Andrew Goldsmith elected Cedarhurst village justice


Lifelong Cedarhurst resident Andrew Goldsmith, who ran unopposed for village justice on March 19, won by 323 votes.

"It was the largest turnout for an unopposed election in Cedarhurst," Goldsmith said. "The weather was terrible but it was an extraordinary turnout."

Goldsmith has served as acting justice for the Village of Cedarhurst for the past 12 years. He was appointed acting justice by the village board and adjudicated cases when Village Justice Martin Zuckerbrod was not available. Zuckerbrod decided not to run for re-election. "It was a privilege to be asked to run and it's a deep honor to be elected," Goldsmith said. "I will do everything in my power to serve the people of Cedarhurst."

Goldsmith will begin his four-year term on April 1. He said the court system will be more user friendly and a more pleasant experience. "We will also be working with the police department and the village board for stricter enforcement on violations including passing stopped school buses," he said.

Goldsmith said he would like to thank Cedarhurst Mayor Andrew Parise, Daniel Burg and Meir Krengel.