Written by Wendy Karpel Kreitzman Friday, 24 February 2012 00:00
(Editor’s Note: As with all village elections, immediately following the last date to file a petition to run for office, the Great Neck Record contacts each village’s clerk/treasurer, asking for the names of the candidates. And, as well, we ask that the village contact each candidate, asking for a biography, a photograph, and a statement as to why the candidate is running for office. Some villages, and some candidates, do comply. In the weeks to come, we will publish all such election materials.)
Six villages on the Great Neck peninsula will hold elections next month on Tuesday, March 20 —- Great Neck Estates, Great Neck Plaza, Kensington, Russell Gardens, Saddle Rock and Thomaston. Only the Village of Saddle Rock will see a contested election, as three trustee candidates are running for two trustee positions.
The villages of Great Neck, Kings Point and Lake Success all hold elections in June of each year.
In the Village of Great Neck Estates, there are no contested elections. Howard Hershenhorn is running for re-election as trustee. Lanny Oppenheim, who was appointed to fill the unexpired term of Howard Hirschman for a year, is running for another one-year term for trustee. Harry Burnstein is running for village justice to fill the unexpired term (three years) of Harold Hoffman.
Great Neck Estates elections are Tuesday, March 20, noon to 9 p.m., at Great Neck Estates Village Hall, 4 Atwater Plaza.
Great Neck Plaza elections are also uncontested. Mayor Jean Celender is running, unopposed, for another two-year term as mayor. Trustees Ted Rosen and Pamela Marksheid are each running for another two-year term.
Great Neck Plaza elections are on Tuesday, March 20, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., at Plaza Village Hall, 2 Gussack Plaza.
Kensington will see two new trustees running for election. Jeffrey Greener and Phillip Bornstein are each running for a two-year term as a trustee.
Kensington elections are on Tuesday, March 20, noon to 9 p.m., at Kensington Village Hall, 2 Nassau Drive.
In Russell Gardens will see two trustee positions up for election, both unopposed. David Miller is running for re-election as trustee. Matthew Ellis is running for his first two-year term as a trustee; he replaces Ken Sonnenberg who is not running for re-election.
Russell Gardens elections are on Tuesday, March 20, noon to 9 p.m., at Russell Gardens Village Hall, 6 Tain Drive.
One of the Village of Saddle Rock elections is contested. While Mayor Dan Levy is running unopposed and trustee David Schwartz is also running unopposed. Three other trustee candidates are running for two trustee spots.
Mayor Levy is running unopposed for a one-year term. He is currently serving the term left when Mayor J. Leonard Samansky died last summer and the further one-year term will serve out all of the unexpired term of the late mayor. Trustee David Schwartz is also running unopposed for the trustee position vacated when Dan Levy became mayor. Mr. Schwartz is now serving a one-year term left when the Mr. Levy became mayor and this election will see Mr. Schwartz run for another one-year term to complete Mr. Levy’s old trustee position’s term.
There are two other trustee positions up for election and three candidates have declared: Sasha Masri, Avery Modlin (a current trustee), and Robert Steinberg (a current trustee). These two trustee positions are for two two-year terms. For this election, the three candidates will be contacted and asked to provide the Record with very specific information. This information will be published in an upcoming issue of the Record.
Saddle Rock elections are on Tuesday, March 20, noon to 9 p.m., at Saddle Rock Village Hall, 18 Masefield Way.
Village of Thomaston elections will place two new trustees on the board. Both James Sharkey and Robert Klein are running, unopposed, for two two-year trustee positions.
Thomaston elections are on Tuesday, March 20, noon to 9 p.m., at Thomaston Village Hall, 100 East Shore Road.