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We’re running together for Ramapo Town Supervisor and Town Council as an independent coalition committed to a new era of integrity, accountability, and social responsibility.

We represent all corners of Ramapo and are united in one firm belief—that it’s time for a new direction and a fresh start for our town government. We hope you’ll join our growing coalition. 

Our Pledges to you...

  1. Integrity. We will make fairness and honesty core values again in town government.
  2. Transparency.We will demand full openness in contracts, meetings, and every facet of government to restore trust.
  3. Fiscal Responsibility. We make every decision with an eye to the long-term wellbeing of the town and its taxpayers.
  4. Sustainable Planning. We will make sure that traffic and infrastructure impact are given the consideration they deserve.
  5. Good Government. We will adopt best practices to improve essential services and protect taxpayers.
  6. Unity. Once elected, we will reach out to everyone—and work together—to move Ramapo forward. 

Meet our coalition...

Bill Weber (Republican) for Town Supervisor: Bill is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) for the last 20 years and currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer of a locally owned company based in Ramapo. He has the experience in both management and budgets. Bill is a lifelong Rockland resident who has long been active in Ramapo. He lives in the Village of Montebello with his wife, Lee, and is the proud father of four children.

Shani Bechhofer (Independent) for Town Council: Shani is a former high school Judaics teacher and principal. She holds a Phd from Northwestern and is currently an independent education consultant. She also co-founded VERAFI, a citizen organization that advocates for integrity in development. Shani is a mother and grandmother and lives in Monsey with her husband of 32 years, Rabbi Yosef Gabriel Bechhofer.

Grant Valentine (Democrat) for Town Council. Grant has a long history in local law enforcement and working with Rockland youth, and retired as the Director of Strategic Planning for the NYS Division of Parole. He serves as a Trustee of the Village of Chestnut Ridge, and the strategic planning committee for the East Ramapo school district, where he's lived with his wife, Linda, for the past 20 years. They have four children and five grandchildren.

The best way to help is by making a donation, signing up to be a volunteer, and joining our campaign mailing list so that you can keep up to date.

Latest Updates

Oct 30, 2017

NAACP Debate - Michael Specht was again (!) a No Show

Last Thursday October 26th, the Spring Valley NAACP, JAMCCAR and HAPAC hosted a candidate forum debate at the Kurtz Center in Spring Valley. Our opponents running on the Democratic line are obviously betting on blind loyalty from the Democratic base...

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