LARCHMONT, N.Y. -- Larchmont's Thea Beaver is up for election for an additional term as village justice March 19. Beaver was nominated by the Larchmont Democratic Party along with Board of Trustees candidates Lorraine Walsh and John Komar.
A Larchmont resident since 1983, Beaver says she has grown to love the area. In particular, she said she enjoys the sense of community. Her three children went though the public school system, and she is active at the Larchmont Avenue Church.
Beaver has served as village justice since 1997 and has had jurisdiction over a variety of matters: criminal, moving violations, civil, small claims and parking.
"The Larchmont Village Court has a very active docket, and I am on duty 24 hours a day," she said. "It is my goal to make sure that every one who appears before me feels that he or she has been heard. I take the time to listen to all sides of a case before rendering a decision. One of the most rewarding comments came from a litigant who had lost his case but complimented me for really taking the time to consider all the arguments."
Beaver also served as president of the Westchester County Magistrates Association and was a member of the Board of Directors. During her term as president, she initiated a county-wide high school program on driver responsibility.
A partner in the local firm of Rosenstrach & Beaver LLP, she enjoys representing individual and corporate clients. She is especially passionate about her work as a New York State attorney for children, a position she has held since 1991, representing children in matters involving abuse, neglect, juvenile delinquency, custody and visitation.
Beaver's husband, Bill, is executive director of Dorf & Nelson LLP. Her children, Bill, Alyssa and Brittany are graduates of Chatsworth, Hommocks and Mamaroneck High School.