Presiding over the village court

Andrew Goldsmith runs unopposed for Cedarhurst justice


Lifelong Cedarhurst resident Andrew Goldsmith is running unopposed for a four-year term of village justice.

If elected, it would be his second term as village justice after previously serving as acting village justice for nine years.

“It is a privilege to be nominated by the Citizen's Party and I am deeply honored to enjoy the support of so many fellow residents, colleagues and friends,” Goldsmith said.

He is the third generation of lifelong Cedarhurst residents. He said his grandfather Arthur Goldsmith moved to the village in 1934. His father was raised in a house three blocks from where he currently lives with his family.

Goldsmith noted that enhanced efficiencies have made Cedarhurst a more effective judicial system. Based on the number volume of people who come through the court, it is third largest village court in New York state, he said.

“Over the last four years we have made significant changes to our village court in an effort to serve the public better,” he said, noting the addition of daytime court hours, cutting waiting times and operating expenses. “I’m proud that our court operates with a deep commitment to the well-being of the residents of our village.”

Voting takes place on Tuesday from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Village Hall at 200 Cedarhurst Ave. in Cedarhurst.