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Rye Democrats Announce Their Slate For City Council Races

Jeff Taylor, of Rye.
Emily Proskine Hurd, of Rye. Photo Credit: Contributed
Danielle Tagger Epstein, of Rye. Photo Credit: Contributed

RYE, N.Y. -- Emily Proskine Hurd, Danielle Tagger-Epstein and Jeffrey Taylor announced that they are running on the Democratic, Independence and Working Families tickets for Rye City Council.

"While we are united by our deep commitment to serving Rye, our diverse backgrounds will provide a fresh perspective to the City Council. We look forward to promoting increased dialog within the Council, as well as working closely with Rye residents and encouraging more public participation in city decisions,” the three said, in a joint statement.

Emily Proskine Hurd serves on the board of the Rye Nature Center and is an active member of Resurrection Church. She has co-chaired the Nature Center’s Oktoberfest fundraiser and served as Board Secretary for Voluntravel, a local non­profit specializing in international volunteer trips for high school students and families. She is a former Fulbright scholar and a lawyer with a background in international policy and corporate law.

Tagger-Epstein serves on the board of the Community Synagogue of Rye. Other volunteer activities include chairing the Health and Wellness Committee in the Rye Neck School District, co-chairing the Community Synagogue of Rye Early Childhood Center’s Garden Committee and participating in meetings of a neighborhood committee on deer overpopulation.

Taylor has volunteered in Osborn School as a Famous Artist lecturer, and served as President of the Board of the Rye Arts Center. After serving in the Peace Corps, he lived, worked and earned a PhD in Budapest. He is the founder and CEO of Taylor Art Advisors, which specializes in the Central European art market, and Assistant Professor of Arts Management at SUNY Purchase.

“We have three outstanding candidates - smart, energetic, public-spirited people who would represent the interests of the entire community. Emily, Danielle and Jeff could help the City Council find a middle path between the previous Council’s quarreling and the current Council’s rubber-stamping. They have leadership ability, enthusiasm and personal integrity and would do a great job on the Council," said Rye Democratic Committee Chair Meg Cameron.

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