...] about John Scheflen, candidate for Community Planning Committee
Hello Everyone, I moved from Los Angeles (specifically Culver City) to Arden in 2015 and love it here. I served on Community Planning and woud be … [Read more...] about Grace Ressler, candidate for Community Planning Committee Committee
My name is Lisa Wolfe and I am a nemophilist. For me, it seems appropriate to use a seldom-used 100+ year-old term to describe myself. After all, this … [Read more...] about Lisa Wolfe, candidate for Forest Committee
I've lived here in Arden on Millers Road (the McNeils' former home) for close to a year. In that time I’ve logged close to 500 hours in the forest on … [Read more...] about Eric Reed, candidate for Forest Committee
I moved to Arden in July 2018 and became a member of the Forest Committee in November 2020. I am a biologist by training, but my specialty is at the … [Read more...] about Beverly Clendening, candidate for Forest Committee
I’ve lived in Arden since 1981 and have been active on town committees, ACRA, and the Arden Club since I arrived, doing some jobs really well and some … [Read more...] about Cecilia Vore, candidate for Registration committee
I’m (almost) a lifelong Arden resident. Worked for the Delaware General Assembly for over 20 years. Just retired from Trader Joe’s. I’m a blogger for … [Read more...] about Steve Tanzer, candidate for Registration Committee
Statement from 2021, while running for BWVC. I have lived in North Wilmington for most of my life and in Arden since 2017, sharing a home with my … [Read more...] about Katey Scobell, candidate for Registration Committee
My name is Jess Colgan-Snyder, I am new to the Ardens but not new to community, connection, or the skills or work it takes to be part of a … [Read more...] about Jess Colgan-Snyder, candidate for Registration Committee
I frequently walk through the Village, including crossing Harvey Road, and could add looking for ways to improve the safety of the Village roads and … [Read more...] about Marianne Cinaglia, candidate for Safety Committee
My name is Brooke, I’m a native Ardenite and have raised my 5 kids here. I have a background in political activism and collective businesses and have … [Read more...] about Brooke Bovard, candidate for Advisory Chair
My family and I found Arden in 2020 while looking for a place with a sense of civic engagement and community. We moved into the house across from the … [Read more...] about Sachin Puranik, candidate for Advisory Chair
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 community we felt … [Read more...] about Jeffrey Politis, candidate for Town Assembly Chair
I’ve been the Village Treasurer for two years now and have learned a lot. There was much to learn as I’ve lived here since just 2018. I believe I have … [Read more...] about Skip Bailey, candidate for Treasurer