(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 head shot, and a short 300-word statement including biography, experience and why the candidate is running for office. No criticisms of other officials will be accepted at this time. 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 Wednesday, March 18: Great Neck Estates, Great Neck Plaza, Kensington, Russell Gardens, Saddle Rock and Thomaston. Only the Village of Great Neck Plaza 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.
Great Neck Estates
In the Village of Great Neck Estates, there are no contested elections. Incumbent Mayor David Fox is running for another two-year term. Incumbent trustees William Warner and Sidney Krugman are running for another two-year term for each. Incumbent Village Justice Harry Burstein is also running for another term, for four years.
Great Neck Estates elections are Wednesday, March 18, noon to 9 p.m., at Great Neck Estates Village Hall, 4 Atwater Plaza.
Great Neck Plaza
Great Neck Plaza elections see three candidates running for two, two-year trustee positions: incumbent Gerald Schneiderman, incumbent Lawrence Katz and new candidate Jonathan Stein are all running.
Village Justice Neil Finkston is running for another four-year term.
Great Neck Plaza elections are on Wednesday, March 18, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., at Plaza Village Hall, 2 Gussack Plaza.
Kensington will see two incumbent trustees running, unopposed, for re-election. Trustees Alina Hendler and Darren Kaplan are each running for another two-year term.
Kensington elections are on Wednesday, March 18, noon to 9 p.m., at Kensington Village Hall, 2 Nassau Dr.
In Russell Gardens, the mayor and two trustees are running for re-election. Incumbent Mayor Steven Kirschner and incumbent trustees Martin Adickman and Jane Krakauer are all seeking another two-year term.
Russell Gardens elections are on Wednesday, March 18, noon to 9 p.m., at Russell Gardens Village Hall, 6 Tain Dr.
The Village of Saddle Rock will also see uncontested elections. Incumbent Mayor Dan Levy and incumbent trustees David Schwartz and Mark Collins are each seeking another two-year term
Saddle Rock elections are on Wednesday, March 18, noon to 9 p.m., at Saddle Rock Village Hall, 18 Masefield Way.
Village of Thomaston elections will see the incumbent mayor and two incumbent trustees running, unopposed, for re-election. During this past year, Mayor Steven Weinberg took over for retiring former mayor, Robert Stern. Weinberg is now seeking election to his first full two-year term. Incumbent trustees Gary Noren and Jill Monoson are also seeking two-year terms.
Thomaston elections are Wednesday, March 18, noon to 9 p.m., at Thomaston Village Hall, 100 East Shore Rd.