Cheng, Fitzgerald run unopposed for another term on the Floral Park village board

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Floral Park trustees Kevin Fitzgerald, left, and Archie Cheng, are running unopposed for re-election to the village board. (Photo courtesy of the Village of Floral Park)

Village of Floral Park Trustees Archie Cheng and Kevin Fitzgerald are running unopposed for re-election to the village board during the March election.

Fitzgerald is running for his fourth two-year term and Cheng for his second.

Efforts to reach Cheng and Fitzgerald were unavailing.

Cheng was appointed as a trustee in February 2016 after the death of Trustee James Rhatigan.

After finishing Rhatigan’s term, he won an unopposed election that March with 980 votes.

Cheng has been a Floral Park resident since 1978 and was the village’s prosecuting attorney since 1984. He was also previously president of both the Floral Park-Bellerose and Sewanhaka school boards.

Fitzgerald was appointed to the village board in 2011 and was made deputy mayor following Rhatigan’s death.

Fitzgerald first got involved in the village government as a member of the Third Track Task Force, fighting the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s plan for a third Long Island Rail Road track in the mid-2000s.

The village later reactivated the committee when the MTA revived the third-track proposal and tapped Cheng to lead it.

In the 2016 election, Fitzgerald and Cheng both ran on their opposition to the third track and to the video casino proposed for Belmont Park.

Fitzgerald has also been vocal recently about asking members of the New York Islanders to meet with the village to discuss the new Belmont Park arena and its impact on Floral Park.

1 COMMENT

  1. Running unopposed is no surprise. There is no second, yet alone, third party. The Village will have none of that. The recent editorial of 2/20/18 re: Munsey Park (where Floral Park gets a mention of grade F), reflects the exact practices that is carried out in Floral Park.

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