David Koenigsberg

Incumbent for Village Justice

Partner in the law firm Menz Bonner Komar & Koenigsberg LLP, White Plains, NY, representing whistleblowers in government fraud cases; resident of Dobbs Ferry for 32 years; married with three children, who all attended Dobbs Ferry public schools; graduate of Fordham University School of Law, J.D., and Williams College, B.A., Economics; former Assistant U.S. Attorney and Law Clerk to U.S. District Judge.​

Village Experience

  • Elected Village Justice 2017
  • Elected Village Trustee 2006-2014
  • Deputy Mayor 2007-2009
  • Trustee, Dobbs Ferry Historical Society, 2003-present
  • Director, Friends of Dobbs Ferry Waterfront Park, Inc.
  • Former Coach, Dobbs Ferry Little League
  • Former Referee, AYSO 

DF Democratic Committee endorsed the following candidates at our 2021 convention

Matt Rosenberg

Candidate for Trustee

Matt is a nearly lifelong Dobbs Ferrian and DFHS graduate who moved back to Dobbs in 2005. He is founder of First Chair Marketing, a consultancy focused on helping technology companies tell complex stories to their customers in simple, relatable language. Prior to his 25 years as a digital marketing executive, he was a television comedy writer and advertising copywriter. Matt is a past member of the Dobbs Ferry School District Board of Education and founder of the citizens group DF Taxpayers for Fair Cost Sharing, a non-profit organization that advocates for greater equality in local taxation and organized opposition to The Landing’s attempt to introduce greater inequity to our taxation. He was co-chair of the Safe Routes Committee, leading efforts to create the School Speed Zone on Broadway, and is a past co-President of the PTSA.

Village Experience

  • Co-President PTSA
  • Social Media Director, PTSA
  • Co-chair PTSA Safe Routes Committee
  • DF Non-Partisan Nominating Committee
  • DF Traffic Committee (current)
  • DF School District Board of Education

Vincent Rossillo

Incumbent for Mayor

Partner in the law firm Fine, Olin & Anderman, which represents labor unions and union members; resident of Dobbs Ferry for 29 years; former coach of AYSO soccer teams; married with 3 daughters who all attended Dobbs Ferry public schools. Advisory Board Member - Mt. Sinai Selikoff Center for Occupational Health - Hudson Valley.

Village Experience

  • Mayor in 2019
  • ​Elected Trustee Nov. 2011; re-elected 2013, 2015 & 2017
  • ​Involved with all major infrastructure improvements since 2011- as Mayor completed the Gould Park Pool and Embassy Community Center
  • Director, Local Development Corporation
  • Liaison to the Zoning Board of Appeals and Architectural & Historical Review Board
  • ​Liaison to the Youth Services Council 2011-2017
  • ​Liaison to the Dobbs Ferry Volunteer Ambulance Corp. 2011-2017
  • Village Administrator Search Committee
  • Involved with all major infrastructure improvements (Waterfront Park, Embassy Club, Gould Park Pool)
  • Advocate against Rivertowns Square
  • Involved with Budget Process since 2011 and labor negotiations since 2015; as Mayor, the Village implemented a  fiscally responsible budget with no cuts to services.  Also add line - Guided the Village during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Michael Patino

Incumbent Candidate for Trustee

Michael is the owner of Michael Patino Architecture, an architecture, planning and design firm in New York City. He is a fourth generation Dobbs Ferry resident, graduate of Dobbs Ferry High School, Bard College and The City College of New York. Michael is married to Rachelle Stephens and the two have lived in Dobbs Ferry since 2010. Their daughter Madeleine attends Springhurst Elementary School.​

Village Experience

  • Chairman, Dobbs Ferry Architecture and Historic Review Board, 2016-2020

Shari Rosen Ascher

Candidate for Trustee


Shari and her husband moved to Dobbs Ferry in 1997 and raised two sons who went through the Dobbs Ferry school system. She is currently the Director of Policy & Programs for Small Business and the Chambers of Commerce for Westchester County. Prior to that, she spent over 25 years in media sales, including 15 years as the Corporate Sponsorship Director at WFUV at Fordham University. Shari also helped to create  a consulting company specializing in job sharing in the late 90s.  She has done fundraising for Destination Imagination, and has been a volunteer on the gala committee for Tarrytown Music Hall, on the Planning Committee for the Westchester/Rockland Walk4Hearing, and as a Contact Tracer She is also the former Co-Chair of Indivisible Dobbs/Irvington.

Village Experience

  • ​​Former Vice President of the Dobbs Ferry PTSA
  • Dobbs Ferry Democratic District Leader
  • Village of Dobbs Ferry Human Rights and Diversity Committee