Assembly Member Chris Burdick Endorses Democrats for New Castle

Statement of Assemblymember Chris Burdick

Endorsement of New Castle Candidates for Town Supervisor 

and Town Board


    I am delighted to endorse and strongly support the election of Holly McCall for Town Supervisor, the re-election of Lori Morton to the Town Board, and the election of Michael Weinberg and Jennifer Bounds to the Town Board.


    With her long-standing and deep involvement in the community, Holly McCall stands out as an ideal candidate to provide a steady and capable hand steering New Castle. Her work as a member of the Chappaqua Central School District Board of Education gives her a unique perspective and significant experience, especially as to the needs of younger families who come to New Castle in large measure due to the wonderful schools. Her business background as a financial services project manager suits her well in seeing “the bigger picture” and setting out viable plans through collaboration with stakeholders. 


    Dr. Lori Morton, with her scientific training, has brought a methodical and yet caring approach to her work as a member of the Town Board. She is analytical, thoughtful and patient. Like Holly, her roots in the community are deep and she has demonstrated her willingness to roll up her sleeves in service to New Castle.  She has done a superlative job on the Town Board with her calm and unflappable demeanor. At a time when there will be significant turnover in the leadership of New Castle, it is critically important to have her experience.   


   With his own finance and consulting business, and as a staff member for State Senator Pete Harckham, Michael Weinberg provides an additional dimension and further depth to the team. He has a deep understanding not only of New Castle but as a lifetime resident of Westchester County, a wider understanding of the 14 other towns in Senator Harckham’s district. A longtime volunteer in a wide range of community activities, he will be an outstanding addition to the Board. 


    With a record of successfully welcoming diversity into the community, Jennifer Bounds has an eye towards the future. Her commitment to attract diverse businesses and residents to New Castle is founded on her love for New Castle. In her work as head of US operations for a European manufacturer, she is central to moving projects forward – a skill highly useful for work on the Town Board.  


   Perhaps most importantly, every member of the team is skilled in listening to members of the community. They also recognize the importance of being responsive and achieving consensus. I am confident that they would lead well, and I endorse them enthusiastically. 

Chris Burdick

March 23, 2021