Written by Wendy Karpel Kreitzman Friday, 05 March 2010 00:00
On March 16 two of the six Great Neck peninsula villages holding elections will see contested elections. In Great Neck Plaza, the mayor’s run for re-election is being challenged, as is the re-election of two trustees. In Kensington the mayor is also being contested in her bid for reelection, and, as well, two candidates are running for one village justice spot.
Local officials play important roles in our day-to-day lives. Really, it is the grass roots level of government that has the most profound impact on our quality of life. So it certainly pays for each and every village resident to vote in a village election; and it is absolutely vital that this be an informed vote.
We urge residents to pay close attention to these elections —- particularly the contested elections. The Great Neck Record is the place to find out just what is happening. We will cover news of the candidates and any scheduled debates. Please, be sure to carefully read all information on candidates in your village. Make it a point to attend any and all debates, especially if such debates provide the opportunity for questions from the audience.
Getting to know the candidates is one sure-fire way for each and every resident to ensure that the vote he or she casts is definitely a vote for the candidate who will be serving the interests of this community.