New Members to the BOE

The Selection Committee for the Mamaroneck School Board of Education Announces Endorsed Candidates for 2017


MAMARONECK, NY – The Selection Committee for the Mamaroneck School Board of Education, a citizen’s committee comprised of 24 elected independent and non-partisan resident volunteers representing each of the four Mamaroneck elementary school districts, has endorsed two candidates to fill the upcoming Mamaroneck School Board of Education vacancies: Steve Warner, an incumbent to the board who is running for his 2nd term with more than 40 years as a resident of the district, and Sam Orans, who is also a resident of the district for over 45 years.

Candidates for the Mamaroneck School Board of Education are voted on during the election on TuesdayMay 16, 2017 the same date as the Mamaroneck School Budget vote.

Rob Commisso, Selection Committee Co-Chair, said of Sam Orans, “Sam brings years of experience in early childhood education and in the community. Sam has taught pre-school for 20 years primarily at Sarah Lawrence College and New Canaan Country School. He has also served more than 30 years on the Larchmont Fire Department and as Deputy Chief for 7 years. In addition, he has co chaired fundraising at Central School, managed the Central School Scare Fair, and has a proven track record of putting consideration of community above his own. In his spare time, Sam owns and operates a summer resort in Western Maine. His years of experience within the district will be invaluable as we continue to address the issues and challenges which face our district today. In addition to having 2 children in the district, he is also an MHS graduate, has an undergraduate degree from Sarah Lawrence College along with a Masters degree in Education. Sam will be a strong addition to our already outstanding Board.”

Discussing his endorsement, Sam said, “I am thrilled to have received the Selection Committee’s endorsement. I have worked within the community in various roles and am looking forward to applying my long and deep involvement in the community to my work as a member of the Board of Education. We are fortunate to have an extremely talented and dedicated group of faculty and administrators, and together with a strong Board we can continue to maintain the high-quality education our district has become known for.”

Robin Beth Askins, Selection Committee Co-Chair, said of Steve Warner, “Steve has been a valued and involved member of the Mamaroneck Board of Education since being elected in 2014. During his tenure on the Board he has proven himself to be a capable trustee for the community and the Committee’s endorsement reflects that. Because of his leadership role within the community most people are very familiar with Steve’s background as a MHS graduate as well as his vast experience in the financial services industry which brings a highly valued skill set during this period of constrained budgets. Steve is currently serving as the Vice President of the Board which is a testament of his leadership on the Board.