Great Neck Estates hosts competitive trustee election March 19

Great Neck Estates hosts competitive trustee election March 19
Great Neck Estates village hall. (Photo by Janelle Clausen)

Great Neck voters will hit the polls once again March 19 to vote in their local village elections, with Great Neck Estates headlining the day as the community’s only contested race as two candidates vie for a trustee position.

Five Great Neck villages will be holding elections this March: Great Neck Estates, Great Neck Plaza, Kensington, Saddle Rock and Thomaston.

All races are uncontested except for the trustee race in Great Neck Estates.

The Village of Great Neck Estates will have one trustee position up for a vote, with incumbent Trustee Michael J. Smiley facing off against challenger Lilia Shemesh.

Smiley is running under the Better Government Party, while Shemesh is running on the United Residents Party line.

The trustee position is for a one-year term.

The election will be held on March 19 from 12-9 p.m. at Village Hall, located at 4 Gateway Drive.

The Village of Great Neck Plaza will be holding elections for its mayor and two trustees, all of which are uncontested with just incumbents running.

Mayor Ted Rosen, Trustee Pamela Marksheid and Trustee Michael DeLuccia will be running to be re-elected for another five-year term.

Rosen was first elected to the village’s board in 1985 and served as deputy mayor until he was elected mayor in 2020.

The election will be hosted March 19 at Village Hall, located at 2 Gussack Plaza, from 9 a.m.-9 p.m.

The Village of Kensington’s election will have three positions on the ballot: mayor and two trustees.

Mayor Susan Lopatkin will be seeking re-election alongside her fellow Trustee and Deputy Mayor Jeffrey Greener.

Since Trustee Phil Bornstein will not be seeking re-election this March, Andrew Bloom will be running for the position. He does not face any challengers in the election.

Kensington will be holding its March 19 election at Village Hall, located at 2 Nassau Drive, from 12-9 p.m.

The Village of Saddle Rock will be holding an election for two trustee positions, with Trustees Arash Ganjian and Ronen Ben-Josef running to reclaim their seats on the board.

The election will be held from 12-9 p.m. on March 19 at Village Hall, located at 18 Masefield Way.

The Village of Thomaston will have two trustees on its March 19 ballot, both featuring incumbents facing an uncontested re-election.

Trustee Aaron Halpern and Trustee Jay W. Chagrin are seeking to be re-elected for another two-year term on the village’s board. Both are seeking a second term after being elected in 2022.

Halpern and Chagrin are running under the village’s Good Neighbors Party.

The March 19 election will be held at Thomaston’s Village Hall, located at 100 East Shore Road, from 12-9 p.m.

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