Nancy Sherman wins Thomaston trustee race on write-in campaign

Nancy Sherman wins Thomaston trustee race on write-in campaign
Thomaston village hall. (Photo courtesy of Google Maps)

Thomaston resident Nancy Sherman won a seat on the Thomaston Board of Trustees following a write-in campaign.

Sherman received 68 votes and defeated Trustee Karen Lynne Siegel, who also ran on a write-in campaign, for the second trustee spot. Siegel received 57 votes.

Siegel said last month she intended to run to retain her seat on the village’s Board of Trustees despite missing the state-mandated deadline to submit the necessary paperwork to appear on the ballot.

Mayor Steven Weinberg and Trustees Burton Weston were re-elected to the board after running unopposed. Weinberg received 123 votes and Weston received 97 as both will serve on the board for another two years.

Great Neck Plaza Trustees Lawrence Katz and Alex (Siu Long) Au were both elected to serve on the board for two years after both ran unopposed.

Katz received 103 votes and Au received 102. Au was appointed to the board last year to fill out the term of longtime Trustee Gerry Schneiderman.

Katz, a certified public accountant and attorney who previously served three years on the village’s Zoning Appeals Board, has served since December 2012.

Au has an MBA in finance and accounting and has worked with Fortune 500 companies and large nonprofit organizations. He also served in the U.S. Army as a transportation specialist and as a member of the Great Neck Library’s Nominating Committee. Au lives in the Plaza with his wife, Dorothy Feng, and their two daughters.

Schneiderman, who was first elected to the board in 2000, was a member of the Wyngate Civic Association during the 1970s. His involvement in local government spurred him to be appointed to the village’s Zoning Board of Appeals by former Mayor Andrew Wurman.

Great Neck Plaza Village Justice Neil Finkston was also re-elected to serve another four years in his position after running unopposed. Finkston received 106 votes.

Great Neck Estates Mayor William Warner and Trustees Jeffrey Farkas and Ira Ganzfried won their uncontested elections and will each serve four-year seats on the board, following a local law passed in 2018 that extends a board member’s tenure between each election.

Warner received 128 votes, Ganzfried received 121 and Farkas received 120.

Great Neck Estates Village Justice Andrew D. Greene received 119 votes to retain his position for another four years. Greene was appointed following the death of former Village Justice Harry Burstein in October.

She was appointed to the Board of Trustees on April 11 to fill out the remaining term of Jill Monoson.

Kensington Trustee Brent Greenspan received 53 votes and Carey Ye, who received 36, were elected to serve two-year terms on the board. Alina Hendler received 19 write-in votes, village officials said.

The Villages of Kings Point, Lake Success, Russell Gardens and Great Neck will all have their elections in June. The Village of Saddle Rock will not hold any elections this year.

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