Written by Wendy Kreitzman Friday, 22 February 2013 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 19 —- Great Neck Estates, Great Neck Plaza, Kensington, Russell Gardens, Saddle Rock and Thomaston. None of these villages will see a contested election.
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, Mayor David Fox is running, uncontested, for another term. Incumbent trustees William Warner and Sidney Krugman are also running unchallenged. The mayor term is for two years, as are the trustee terms.
A new candidate, David Schaffer, is running for the four-year village justice term.
Great Neck Estates elections are Tuesday, March 19, noon to 9 p.m., at Great Neck Estates Village Hall, 4 Atwater Plaza.
Great Neck Plaza elections will see current trustees Gerald Schneiderman and Lawrence Katz running uncontested for two-year terms. Mr. Katz was recently appointed as a former trustee had resigned.
Great Neck Plaza elections are on Tuesday, March 19, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., at Plaza Village Hall, 2 Gussack Plaza.
Kensington will see will see Trustee Alina Hendler run, unopposed, for another two-year term. A new candidate, Darren Kaplan, also runs unopposed for a trustee post.
Kensington elections are on Tuesday, March 19, noon to 9 p.m., at Kensington Village Hall, 2 Nassau Drive.
In Russell Gardens there is the unique situation where former Mayor Steven Kirschner is running, once again, for his old two-year mayoral position. He is unopposed.
Also in the village, incumbent trustees Jane Krakauer and Martin Adickman are running, unopposed, for two-year terms.
Russell Gardens elections are on Tuesday, March 19, noon to 9 p.m., at Russell Gardens Village Hall, 6 Tain Drive.
Village of Saddle Rock elections are on Tuesday, March 19, noon to 9 p.m., at Saddle Rock Village Hall, 18 Masefield Way.
Mayor Dan Levy is running for another two-year term. Incumbent trustees David Schwartz and Mark Collins are also running for two-year terms. Incumbent Village Justice Julia Gariel is running for another four-year term.
Village of Thomaston Mayor Robert Stern is running for a new two-year term, as are incumbent trustees Steven Weinberg and Gary Noren. Trustee To-on Pang is running for a one-year term as trustee.
Thomaston elections are on Tuesday, March 19, noon to 9 p.m., at Thomaston Village Hall, 100 East Shore Road.