Written by Linda Portney Goldstein, Editorial@Antonnews.com Friday, 07 June 2013 00:00
Manorhaven Village elections have often been contentious, with charges of financial mismanagement and lack of transparency flying back and forth between opposing candidates. This year is proving to be very different.
There is only one contested race. Incumbent Trustee Dorit Zeevi-Farrington is up for re-election for a one-year term. She is being challenged by former trustee Jim Avena, who has remained an active voice in the community, despite his defeat in last year’s election.
The Revival Party, in a bitter campaign, made a clean sweep in 2012, turning out former Mayor John Dileo and all but one trustee, Rita DiLucia, who was not up for re-election. This year, despite four open races, the opposing Manorhaven Residents Party has mustered only one candidate, Avena, who attends almost every village meeting and has often been critical of the current Board of Trustees.
The election will take place on Tuesday, June 18 at Manorhaven Village Hall, 33 Manorhaven Blvd. between 6 a.m. and 9 p.m.