Experienced and responsible leadership for New Castle.  
Join us for our Public Forum
Thursday, October 17
Community Center
7:30-9:00 pm
Noah Sorkin        Michael Wolfensohn        Penelle Paderewski        John Buckley
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Penelle (Penny) Paderewski
for Town Supervisor
Penny's open letter to New Castle residents.
Penny's open letter on several community topics.
Penny's introductory video.
Penny's video on Chappaqua Crossing.
Penny's video on Downtown Revitalization.
Penny's video on Storms and Communication.
Penny's video on The Town Budget.
  • 2011 – present New Castle Town Administrator
  • 2004 – Deputy New Castle Town Administrator
  • 1986 – 2004 New Castle Town Comptroller
  • Certified Government Financial Manager since 1996
    • 1996 recipient of town’s first Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting
  • Memberships:
    • Westchester Municipal Officials Association
    • Municipal Managers Association
    • International City/County Management Association
    • Government Finance Officers Association
  • Past President:
    • Chappaqua School Foundation
    • Chappaqua Rotary
    • Bet Torah Synagogue
    • National Council of Jewish Women
  • Legislative Ambassador, Cancer Action Network of the American Cancer Society
  • Served on Chappaqua Central School District’s Committee on Special Education and as Parent Advocate
  • Past Brownie and Girl Scout Leader and currently Boy Scout Badge Counselor
  • M.A. in Public Administration, New York University
  • Certificate in Human Resources, Cornell University, School of Industrial Relations
  • New Castle resident since 1984. Three children attended Chappaqua Schools
John Buckley
for Town Council
John's statements to New Castle residents.
  • New Castle Town Board (2004-present)
  • New Castle Solid Waste Advisory Board (1995 through 2001). Chair in 2001 and 2002
  • Director of Legal Affairs, STV (1998-2003) negotiating contracts and overseeing risk management
  • Real Estate Agent in Chappaqua (10 years)
  • Chappaqua Volunteer Fire Department (1997-2011)
  • Town Board liaison to New Castle First Responders (Fire, Police and Ambulance)
  • Current Board Member, New Castle Media Center
  • Rotary Club of Chappaqua (2004 to present). President for two terms
  • Organizer of the Rotary Club of Chappaqua’s yearly Community Day
  • Paul Harris Fellow, Rotary International (2011)
  • Coach, AYSO soccer
  • Coach, New Castle Recreation Baseball and Basketball
  • B.A. in Environmental Conservation, University of Colorado, Boulder
  • Graduate School for Urban-Regional Planning, University of Colorado, Denver
  • J.D., San Francisco Law School
  • New Castle resident for 20 years. Two children attending Chappaqua School District schools
Michael Wolfensohn
for Town Council
Michael's statements to New Castle residents.
  • Town Board Member (2007-2011)
  • Over 25 years of financial management experience
  • Deputy Chief, New Castle CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) from 2002-2009
  • Executive Committee member, Boys & Girls Club of Northern Westchester, Chair of Program Committee, Boys and Girls Club of Northern Westchester (2008-present)
  • Board Advisor, Westchester Disabled on the Move (2007-present)
  • President, Steel Beams Foundation (2002-present)
  • Vice President, Dawn’s Ray of Hope (2011-present)
  • Coach, AYSO soccer (4 years)
  • Coach, NCBSA Coach (10 years)
  • Coach, New Castle Recreation Basketball (3 years)
  • Coach, AYSO soccer
  • Coach, New Castle Recreation Baseball and Basketball
  • B.A., Political Science & History from Curry College (1986)
  • New Castle resident since 1992. Currently lives in Millwood. Three children, two Greeley graduates and one at Greeley
Noah Sorkin
for Town Justice
Noah's introductory statements to New Castle residents.
  • Acting New Castle Town Justice since January 2013
  • New Castle Town Prosecutor January 2008 – December 2012
  • 1982-86, Senior Assistant District Attorney, Brooklyn, NY
  • 1986 to present worked as senior in-house counsel for some of the nation’s largest financial services and insurance companies
  • Currently, General Counsel, Executive Vice President of a major securities brokerage and investment advisory firm
  • Coach, AYSO local and travel soccer and baseball teams (over 6 years)
  • AYSO District Child Volunteer Protection Coordinator
  • Board Member, Northern Westchester Emergency Shelter Partnership
  • B.A. from Connecticut College (1979)
  • JD from George Washington University Law School (1982)
  • LL.M. in taxation from New York University Law School
  • Noah and his wife, Stephanie, have been residents of New Castle for over 22 years; their two children attended Chappaqua Schools
Listening Tours
Stay tuned for details on upcoming dates for more Listening Tours

Saturday, September 21
Community Day

Thursday, October 24
League of Women Voters of Westchester County
“Candidates Night”

Tuesday, November 5
Election Day