Village of Great Neck Mayor Pedram Bral and Village of Russell Gardens Mayor David Miller are both running unopposed to retain their positions June 20.
After defeating former Mayor Ralph Kreitzman in 2015, Bral faced challengers in his 2017 and 2019 re-election campaigns. He most recently won an uncontested election in 2021, receiving 939 votes.
Bral is a surgical director at the Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn. He will be running for another two-year term as mayor.
Village of Great Neck Trustees Anne Mendelson and Steven Hope are also running unopposed for another two years on the board.
Mendelson, a technical product manager at Refinitiv, was first elected to the board in 2015. She taught math at Great Neck North High School until 2013 and also served on the Architectural Review Committee and as a representative to the Manhasset Bay Protection Committee.
Hope, a property manager at Park Row South Realty, has served on the board since 2017. Hope has been a coach, trustee and soccer commissioner at Great Neck PAL for more than 10 years.
The election will take place at the Great Neck House on June 20 from 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Miller is the lone member of the Russell Gardens Board of Trustees up for election this year. Miller entered the 2019 race as the acting mayor after his predecessor, Steven Kirshner, moved out of the village.
He will be running for a four-year term as mayor following a 2019 vote by the village board that extended the terms from two years to four years. This is the first time a Russell Gardens mayor will run for a four-year term on the board.
The election will take place at the Village Hall, 6 Tain Drive, on June 20 from 12 p.m.- 9 p.m.
Lake Success Deputy Mayor Gene Kaplan and Trustees Lawrence Farkas and Marian Lee are all running unopposed for re-election to the board. Each candidate will serve another two years on the board, if re-elected.
The election will take place at the Village Hall, 318 Lakeville Road, on June 20 from 12 p.m.- 9 p.m.
Efforts to reach the Village of Kings Point for the seats up for re-election there were unavailing. In 2021, Trustees Hooshang Nematzadeh and Ira Nesenoff along with current Mayor Kouros “Kris” Torkan ran unopposed for re-election.