Following former Mayor Elaine Phillips’ state Senate victory in November, the Flower Hill government got a new mayor, a new deputy mayor and two new trustees.
In March, five seats in the village are up for re-election and all five trustees have filed to run.
Mayor Bob McNamara, who served as deputy mayor under Phillips and has been a trustee since 2012, has filed to run for a one-year term in a special election.
When Phillips asked McNamara to be a trustee five years ago, he said, he never imagined one day being mayor.
“I actually always felt sorry for the person who was going to replace her,” he said in December. “She did a superb job and was so involved in every aspect of the village.”
Trustee Frank Genese, who was appointed to the board in December to fill McNamara’s seat, has filed to run for a two-year term.
Genese, a resident of Flower Hill for 15 years, served as an architect consultant in Munsey Park for 11 years.
Kate Hirsch, who was appointed to the board in October to replace Trustee Karen Reichenbach, who died in May, has filed to run for a one-year term in a special election.
Newly appointed Deputy Mayor Brian Herrington, who has been on the board since 2014, filed to run for a two-year term, and Trustee Jay Beber, a board member since 2015, is running for a two-year term.
All Flower Hill elections are uncontested.
Elections will take place on Tuesday, March 21, from noon to 9 p.m. at Flower Hill Village Hall at 1 Bonnie Heights Road in Manhasset.
Three Baxter Estates board members are running unopposed for re-election in March.
Baxter Estates Mayor Nora Haagenson, who was elected as a trustee in March 2011 and was elected as mayor in 2015, has filed to run for re-election for a two-year term.
Haagenson, who worked as an English teacher for more than 35 years, helped the village of about 1,000 residents ring in its 85th anniversary in December.
Trustee Chris Ficalora filed to run for re-election for a two-year term.
He was appointed to the Board of Trustees in April 2015 and was elected in March 2016.
Deputy Mayor Charles Comer, who has been on the board since 2001, has filed to run for a two-year term.
Baxter Estates elections will also take place on Tuesday, March 21, from noon to 9 p.m. at Village Hall at 315 Main St. in Port Washington.
Village of Port Washington North Mayor Bob Weitzner, who was elected as a trustee in 2002 and became mayor in 2005, has filed to run for re-election for a two-year term. He is running unopposed.
Trustee Sherman Scheff, a board trustee since 2008, also filed to run for re-election for a two-year term, and Matthew Kepke, a trustee since 2014, has filed to run for re-election for a two-year term.
Elections will be held on Tuesday, March 21, from noon to 9 p.m. at the Port Washington North Village Hall at 3 Pleasant Ave. in Port Washington.