Next Tuesday, Rye residents will head to the polls to cast votes for their choice of candidates for Westchester County Executive and Rye City Council. Mirroring the current state of our national politics, this is a highly charged election with much at stake. I, personally, have enthusiastically endorsed and supported the lineup presented by the Moving Rye Forward ticket: Josh Cohn for Mayor, and Sara Goddard, Julie Souza, and Ben Stacks for Council seats.

Let’s get Rye back on the right track and elect these four wonderful individuals into office. I have met each candidate in person and can't say enough good things about them. I have personally known Sara Goddard since 2010 and have worked with her closely on the Rye Sustainability Committee ( for the past eight years. As chair of the committee, Sara has spearheaded the most important and significant successes accomplished by our group.  Sara has both the right principles and the right temperament to be a force for getting all good things done on the Rye City Council.

All four Moving Rye Forward candidates are the best people for the job and are what Rye needs. Please join me in casting your vote for Sara and the other Moving Rye Forward candidates on Tuesday, November 7.

— Melissa Grieco