Trustees won’t seek re-election in Plandome, Munsey Park

Village of Plandome Trustee Andrew Bartels (left) and Deputy Mayor Ray Herbert (right) will not be seeking re-election this year. (Photo by Amelia Camurati)

Two villages in Manhasset will see major changes in the March elections, with three Plandome trustees and one Munsey Park trustee not seeking re-election.

Village of Plandome Trustee Andrew Bartels and current Deputy Mayor Ray Herbert won’t seek re-election to their positions on the village’s Board of Trustees. Trustee Gregory Westfall will also not be running after his one-year appointment. 

The three officials did not file candidate petitions before the due date on Tuesday, according to the village clerk’s office.

The residents stepping up for the election are Robert Broderick and James Corcoran for Bartels’ and Herbert’s two-year terms, and John Kurkjian for Westfall’s one-year term. All  are running unopposed.

Bartels ran unopposed for mayor last year, but was defeated by a write-in campaign that elected current Mayor Thomas Minutillo. Westfall had been appointed to serve in the seat vacated by former Trustee Katie Saville last year.

Efforts to reach Bartels and Westfall for comment were unavailing.

Village of Munsey Park Trustee Jennifer Noone will also not run for re-election, according to the village clerk’s office. Incumbent Trustee Anthony Sabino, however, will, with residents Regina Im, Gregory LiCalzi and John Dellaquila also running for the two contested spots.

Noone said in a phone call that she would comment at a later time.

In other villages, Plandome Heights Mayor Kenneth C. Riscica will be running unopposed, as are Trustees Silva Ferman, Alvin Solomon and Dianne Sheehan. Plandome Manor Trustees Antonio DeSousa and Patricia O’Neill are also uncontested in their races.

In Flower Hill, the mayor’s seat and three spots on the Board of Trustees are contested for the first time in several years. Deputy Mayor Brian Herrington is running for mayor under the Flower Hill Party banner, with incumbent Trustees Randall Rosenbaum and Gary Lewandowski on his slate. Current Mayor Robert McNamara will be running for a trustee position.

Under the Liberty Party banner, three-year Trustee Kate Hirsch is running for mayor, with residents Diane Turner, Jay Silverman and Jeffrey Greilsheimer rounding out her slate. 

All five village elections will take place on Wednesday, March 18.

The Village of North Hills will not be holding elections in 2020 on account of trustees’ four-year terms.


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