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Edward Reder

Candidate for Bedford Trustee

Mount Kisco, NY

Incumbent: Yes

Age: 47

Employment: Sales Executive with the software firm Workday, a cloud based software application for financials and human capitol management. Workdays symbol is WDAY on the NYSE.

Education: Masterís in Technology Management, Stevens Institute of Technology. Bachelorís Political Science, SUNY-Albany

Tenure: Since 2005 my family and I have resided in Mount Kisco.

Ballot lines: 3A on the ballot



Election Central: Why are you running for office or seeking re-election?

Reder: A major reason my wife and I settled in our community is the quality of its public schools. I seek election on May 20 to the Bedford Central School Board of Education, after a year of service filling a vacancy, to assure the continued delivery of very high quality public education, so essential to the future of our community.

Election Central: What in your personal, civic or professional experience recommends your election or return to office?

Reder: I am deeply committed to collaborating with my fellow Board members to support and challenge our administration to enhance our educational services. Diminished NY State funding requires that we increase advocacy in Albany. This means, for example, seeking removal of the Gap Elimination Adjustment (GEA), which reduced our annual State funding. My early pre-corporate career experience as a Legislative Aide gives me insight about how to be most effective in approaching the state legislature in support of our schools.

Election Central: What would be your top three priorities if you are elected or re-elected?

Reder: My top three priorities as a Board are to:

1. Promote the highest quality education for all students and teaching excellence in our schools.
2. Ensure conservative fiscal planning and affordable taxes for residents.
3. Increase advocacy for NY State funding.

I encourage all Bedford Central residents to vote on May 20 from 7AM to 9PM at your local elementary school.