Cedarhurst Village Race for Justice Undisputed | Community Newspapers Herald
After a grueling 2020 election season that seemed never to end, residents of Cedarhurst are getting a break as the village’s March 16 election has only one name on the ballot.
Current village justice and for life Cedarhurst Resident Andrew Goldsmith is running unopposed for another four-year term as village judge. If elected, it would be his third term as a village judge. She previously served as an interim village judge for nine years.
Goldsmith is the third generation of Cedarhurst Lifetime Residents. His grandfather Arthur Goldsmith moved to the village in 1934, and Goldsmith’s father was raised in a house three blocks from where he currently lives with his family.
“It is an honor and a privilege to be in the public service of the village in which I grew up,” said Goldsmith. “I wanted to give back and for me, this is a great way to do it.”
The smooth running of judicial operations is a priority, he said. “No one likes to get and pay for a ticket,” Goldsmith said. “But when people come in, we try to be as respectful as possible, while getting people in and out of court as quickly as possible.” He added that based on the number of cases, it is the third largest village court in New York State.
Goldsmith said he appreciates the position he holds and is proud to be the village justice.
“It is a real privilege to be part of the village family and if the voters are kind enough to fire me, it will be with pleasure that I will do my best to live up to everything they expect”, did he declare.
Voting takes place from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Village Hall, 200 Cedarhurst Avenue in Cedarhurst.